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Biomaterials for Stem Cell Engineering

Edited by: Seung-Woo Cho, Yonsei University, Korea

Stem cells have shown huge potential for regenerative medicine, but there are several critical issues to be addressed to further improve therapeutic efficacy and regenerative potential of stem cell therapy and stem cell-based tissue engineering. Functional biomaterials can solve these the limitations of current stem cell therapy by promoting prolieration, specific lineage differentiation and improving in vivo survival and engraftment of transplanted stem cells. This thematic series in Biomaterials Research aims to provide collections of recent studies on developing biomaterials for improving stem cell-based regenerative medicine. 

  1. In the past decade, stem cells, with their ability to differentiate into various types of cells, have been proven to be resourceful in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Despite the ability to repai...

    Authors: Ee-Seul Kang, Da-Seul Kim, Intan Rosalina Suhito, Wanhee Lee, Inbeom Song and Tae-Hyung Kim
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2018 22:10
  2. Biomaterials that promote the self-renewal ability and differentiation capacity of neural stem cells (NSCs) are desirable for improving stem cell therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Incorporation of m...

    Authors: Jung Seung Lee, Kisuk Yang, Ann-Na Cho and Seung-Woo Cho
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2018 22:5
  3. Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field that attempts to restore or regenerate tissues and organs through biomimetic fabrication of scaffolds with specific functionality. In recent years, graphene oxi...

    Authors: Jiyong Kim, Hwan D. Kim, Jungha Park, Eun-seo Lee, Eugene Kim, Seunghun S. Lee, Jin-Kyung Yang, Yoon-Sik Lee and Nathaniel S. Hwang
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2018 22:1