The second Wednesday of October, the 13th October this year, is nominated as Stem Cell Awareness day, in recognition of the extraordinary qualities of Stem Cells, how much they have taught us about normal development and disease and how much promise they hold for stem-cell based therapies and Regenerative Medicine. To celebrate Stem Cells in BMC Series we have compiled an article collection from across different journals that focus on various types of stem cells. The articles cover aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies to elucidate normal developmental processes and disease mechanisms and assess toxicity; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. We look forward to receiving more stem-cell related studies in BMC Series.
Tse, J.D., Moore, R., Meng, Y. et al.
BMC Dev Biol 21, 2 (2021).
Georgakopoulos, N., Prior, N., Angres, B. et al. Long-term expansion, genomic stability and in vivo safety of adult human pancreas organoids.
BMC Dev Biol 20, 4 (2020).
Emilia Solomon, Katie Davis-Anderson, Blake Hovde, Sofiya Micheva-Viteva, Jennifer Foster Harris, Scott Twary & Rashi Iyer.
BMC Mol and Cell Biol 22, 13 (2021).
Avazzadeh, S., Quinlan, L.R., Reilly, J. et al.
BMC Neurosci 22, 56 (2021).
Son, YB., Kang, YH., Lee, HJ. et al.
BMC Oral Health 21, 15 (2021).
Du, J., Lu, Y., Song, M. et al.
BMC Oral Health 20, 50 (2020).
Alipour, M., Firouzi, N., Aghazadeh, Z. et al.
BMC Biotechnol 21, 6 (2021).
Basma, H., Tatineni, S., Dhar, K. et al.
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 20, 357 (2020).
A phase Ib/IIa, randomised, double-blind, multicentre trial to assess the safety and efficacy of expanded Cx611 allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells (eASCs) for the treatment of patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit.
Laterre, PF., Sánchez-García, M., van der Poll, T. et al.
BMC Pulm Med 20, 309 (2020).
Feng, X., Chen, P., Zhao, X. et al.
BMC Ophthalmol 21, 26 (2021).
Takagi, T., Kabata, T., Hayashi, K. et al.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 21, 691 (2020).
Pang, LX., Cai, WW., Li, Q. et al.
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 21, 215 (2021).
Funano, Si., Tone, D., Ukai, H. et al.
BMC Res Notes 13, 453 (2020).
Murdoch, B., Marcon, A. & Caulfield, T.
BMC Med Ethics 21, 52 (2020).