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What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Stem Cells
Lian-Sheng Ma 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):1-2. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.1
Microenvironment at tissue injury, a key focus for efficient stem cell therapy: A discussion of mesenchymal stem cells 
Pranela Rameshwar 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):3-7. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.3
Tumor initiating cells in pancreatic cancer: A critical view 
Bo Kong, Christoph W Michalski, Jörg Kleeff 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):8-10. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.8
Topic Highlight
Embryoid body formation from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells: Benefits of bioreactors 
Sasitorn Rungarunlert, Mongkol Techakumphu, Melinda K Pirity, Andras Dinnyes 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):11-21. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.11
Germline competence of mouse ES and iPS cell lines: Chimera technologies and genetic background 
Ana Claudia Carstea, Melinda K Pirity, Andras Dinnyes 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):22-29. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.22
Observation
Twisting immune responses for allogeneic stem cell therapy 
Shengwen Calvin Li, Jiang F Zhong 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):30-35. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.30
Review
Recent advances in stem cell research for the treatment of diabetes 
Hirofumi Noguchi 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):36-42. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.36
The famous versus the inconvenient - or the dawn and the rise of 3D-culture systems 
Brigitte Altmann, Alexander Welle, Stefan Giselbrecht, Roman Truckenmüller, Eric Gottwald 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):43-48. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.43
Targeting leukemia stem cells: The new goal of therapy in adult acute myeloid leukemia 
Xavier Thomas 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):49-54. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.49
Effects of nanotopography on stem cell phenotypes 
Rajeswari Ravichandran, Susan Liao, Clarisse CH Ng, Casey K Chan, Michael Raghunath, Seeram Ramakrishna 
World J Stem Cells 1(1):55-66. Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v1.i1.55