This book deals with new therapies that use cells such as stem cells to treat, retard, or even cure devastating muscle diseases such as Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and muscular dystrophy.
The text is divided into two parts. The first part contains chapters by contributors establishing basic aspects of cellular therapies, focusing mostly on muscle disorders.
The second part deals with specific disorders, especially Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Together, these two parts provide insight into the rapidly changing field of available cellular therapies.