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Editorial I CTT Vol. 1 No. 2

Cellular Therapy and Transplantation (CTT), Vol. 1, No. 2

Stepping ahead

Only a few months have passed since the launch issue of CTT, and the feedback from authors, reviewers, and readers has been a rewarding experience.

Apart from current articles and reviews on an interesting range of topics, this issue contains a special section on mesenchymal cell therapy, with 7 articles out of 15 dedicated to this topic.

In the same section, in addition to the MSC articles, Mariusz Z. Ratajczak et al. introduce the very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSEL) and their potential for the regeneration of tissues.

From a related field, we publish "In and out of mitosis", Tim Hunt's Special Lecture given at the Wilsede Meeting 2008. This is published jointly with our sister portal www.wilsede-science-connections.com, whose multimedia resources we are starting to make available to a wider audience.

We particularly wish to encourage young medical researchers to get their cutting edge work peer-reviewed and published in CTT. From this issue onwards, the Contents page will include an icon called "FirstIA" to highlight the authors for whom this CTT article is their first international article.

We would like to thank the following colleagues for undertaking the peer reviews for this issue of CTT:
Ulrike Bacher, Alexey B. Chukhlovin, Boris Fehse, Nikolay N. Klimko, Nicolaus Kröger, Claudia Lange, Katarina Le Blanc, Nikolai N. Mamaev, and Ludmila S. Zubarovskaya.

In 2009, CTT will publish the Abstract Book for the upcoming 3rd Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Symposium and EBMT meeting in St. Petersburg in September 2009. An invitation for this symposium will be announced on our CTT site in February, and we are looking forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg.


Boris Vladimirovich Afanasyev and Axel Rolf Zander
editors@spam is badctt-journal.com