Stem Cells

Authored by: Andrea Liebmann‐Vinson , Sharon C. Presnell

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120005524

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Abstract

This entry will discuss the key properties of stem cells, as well as some potential pitfalls regarding their use in human therapeutics. Furthermore, we will provide examples and discussion of the importance of interactions between stem cells and biomaterials.

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