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Emerging investigators

Edited by Timothy O'Brien and Rocky Tuan

An article collection in Stem Cell Research & Therapy.

Emerging Investigators is a collection of articles showcasing the work of early career investigators who have demonstrated growing leadership in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and are within five years of their first independent investigator position. Contributing authors were nominated by members of the Stem Cell Research & Therapy Editorial Board.

This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Editors-in-Chief. The Editors-in-Chief declare no competing interests.

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  1. Liver fibrosis is a key phase that will progress to further injuries such as liver cirrhosis or carcinoma. This study aimed to investigate whether transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-M...

    Authors: Xiao-Yu Luo, Xiang-Jun Meng, Da-Chun Cao, Wei Wang, Kun Zhou, Lei Li, Mei Guo and Ping Wang
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2019 10:16
  2. With the development of regenerative medicine, a variety of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are increasingly considered for the treatment of premature ovarian failure (POF). Reportedly, bone marrow-derived MSCs ...

    Authors: Yantao He, Dongmei Chen, Lingling Yang, Qiaoni Hou, Huiming Ma and Xian Xu
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2018 9:263
  3. Experiments have previously demonstrated the therapeutic potential of mobilized dental pulp stem cells (MDPSCs) for complete pulp regeneration. The aim of the present pilot clinical study is to assess the safe...

    Authors: Misako Nakashima, Koichiro Iohara, Masashi Murakami, Hiroshi Nakamura, Yayoi Sato, Yoshiko Ariji and Kenji Matsushita
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2017 8:61
  4. Stem cells have great therapeutic potential due to their capacity for self-renewal and their potential for differentiating into multiple cell lineages. It has been recently shown that the host immune system ha...

    Authors: Yu Cao, Jimin Xiong, Shenghui Mei, Fu Wang, Zhigang Zhao, Songlin Wang and Yi Liu
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:210
  5. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult multipotent stem cells that possess regenerative and immunomodulatory properties. They have been widely investigated as therapeutic agents for a variety of disease condi...

    Authors: Linan Liu, Shirley X. Zhang, Rangoli Aeran, Wenbin Liao, Mengrou Lu, George Polovin, Egest J. Pone and Weian Zhao
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:181
  6. Testicular torsion is a urological emergency and infertility is a common complication due to ischemic injury. Surgical reduction and orchiopexy is indicated, but to date there is no effective method for restor...

    Authors: Chi-Hao Hsiao, Andrea Tung-Qian Ji, Chih-Cheng Chang, Chien-Jui Cheng, Liang-Ming Lee and Jennifer Hui-Chun Ho
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:113
  7. Advances in tendon engineering with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are hindered by a need for cues to direct tenogenesis, and markers to assess tenogenic state. We examined the effects of factors involved in em...

    Authors: Jeffrey P Brown, Thomas V Galassi, Matteo Stoppato, Nathan R Schiele and Catherine K Kuo
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:89
  8. Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) reside in a perivascular niche of the body, suggesting that they interact closely with vascular endothelial cells (ECs) through cell-cell interaction or paracrine signaling...

    Authors: Tsung-Lin Tsai, Bowen Wang, Matthew W Squire, Lian-Wang Guo and Wan-Ju Li
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015 6:88
  9. Mesenchymal stem cells have been increasingly used for cell-based therapies. Adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) from the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) of fat tissue are a particularly attractive optio...

    Authors: Hetal D Marble, Bryan A Sutermaster, Manisha Kanthilal, Vera C Fonseca and Eric M Darling
    Citation: Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2014 5:145