Special Topic: Stem Cells



Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. The advances in our knowledge and understanding of stem cells have fundamentally changed the way we see human biology and physiology, not to mention disease. It has become clear in recent years that not only are the our bodies more plastic than previously thought, but the number and type of stem cells that play a role in the generation and regeneration of human tissue far exceed original expectations. In this special topic, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research or review articles on stem cells.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Stem Cells for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Stem Cells” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Stem Cells.


Related Conferences:

September 24 - 28, 2013, London, UK. the third meeting on Stem Cell Biology

May 30-31, 2013, University of California, Santa Cruz. UCSC Stem Cells & Aging Symposium

April 21-26, 2013, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, Stem Cells & Cancer

October 12-14, 2013, Dalian, China, Regenerative medicine & stem cell 2013

Related Journals (Special issue):

BioEssays (Special issue: Stem Cells)

Nature-Cell Research (Special issue: stem cell biology)

Journal of Biomolecular Screening (Special issue: stem cells)

Journal of Medical Ethics (Special issue: ethics of stem cell-derived gametes)


Related Articles:

Bianco, P., Riminucci, M., Gronthos, S., & Robey, P. G. (2001). Bone marrow stromal stem cells: nature, biology, and potential applications. Stem cells, 19(3), 180-192.

Chamberlain, G., Fox, J., Ashton, B., & Middleton, J. (2007). Concise review: mesenchymal stem cells: their phenotype, differentiation capacity, immunological features, and potential for homing. Stem cells, 25(11), 2739-2749.

Jiang, Y., Jahagirdar, B. N., Reinhardt, R. L., Schwartz, R. E., Keene, C. D., Ortiz-Gonzalez, X. R., ... & Verfaillie, C. M. (2002). Pluripotency of mesenchymal stem cells derived from adult marrow. Nature, 418(6893), 41-49.

Kern, S., Eichler, H., Stoeve, J., Klüter, H., & Bieback, K. (2006). Comparative analysis of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, or adipose tissue. Stem cells, 24(5), 1294-1301.

Pittenger, M. F., Mackay, A. M., Beck, S. C., Jaiswal, R. K., Douglas, R., Mosca, J. D., ... & Marshak, D. R. (1999). Multilineage potential of adult human mesenchymal stem cells. science, 284(5411), 143-147.

Reya, T., Morrison, S. J., Clarke, M. F., & Weissman, I. L. (2001). Stem cells, cancer, and cancer stem cells. nature, 414(6859), 105-111.

Sekiya, I., Larson, B. L., Smith, J. R., Pochampally, R., Cui, J. G., & Prockop, D. J. (2002). Expansion of human adult stem cells from bone marrow stroma: conditions that maximize the yields of early progenitors and evaluate their quality. Stem cells, 20(6), 530-541.

Takahashi, K., & Yamanaka, S. (2006). Induction of pluripotent stem cells from mouse embryonic and adult fibroblast cultures by defined factors. cell, 126(4), 663-676.

Takahashi, K., Tanabe, K., Ohnuki, M., Narita, M., Ichisaka, T., Tomoda, K., & Yamanaka, S. (2007). Induction of pluripotent stem cells from adult human fibroblasts by defined factors. cell, 131(5), 861-872.