Cell Transplantation: The Regenerative Medicine Journal. A Biennial Analysis of Publications
Abstract:Cell Transplantation (CT) is clearly on the efficacious path to providing therapies for some of the most debilitating degenerative and injurious disorders. However, the majority of research involving cell transplantation remains at the laboratory stage in animal models. Questions as to specific types of cell therapies for certain diseases have yet to be answered. For this reason it is interesting to browse through the numerous scientific articles published in CT and focus on certain commonalities. The CT field has rapidly changed over the past 2 years, specifically with the discovery of embryonic stem cells and the ability of adult stem cells to transdifferentiate into different tissue types. Cancer research involving the transplantation of hematopoietic cells such as bone marrow stromal cells is under intense investigation to determine their potential laboratory and clinical capabilities for additional diseases of the brain and body. In light of the new regenerative abilities of various types of stem cells, CT is increasing its role in publishing keynote papers in the emerging fields of Regenerative and Reparative medicine. To reflect this, the journal has added a subtitle, and now reads Cell Transplantation: The Regenerative Medicine Journal.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 78, Tampa, FL 33612
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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- Cell Transplantation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and review articles on the subject of cell transplantation and its application to human diseases. To ensure high-quality contributions from all areas of transplantation, separate section editors and editorial boards have been established. Articles deal with a wide range of topics including physiological, medical, preclinical, tissue engineering, and device-oriented aspects of transplantation of nervous system, endocrine, growth factor-secreting, bone marrow, epithelial, endothelial, and genetically engineered cells, among others. Basic clinical studies and immunological research papers are also featured. To provide complete coverage of this revolutionary field, Cell Transplantation will report on relevant technological advances, and ethical and regulatory considerations of cell transplants. Cell Transplantation is now an Open Access journal starting with volume 18 in 2009, and therefore there will be an inexpensive publication charge, which is dependent on the number of pages, in addition to the charge for color figures. This will allow work to be disseminated to a wider audience and also entitle the corresponding author to a free PDF, as well as prepublication of an unedited version of the manuscript.