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Moving forward on the pathway of cell-based therapies in ischemic heart disease and heart failure – time for new recommendations? 
Miruna Mihaela Micheu 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):445-451. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.445
Opinion Reviews
Neural regeneration by regionally induced stem cells within post-stroke brains: Novel therapy perspectives for stroke patients 
Takayuki Nakagomi, Toshinori Takagi, Mikiya Beppu, Shinichi Yoshimura, Tomohiro Matsuyama 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):452-463. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.452
Review
Orchestrating stem cell fate: Novel tools for regenerative medicine 
Sara Cruciani, Sara Santaniello, Andrea Montella, Carlo Ventura, Margherita Maioli 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):464-475. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.464
Bone marrow microenvironment: The guardian of leukemia stem cells 
Mohammad Houshmand, Teresa Mortera Blanco, Paola Circosta, Narjes Yazdi, Alireza Kazemi, Giuseppe Saglio, Mahin Nikougoftar Zarif 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):476-490. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.476
Induced pluripotent stem cells throughout the animal kingdom: Availability and applications 
Laís Vicari de Figueiredo Pessôa, Fabiana Fernandes Bressan, Kristine Karla Freude 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):491-505. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.491
Tonsil-derived stem cells as a new source of adult stem cells 
Kyung-Ah Cho, Hyun Jung Lee, Hansaem Jeong, Miri Kim, Soo Yeon Jung, Hae Sang Park, Kyung-Ha Ryu, Seung Jin Lee, Byeongmoon Jeong, Hyukjin Lee, Han Su Kim 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):506-518. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.506
Linking stemness with colorectal cancer initiation, progression, and therapy 
Deepak Narayanan Iyer, Wai-Yan Sin, Lui Ng 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):519-534. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.519
Derivation and applications of human hepatocyte-like cells 
Shuang Li, Shi-Qian Huang, Yong-Xu Zhao, Yu-Jie Ding, Dan-Jun Ma, Qiu-Rong Ding 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):535-547. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.535
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate liver fibrosis in vitro and in vivo: From biological characteristics to therapeutic mechanisms 
Fei Yin, Wen-Ying Wang, Wen-Hua Jiang 
World J Stem Cells 11(8):548-564. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i8.548