Recently INTECH has published an online book "Recent Advances in Research on the Human Placenta" which provides a comprehensive and updated overview of the human placenta in current scenario. Interested readers can read it online or may download the book (in pdf format) - its free and no registration required.
This book contains the total of 19 chapters, each of which is written by one or several experts in the corresponding field. The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive and most updated overview of the human placenta, including current advances and future directions in the early detection, recognition, and management of placental abnormalities as well as the most common placental structure and functions, abnormalities, toxicology, infections, and pathologies. It also includes a highly controversial topic, therapeutic applications of the human placenta. A collection of articles presented by active investigators provides a clear update in the area of placental research for medical students, nurse practitioners, practicing clinicians, and biomedical researchers in the fields of obstetrics, pediatrics, family practice, genetics, and others who may be interested in human placentas.
Dr. Jing Zheng
Obstetrics and Gynecology
InTech, March, 2012
Hard cover, 428 pages
The Indian scientists Piyali Datta Chakraborty and Debasish Bhattacharyya have also contributed in this book with their work "Aqueous Extract of Human Placenta as a therapeutic-agent" (Chapter 4).
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