Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Human Embryo

Edited by Shigehito Yamada

Kyoto University, Japan


Tetsuya Takakuwa

Kyoto University, Japan

Human embryology is now rapidly moving to a new phase due to recent innovation and advances of life science including ES and iPS technology. This new era also directs a difficult challenge for scientists in terms of technological and ethical issues for future human embryology. However, human embryology is difficult to research due to ethics involved in the collection of human materials. This book traces the early history and provides knowledge on demonstration of principles from ancient to the most recent embryo studies amidst the unresolved scientific and ethical issues. We hope this book will help the readers to understand human embryo development better.

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The Human EmbryoEdited by Shigehito Yamada

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1209

ISBN: 978-953-51-0124-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6835-5

Copyright year: 2012

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51244 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction – Developmental Overview of the Human Embryo

By Shigehito Yamada, and Tetsuya Takakuwa


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2. Presenting Human Embryology in an International Open-Access Reference Centre (HERC)

By Beate Brand-Saberi, Edgar Wingender, Otto Rienhoff and Christoph Viebahn


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3. Optimal Environment for the Implantation of Human Embryo

By Paweł Kuć


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4. Immune Regulation of Human Embryo Implantation by Circulating Blood Cells

By Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yukiyasu Sato, Atsushi Ideta, Yoshito Aoyagi, Yoshihiko Araki and Kazuhiko Imakawa


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5. The Future of Human Embryo Culture Media – Or Have We Reached the Ceiling?

By Deirdre Zander-Fox and Michelle Lane


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6. Benzo[a]pyrene and Human Embryo

By Shi Jiao, Bingci Liu and Meng Ye


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7. Developmental Anatomy of the Human Embryo – 3D-Imaging and Analytical Techniques

By Shigehito Yamada, Takashi Nakashima, Ayumi Hirose, Akio Yoneyama, Tohoru Takeda and Tetsuya Takakuwa


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8. Cardiovascular Development in the First Trimester

By Preeta Dhanantwari, Linda Leatherbury and Cecilia W. Lo


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9. Development, Differentiation and Derivatives of the Wolffian and Müllerian Ducts

By Monika Jacob, Faisal Yusuf and Heinz Jürgen Jacob


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10. Cytogenetic Analysis of Spontaneous Miscarriage

By Nobuaki Ozawa


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