Karen van Kampen
is a National Magazine
and freelance journalistwho specializes inhealth and businessissues. Her stories have
been featured in many
national and regionalpublications. She is aformer staff writer with
managing editor of
National Post Business
Author photograph:Dimitri van KampenJacket photograph:Tony Hutchings/Getty ImagesJacket design:Matt Cooke
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EDICINE SITS NOT ON PHARMACYSHELVES. BUT LIES HIDDEN WITHIN EACH OF US.
promise of regenerative medicinethe regrowth of lost limbsand organs, new hope for patients with Alzheimer's or multiplesclerosis, discovering the "cellular fountain of youth"
like science fiction, but it's real and on the cutting edge of medicine.In
The Golden Cell,
acclaimed medical journalist Karen van Kampenlooks at this new technology through the stories of the scientistscreating it, and the ethical and legal questions with which they mustcontend. Many companies and universities in Canada are at theforefront of cellular research, and this fascinating book reveals howthe next frontier of medicine is unfolding around us. Van Kampen introduces us to the people behind the science, invitingus into their laboratories and into the swirling debate behind thismulti-billion-dollar industry. The world of regenerative medicinepromises to extend and improve our lives, but it is also a world that,if we're not careful, only a privileged few may enjoy.
fast-paced tour of the supercharged world of biomedical research.[Van Kampen] translates complex biology into readable prose."
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
"Truly extraordinary . . . A fine addition for the library of anyone
interested in science."
"Van Kampen has produced a book that is not only an excellent primer
on the fascinating science behind such topics [as regenerativemedicine] but is also a compelling study of the personalities and debates that have made them such political hot potatoes."
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