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Edited By:Lucia Faravelli, Satish Nagarajaiah

Vol 36(12 Issues in 2018 ) Print ISSN: 1066-5099 Online ISSN: 1549-4918 Impact Factor: 5.587



STEM CELLS, a peer reviewed journal published monthly, provides a forum for prompt publication of original investigative papers and concise reviews. STEM CELLS is read and written by clinical and basic scientists whose expertise encompasses the rapidly expanding fields of stem and progenitor cell biology. STEM CELLS welcomes original articles and concise reviews describing basic laboratory investigations of stem cells and the translation of their clinical aspects of characterization and manipulation from the bench to patient care. The journal covers all aspects of stem cells embryonic stem cells/induced pluripotent stem cells; tissue-specific stem cells; stem cell technology: epigenetics, genomics, proteomics, and metabonomics; cancer stem cells; translational and clinical research; and regenerative medicine.


STEM CELLS covers:

Embryonic Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells

  • Signaling pathways/factors regulating and/or initiating ESC/iPS cells pluripotency and differentiation
  • Derivation and organization of primitive, early structures with or without tissue specificity

Tissue-Specific Stem Cells

  • Regulation of and pathways that govern stem cell self-renewal and/or differentiation
  • Cellular interactions and signaling pathways necessary for tissue specificity
  • Molecules and signaling pathways that modulate homing or mobilization of tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells
  • Functional properties of tissue-specific and progenitor cells
  • Improving engraftment for efficient and less costly cellular therapy for adult stem cells
  • Understanding and avoiding teratoma formation

Stem Cell Technology: Epigenetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabonomics

  • Mutagenesis and epigenetic influences
  • Surveys of gene and/or protein expression with a link to structure or function
  • Quantitative measurements of the dynamic multiparametric metabolic response of living systems to pathophysiological stimuli or genetic modification
  • Prediction of the outcome (efficacy or toxicity) of a drug or xenobiotic intervention in an individual based on a mathematical model of preintervention metabolite signatures

Cancer Stem Cells

  • Cellular origin of cancer stem cells
  • Genetic constraints, including epigenetic modifications, that influence growth process
  • The cancer stem cell niche, and cancer stem cells as therapeutic targets
  • Mathematical models of cancer cell evolution and mechanisms of survival

Translational and Clinical Research

  • Studies describing new model systems with potential for drug development
  • Translation into pharmaceutical, clinical or practical findings

Regenerative Medicine

  • Potential applications for stem cell-based strategies in pathological conditions
  • Tissue engineering and characterization of engineered tissues
  • Medical device and artificial organ development
  • Stem cell transplantation and technologies that will maintain, improve or restore the function of diseased organs
  • Gene therapies for inherited diseases