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Innovative Strategies in Tissue Engineering

Innovative Strategies in Tissue Engineering

River Publishers Series in Biotechnology and Medical Research

Innovative Strategies in Tissue Engineering

Editors:
Mayuri S. Prasad, Aalborg University, Denmark
Paolo Di Nardo, University of Tor Vergata, Italy

ISBN: 9788793237094

Available: January 2015

doi: https://doi.org/10.13052/rp-9788793237100


In spite of intensive investments and investigations carried out in the last decade, many aspects of the stem cell physiology, technology and regulation remain to be fully defined. After the enthusiasm that characterized the first decade of the discovery that when given the right cue, stem cells could repair all the different tissues in the body; it is now time to start a serious and coordinated action to define how to govern the stem cell potential and to exploit it for clinical applications. This can be achieved only with shared research programs involving investigators from all over the world and making the results available to all.

The Disputationes Workshop series (http://disputationes.info) is an international initiative aimed at disseminating stem cell related cutting edge knowledge among scientists, healthcare workers, students and policy makers. The present book gathers together some of the ideas discussed during the third and fourth Disputationes Workshops held in Florence (Italy) and Aalborg (Denmark), respectively. The aim of this book is to preserve those ideas in order to contribute to the general discussion on organ repair and to bolster a fundamental scientific and technological leap forwards the treatment of otherwise incurable diseases.
Nanocomposites, iPSC, derivation strategies, cerium dioxide, cardiac precursor cells, hydrogels, ESCs, spermatogonial stem cells, regulatory issues, medical devices, flexible modular platform, automation, cell sheet, animal models, biomaterial development, MSCs, neural disorders, mechanical stimulation, melenoma stem cells, hedgehog signalling

Chapter 1: Bioactive Nanocomposites with Applications in Biomedicine
by C.-G. Sanporean, Z. Vuluga, J.deC. Christiansen


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Chapter 2: Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles Protect Cardiac Progenitor Cells against the Oxidative Stress
by Francesca Pagliari, Giorgia Nardone, Enrico Traversa and Paolo Di Nardo


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Chapter 3: Animals Models and In Vitro Alternatives in Regenerative Medicine: Focus on Biomaterials Development
by Monika Kozak Ljunggren, DVM, PhD and May Griffith, PhD


750

Chapter 4: Differentiation Plasticity of Germline Cell-Derived Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Potential Application in Regenerative Medicine
by Sharmila Fagoonee, Letizia De Chiara, Lorenzo Silengo and Fiorella Altruda


564

Chapter 5: Mechanical Stimulation in Tissue Engineering
by John Rasmussen, Cristian Pablo Pennisi, Tea Rasmussen, Marcelo Ferreira, Christian Gammelgaard Olesen and Vladimir Zachar


589

Chapter 6: Immune Properties of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Translation of Neural Disorders
by Garima Sinha, Sarah A. Bliss, Vipul Nagula, Lauren S. Sherman, Pranela Rameshwar


599

Chapter 10: Constitutive Equations in Finite Viscoplasticity of Nanocomposite Hydrogels
by A.D. Drozdov, and J. deClaville Christiansen


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