Ch 10: Reemerging Health Technologies

About This Chapter

This chapter was developed to provide information about reemerging health technologies. Discover how to grow a new heart, or a brand new windpipe. Learn about the world of stem cells and look at the pluses and minuses of this and other advanced technologies.

Reemerging Health Technologies - Chapter Summary

These lessons are about reemerging health technologies. Take a look at the possibilities of umbilical cord blood storage after birth and how scientists are conducting studies using embryonic stem cells to regrow and rejuvenate damaged body parts.

Examine how stem cells are able to fix damaged tissues and organs. You will find additional lesson topics, such as:

  • The definition and function of the umbilical cord
  • Uses, origins and properties of embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells
  • What role stem cells can play in transplantation
  • Reactions that can occur in transplant and transfusion procedures
  • Limitations, advances and examples in the treatment of system disorders

This chapter uses both text and video lessons. Videos are hosted by instructors and each last about five to ten minutes. We include a video transcript and a convenient keyword-based video timeline tool so you can quickly go right to any specific portion of the video you want to replay. Every lesson come with a self-assessment quiz to help you test your comprehension of the subject matter as you progress through your studies.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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