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SummaryThis report describes and evaluates cell therapy
technologies and methods, which have already started to play an
important role in the practice of medicine. Hematopoietic stem cell
transplantation is replacing the old fashioned bone marrow
transplants. Role of cells in drug discovery is also described.
Cell therapy is bound to become a part of medical practice.
Stem cells are discussed in detail in one chapter. Some light
is thrown on the current controversy of embryonic sources of stem
cells and comparison with adult sources. Other sources of stem
cells such as the placenta, cord blood and fat removed by
liposuction are also discussed. Stem cells can also be genetically
modified prior to transplantation.
Cell therapy technologies overlap with those of gene therapy,
cancer vaccines, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine. Pharmaceutical applications of stem cells including those
in drug discovery are also described. Various types of cells used,
methods of preparation and culture, encapsulation and genetic
engineering of cells are discussed. Sources of cells, both human
and animal (xenotransplantation) are discussed. Methods of delivery
of cell therapy range from injections to surgical implantation
using special devices.
Cell therapy has applications in a large number of disorders.
The most important are diseases of the nervous system and cancer