5. Understanding Adult Stem Cells

  1. Lawrence S.B. Goldstein PhD and
  2. Meg Schneider

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269244.ch5

Stem Cells for Dummies®

Stem Cells for Dummies®

How to Cite

Goldstein, L. S.B. and Schneider, M. (2010) Understanding Adult Stem Cells, in Stem Cells for Dummies®, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269244.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470259283

Online ISBN: 9781118269244



  • tissue stem cell;
  • embryonic stem cells;
  • blood-forming cells;
  • immune system;
  • bone marrow transplant


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Demonstrating the Existence of Tissue Stem Cells

  • Defi ning Adult Stem Cells (And the Problem with Definitions)

  • Exploring the Abilities of Adult Stem Cells

  • Finding Stem Cells in Tissues

  • Exploring Cord Blood Stem Cells

  • Working with Adult Stem Cells