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The Best Papers From our 2014 Young Investigators

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The STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award honors a young scientist who is principal author of a significant research paper published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. The STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Editors support the efforts of these emerging researchers and encourage the development of these young investigators who are making significant impacts in this field, thus fostering the future of their clinical applications. Below are the finalists for the 2014 award.

Find out more about the winner of the 2014 STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Young Investigator Award.


Heart Grafts Tolerized Through Third-Party Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells Can Be Retransplanted to Secondary Hosts With No Immunosuppression
Elke Eggenhofer, Felix C. Popp, Michael Mendicino, Paula Silber, Wouter van't Hof, Philipp Renner,  Martin J. Hoogduijn, Jef Pinxteren, Nico van Rooijen, Edward K. Geissler, Robert Deans, Hans J. Schlitt, Marc H. Dahlke
Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:595-606; first published on July 8, 2013; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0166

Immunosuppressants Affect Human Neural Stem Cells In Vitro but Not in an In Vivo Model of Spinal Cord Injury
Christopher J. Sontag, Hal X. Nguyen,  Noriko Kamei, Nobuko Uchida, Aileen J. Anderson, Brian J. Cummings
Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:731-744; first published on August 27, 2013; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0175

A Novel Combinatorial Therapy With Pulp Stem Cells and Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor for Total Pulp Regeneration
Koichiro Iohara, Masashi Murakami, Norio Takeuchi, Yohei Osako, Masataka Ito, Ryo Ishizaka, Shinji Utunomiya, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kenji Matsushita, Misako Nakashima
Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:521-533; first published on June 12, 2013; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0132

Gene Signatures Distinguish Stage-Specific Prostate Cancer Stem Cells Isolated From Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of the Mouse Prostate Lesions and Predict the Malignancy of Human Tumors
Stefania Mazzoleni, Elena Jachetti, Sara Morosini, Matteo Grioni,
Ignazio Stefano Piras, Mauro Pala, Alessandro Bulfone, Massimo Freschi, Matteo Bellone,Rossella Galli

Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:678-689; first published on July 24, 2013; doi:10.5966/sctm.2013-0041

Comparative Analysis of Targeted Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) and Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reveals Variability Associated With Incomplete Transgene Silencing in Retrovirally Derived hiPSC Lines
Sanna Toivonen, Marisa Ojala, Anu Hyysalo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Kristiina Rajala, Mari Pekkanen-Mattila, Riikka Äänismaa, Karolina Lundin, Jaan Palgi, Jereweltner, Ras Trokovic, Olli Silvennoinen, Heli Skottman, Susanna Narkilahti, Katriina Aalto-Setälä Timo Otonkoski
Stem Cells Trans Med 2013; 2:83-93; first published on January 22, 2013; doi:10.5966/sctm.2012-0047