Open Yale CoursesBENG 100: Frontiers of Biomedical EngineeringLecture 6 - Cell Culture Engineering (cont.)<< previous session| next session >>Overview:Professor Saltzman describes the processes of fertilization and embryogenesis. Professor Saltzman then talksabout the definition and classification of different types of stem cells, where stem cells are found in the body,and the potential for use of stem cells in treating diseases. Some challenges in this type of therapy are alsodiscussed. Finally, Professor Saltzman introduces the exponential equation for cell growth, dX/dt = eμt, andthe concept of cell "doubling time."Reading assignment:Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology, in preparation by Mark Saltzman (forthcoming
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