Cells and Stem Cells

Cells and Stem Cells

The Myth of Life Sciences

Dianliang Wang, Haijia Chen


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This popular science book systematically introduces major scientific and technological achievements in the field of cells and stem cells, and the conveniences they bring to human life. It covers plant cloning, animal cloning, human cloning, biological missiles, biological drugs, immunocytotherapy, stem cell therapy, stem cell bank, 4D printing, 5D printing, CAR-T technology, and other frontier fields, which reflect the latest progresses and development trends of life sciences. The book is both interesting and rich in information, revealing the magic and mystery of life sciences.Contents:

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Book Summary
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Magical World of Cells:
    • The Simple Life Forms In Nature
    • The Colorful World of Cells
    • Cell Wall, the Protection Coat
    • Cell Membrane, the Exchange Channels
    • Vital Organelles in the Cytoplasm
    • Cell Nucleus, the Nerve Center
  • The Bright Prospects of Cell Culture:
    • Tissue Culture for Micropropagation Seedling
    • Plantlet Regeneration with Protoplasts
    • Pollen Culture to Obtain Fine Breeds
    • Plant Cells for the Production of Traditional Chinese Medicines
    • Large-Scale Culture of Animal Cells
    • Artificial Skins, More Beautiful
    • Cultivating Organs, the Transplantation of Kidneys and Livers
  • The Profound Mysteries of Cell Fusions:
    • The Hybrid Cells for Monoclonal Antibody Production
    • Various Monoclonal Antibodies, Wide Applications
    • Biological Missiles Eliminate Tumors
    • Potato-Tomato, New Species of Plants
    • Tumor Vaccines, Defeating Cancers
  • The Mixed Enthusiasm for Animal Cloning:
    • Sheep Dolly, Animal Star
    • Xiangzhong Yang and Cloned Cattle
    • More and More Cloning
    • Cloned Animals Have Defects
    • Why Human Cloning Should Be Prohibited
    • Therapeutic Cloning May Be Allowed
    • Other Advances in Cloning Animals
  • Cell Operations for Creating New Individuals:
    • Breeding New Species by the Hybridizations of Cell Nuclei and Cytoplasms
    • Sphinx Chimeric Animal
    • Embryo Transfer, Breeding Elite Animals
    • Test Tube Babies Overcome Infertility
    • Artificial Seeds, Better Breeding
    • Polyploidy Breeding
  • Ascendant Cell Transplantation Therapy:
    • Stem Cells, the Sources of Life
    • Stem Cell Storage, Bank of Life
    • Stem Cells, Biological Drugs
    • Stem Cells, Clinical Applications
    • Immune Cells, Treatment of Tumors
    • Ordinary Somatic Cells, Disease Therapy
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Postscript
  • Index

Readership: High school students and undergraduates, general public.

Cells;Stem Cells;Tissue Culture;Monoclonal Antibody;Cloning;Plant Cloning;Animal Cloning;Tumor Treatment;Cell Bank'Cells and Stem Cells: The Myth of Life Sciences describes the basic concepts, theories and technologies of cells and stem cells. It's a really good book for children to get knowledge of life sciences, even for adults. In here, I love to recommend this illustrated book to my friends and their kids.' - Christopher A PissaridesAcademician of the British Academy of Social Sciences,Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010

'This is an excellent popular science book which is easy to understand and illustrated. It takes knowledge, interests and science into consideration. It reflects the frontier research fields of contemporary life sciences and the latest research achievements. I would like to recommend Cells and Stem Cells: The Myth of Life Sciences to friends who are interested in cells and stem cells and life sciences' - Kwok Fai SoAcademician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences;Professor and Director, State Key Lab of Brain and Cognitive SciencesDepartment of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong

'Cells and Stem Cells: The Myth of Life Sciences is an excellent popular science book of the frontiers in life sciences, with novel and interesting contents, such as animal cloning, biological missiles, immune cell therapies for tumors, stem cell banks, stem cell drugs, clinical application of stem cells, stem cells for beauty, as well as stem cell anti-aging. This book is not only scientific, interesting, pioneering, worth reading, but also conducive to broaden horizons and encourage thinking.' - Shixin LuAcademician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences;Researcher and former Director, Institute of Oncology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

'Professor Dianliang Wang is an expert on stem cells. He has been engaged in the research of cells and stem cells for decades, and has edited and published scientific monographs such as Stem Cell Tissue Engineering Technologies, Cell Transplantation Therapies and Biological Drugs and Clinical Applications. Professor Haijia Chen has been engaged in the production management of stem cell enterprises for a long time. Cells and Stem Cells: The Myth of Life Sciences is a popular science book written by Professor Dianliang Wang and Professor Haijia Chen for young people. It is scientific, knowledgeable, interesting and pioneering. It is worth reading and collecting' - Weidong LeProfessor and Director, Institute of Neurology, the Affiliated SichuanPeople's Hospital of University of Electronic Science and Technology, China

'Cells and Stem Cells: The Myth of Life Sciences describes the hot research fields of life sciences in recent decades, such as plant cell culture and plantlet regeneration, animal cell cloning, gene editing, biological missiles, artificial skins, etc. It is an excellent popular science book with rich content, large amount of information and strong readability.' - Yen WeiChair Professor and Director, Center for Frontier Polymer Research,Tsinghua University, China

Key Features:

  • Written by a national chief scientist of China and a founder of a biotech company
  • Recommended by academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Society of Biotechnology


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