Tag: embryonic stem cells

The stem cell hard sell

Stem cells are magical. Stem cells are all-powerful. Stem cells cure everything. Stroke? No problem! Paralysis? Stem cells’ll fix it. Autism? Yes, even autism. That’s the narrative one frequently hears about stem cells in the press and courtesy of offshore...

/ August 22, 2016

Forget stem cell tourism: Stem cell clinics in the US are plentiful

I had planned on writing about something else this week, but late last week another story caught my eye, because it served as a perfect follow-up to what I wrote about last week. To recap, I wrote about a man...

/ July 4, 2016

Stem cell clinics and unapproved, for-profit human experimentation

Editor’s note: I met Dr. Paul Knoepfler online in the wake of my two posts on Gordie Howe and his stem cell treatment for stroke. I was impressed by his posts on the topic and what I saw at his...

/ January 19, 2015

Undermining the regulation of stem cell therapies in Italy: A warning for the future?

Stem cells are magical. At least, if you listen to what docs and “practitioners” who run stem cell clinics in various parts of the world, usually where regulation is lax and money from First World clientele is much sought after,...

/ May 6, 2013