Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications

Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications

Andriani Daskalaki (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany)
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 598
ISBN13: 9781466625068|ISBN10: 1466625066|EISBN13: 9781466625075|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2506-8


Studies of developmental biology are now benefiting the advancements made in the field of regenerative medicine. Current research on aging will attempt to reverse visible aging characteristics of somatic cells using cellular reprogramming to by-pass senescence.

Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications aims to translate basic science discoveries into regenerative therapies with the application of clinical tool in aging and tissue regeneration. The understanding of the characteristics affecting the aging process is an effort to guide approaches for preventing and treating age-related diseases.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Age Related Diseases
  • Aging
  • Gene Expression
  • Immunotherapy
  • Regeneration and Aging Applications
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Stem Cell Research

Reviews and Testimonials

Scientists and engineers in a wide range of biomedical specialties explore how discoveries in basic sciences can be transformed into regenerative therapies to thwart natural aging. The topics include methodologies in cancer treatment and post-treatment tissue reconstruction, a stability analysis approach to modeling colorectal cancer, the immunogenicity of stem cells, generating scaffold-free three-dimensional cartilage-like microtissues from human chondrocytes, designing biomedical stents for vascular therapy, tactile resonance sensors for detecting and diagnosing age-related diseases, and whether activated platelet-rich plasma combined with adipose-derived stem cells can be used to treat skin wrinkles.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

This book offers a diverse collection of articles that present in-depth analyses of issues, important concepts, new trends and technologies in the field of aging and regeneration. The chapters are written by different research groups, and therefore can be read independently.

– Joanna Goral, Associate Professor, Midwestern University. Doody's Book Reviews

An innovative, pioneering and unique work, this title takes a very focused look at the aging process, its underlying mechanisms, and the current and upcoming promising regenerative technologies to slow down aging. It also looks at how to minimize the occurrence of the typical diseases and disorders that affect elderly people including arthritis, cancer, dementia (and other neurodegenerative diseases), heart disease, and even wrinkles.

– Hiro Motiram, BizIndia Online News

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Andriani Daskalaki presently works in the field of molecular medicine and bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. She completed her PhD in 2002 on working in the applications of photodynamic therapy in the area of oral medicine from the Free University of Berlin. She received a two-year DAAD scholarship (1996-1998) for her research in the field of PDT. Dr. Daskalaki received a MS in Medical Informatics from TFH Berlin with her work in “Development of a documentation software for robot-assisted intraoral operations” and a MS degree in bioinformatics with her work in “Variance analysis of multifactor models in gene expression experiments with application to the identification of genetic markers for hypertension.” She received a poster prize for her participation in the International Photodynamic Association Meeting in Nantes. She is the editor of the “Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine” and has presented many oral presentations at national and international meetings. She is a founding member and committee member of the Greek Dental Laser Association. Her research interest areas include systems biology, PDT, and laser applications in dentistry.