TY - CHAP A1 - Monica Monici A2 - Francesca Cialdai ED1 - Jamie Davies Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - The Role of Physical Factors in Cell Differentiation, Tissue Repair and Regeneration N2 - When most types of human tissue are damaged, they repair themselves by forming a scar - a mechanically strong 'patch' that restores structural integrity to the tissue without restoring physiological function. Much better, for a patient, would be like-for-like replacement of damaged tissue with something functionally equivalent: there is currently an intense international research effort focused on this goal. This timely book addresses key topics in tissue regeneration in a sequence of linked chapters, each written by world experts; understanding normal healing; sources of, and methods of using, stem cells; construction and use of scaffolds; and modelling and assessment of regeneration. The book is intended for an audience consisting of advanced students, and research and medical professionals. BT - Tissue Regeneration SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/26014 DO - 10.5772/26014 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -