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Foundations of Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Professor David L Stocum


Regenerative biology and medicine is a rapidly developing field that can revolutionize medicine. It is a nexus of convergent science, drawing from chemistry, physics, mathematics and bioengineering. Foundations of Regenerative Biology and Medicine introduces the essentials of regenerative biology and medicine to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, as well as students and professionals outside the field who need (and want) an introduction to the subject. This relatively short book can be read in one semester and delivers the essential framework to understand the biological aspects of different mechanisms of regeneration and the therapeutic strategies that have emerged from this biology.

About Editors

David L Stocum is Emeritus Professor of biology and Emeritus Dean of the School of Science at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Stocum holds undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology, a MS in zoology and a PhD in cell and developmental biology. For 21 years he pursued an active research and teaching career in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, where he also served administrative terms as Director of the Honors Biology Program and Acting Head of Anatomical Sciences. Stocum is known for his research on the regeneration of amphibian limbs, and for his writings on the subject of regenerative biology and medicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Regeneration

Chapter 2 Wound Repair by Fibrosis

Chapter 3 Regeneration by Stem Cells

Chapter 4 Non-Stem Cell Regenerative Mechanisms

Chapter 5 Appendage Regeneration

Chapter 6 Strategies of Regenerative Medicine

Chapter 7 Pharmaceutical Therapies for Wound Repair and Regeneration

Chapter 8 Cell Transplants as Regenerative Therapy             

Chapter 9 Biomimetic Tissues and Organs

Chapter 10 Into the Adjacent Possible


Hardback ISBN: 9780750316248

Ebook ISBN: 9780750316262

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1626-2

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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