I recently published a book, called Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine, which is on stem cells and other medical-related topics, and thought it would be of interest to readers at The Node. A large part of the book is just on stem cells — specifically, an entire chapter (74 pages) is on the many different stem cell types and relevant cutting-edge research (including a general introduction to stem cells), and another chapter is dedicated to bioengineering organs, regeneration in the salamander, and the amazing life-cycle of the jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula. The book is geared towards the general public, so it is perfect for introducing someone to these fields.
Here are some more details on the book:
“In Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine, author Dr. Teisha J. Rowland discusses the history and latest scientific advancements in these fields of science, and many more. With a specific focus on issues that we increasingly encounter in the modern world around us, Dr. Rowland explores cutting-edge science through essays that can be easily digested: complex scientific concepts are broken down into key points based on the latest discoveries, technical jargon is clearly explained, and the impacts of these discoveries on our lives are explored. This book includes comprehensible explorations of a wide range of topics, including different types of stem cells and treatments they may be used in, the development and impact of in vitro fertilization (a technique responsible for over 1% of U.S. births today), how and why GMOs are made, the creation of vaccines to fight cancer, and fascinating food science behind delectable drinks such as beer, wine, and tea.”
The book is available as a Kindle eBook or paperback at Amazon.com. Feel free to spread the word to anyone you think may be interested.
Also, for those who may be interested, I recently published a second similar book that is focused on animals, called Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Animals Both Commonplace and Bizarre, which is also available through Amazon.com.