As the field of regenerative medicine expands to incorporate researchers and technicians working in tissue engineering, stem cells, nuclear transfer (therapeutic cloning), cell, tissue, and organ transplantation, nanotechnology, and bioengineering, there is a need for a foundational reference which provides students, researchers, and technicians who are essentials version of the book to provide the fundamentals. Chapters in this version of the book will focus on the fundamental principles of regenerative therapies which have cross-references with a broad range of disciplines. This book highlights the fundamentals of regenerative medicine to relate to a variety of related science and technology fields. There is an introductory chapter that directly addresses why regenerative medicine is important to a variety of researchers by providing practical examples and references to primary literature. This title includes new discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs.