Distinct from tissue engineering, which focuses primarily on the repair of tissues, regenerative engineering focuses on the regeneration of tissues: creating living, functional tissue that has the ability to replace organs that are dysfunctional. The challenge of working in an area like regenerative engineering lies, in part, in the breadth of information required to truly appreciate and begin to think about this field. Regenerative Engineering introduces the field through the presentation of fundamental concepts of cell biology, stem cell science, materials science, and cell-material interactions. It also focuses on specific organ and tissue types and presents up-to-date examples of ongoing work, often in the context of a specific clinical need.
Regenerative medicine focuses on the biological aspects of tissue regeneration via stem cells, factors, and cytokines, while tissue engineering focuses on the integration of materials science and life sciences. This book integrates these two areas, presenting each concept in the framework of regenerative engineering.
Features:Covers a number of cutting-edge topics related to regenerative medicine and tissue engineeringIncludes an introductory chapter on materials scienceFeatures a number of the contributors who are world-class researchers, one of whom is Dr. Anthony Atala, whose work dealing with organ regenerative engineering was featured on Sixty MinutesIncorporates problem-based learning throughout the text, which is not hypothetical but based on actual biological, engineering, or clinical scenarios
Combining science, engineering and medicine, Regenerative Engineering incorporates all of the essential elements needed for further advancement in this field. The book explores the development and examination of vital organs and tissue types and addresses concerns as it relates to the regenerative engineering of various organ tissues, vascular tissues, bone, ligament, neural tissue, and the interfaces between tissues.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 435
Weight: 812 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"This is a good book to have on your bookcase so that it can be easily handed to a student or young investigator. I foresee this book as a stepping off point to stimulate interest in a field that is rapidly evolving and is likely to have a significant impact on our ability to treat disease, disfigurement and trauma in the future."
-Biomaterials Forum, Fourth Quarter 2013
"This book gives historical precedence for tissue engineering while providing the most up-to-date clinical examples. It is nice to see tissue engineering strategies that are tissue-specific, as the design requirements of clinical solutions will depend largely on the tissue of interest. This book is ideal for introductory coursework or reference for the initiate in the field of tissue engineering. ... The authors are leaders in their respective fields and have knowledge of both the breadth and depth of tissue engineering strategies. The text is well-organized and will fit well into most introductory biomaterials/tissue engineering courses around the country."
-Laura Suggs, University of Texas at Austin, USA
"The text is well written and succinct. The references are up to date. Given the background of the senior editor as an orthopaedic surgeon, clinical details are provided in most of the chapters in a highly readable manner, and this can be useful for the non-clinician user."
-The Journal of Histotechnology, March 2014
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