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Bone Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

Call for Papers

The field of skeletal engineering and regeneration is blossoming with new and sophisticated methods for bone tissue formation and regeneration. This is in part spurred by mounting clinical demand and suboptimal clinical outcomes with currently available techniques. Disparate clinical and research specialties have made sophisticated advancements in stem cell-, cytokine-, and scaffold-based bone regeneration methods.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the improvement of bone tissue biogenesis and regeneration. We are particularly interested in articles describing preclinical and early clinical trials; advances in the use of purified or specialized adult mesenchymal stem cell populations; current concepts and advancements in cytokine, small molecule, and siRNA or microRNA utilization; and new modifications for scaffold-based bone induction. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of purified or specialized stem cell populations of adult stem cells
  • Preclinical small and large animal models for bone formation
  • New methods for bone regeneration: siRNA, microRNA, viral, and nonviral gene therapy
  • New or modified scaffolds or biomaterials
  • High resolution imaging advances

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/tissue.engineering/bter/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 24 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 April 2014
Publication DateFriday, 13 June 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Aaron W. James, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Guest Editors

  • Bruno Peault, UCLA-Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Benjamin Levi, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA