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Alison, M. R., Poulsom, R., Forbes, S. and Wright, N. A. (2002), An introduction to stem cells. J. Pathol., 197: 419–423. doi: 10.1002/path.1187

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Chapter 1, “Introduction to Stem Cells,” provides a comprehensive introductory overview of stem cells and gives a unique historical perspective with respect to advances in stem cell-related research throughout the millennia. The chapter begins with a brief history of stem cell research and expands upon historical implications in each section, outlining and describing seminal findings which have led to significant advancements in stem cell-based therapeutics and even diagnostics efforts. The chapter emphasizes the developmental and biological origins of stem cells, noting key molecular, morphological, and biochemical events occurring during embryonic development which set the stage for potency acquisition, transition and, ultimately, stem cell commitment to mature, differentiated lineages. All major stem cell types are introduced to the reader in both historical and developmental context. In addition, cutting-edge technologies such as induced pluripotency and nuclear transfer are described. The chapter concludes with an overview of the emerging stem cell industry emphasizing stem cells as the major regenerative medicine technological platform.

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Alison, M. R., Poulsom, R., Forbes, S. and Wright, N. A. (2002), An introduction to stem cells. J. Pathol., 197: 419–423. doi: 10.1002/path.1187

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Book. Christopher Thomas Scott, Stem Cell Now - From the Experiment That Shook the World to the New Politics of Life. Pi Press, 2006. ISBN 0-13-173798-8. A stem cell primer, for the general audience. It starts with basic biology, and describes the types of stem cells. It then describes some of the types of work being done with stem cells, and finally the moral and political debate. Scott is obviously an advocate of stem cell work, but strives for balanced presentation of controversies. The best part of the book, for many, will be the basic biology in the first chapters. Also see Bellomo, 2006 (just above); Bellomo may be a less technical introduction to stem cells.Alison, M. R., Poulsom, R., Forbes, S. and Wright, N. A. (2002), An introduction to stem cells. J. Pathol., 197: 419–423. doi: 10.1002/path.1187Neural stem cells self-renew and give rise to neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells hold great promise for neural repair after injury or disease. However, a great deal of information needs to be gathered before optimally using neural stem cells for neural repair. This brief review provides an introduction to neural stem cells and briefly describes some advances in neural stem-cell biology and biotechnology. Neural stem cells self-renew and give rise to neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells hold great promise for neural repair after injury or disease. However, a great deal of information needs to be gathered before optimally using neural stem cells for neural repair. This brief review provides an introduction to neural stem cells and briefly describes some advances in neural stem-cell biology and biotechnology.Neural stem cells self-renew and give rise to neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells hold great promise for neural repair after injury or disease. However, a great deal of information needs to be gathered before optimally using neural stem cells for neural repair. This brief review provides an introduction to neural stem cells and briefly describes some advances in neural stem-cell biology and biotechnology.