Month: March 2012

Anti-stem cell activists target Kraft, Campbell’s and Nestle

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Anyone getting tired of those anti-stem cell activists folks slamming Pepsi for supposedly using stem cells in their flavor research, when in reality the cells in question are not stem cells? Maybe the Pepsi-haters are too as they are now reportedly on the case of Kraft and Nestle too as well as Campbell’s, which makes …

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Dr Lookgood, dermatologist to the stars, gets FDA warning letter

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If you ever had a really bad day, March 13, 2012 might have been just such a bad day for one Dr. Steven Victor, aka “Dr LookGood”, because he received an official warning letter from the FDA. Why? Dr. Victor, who reportedly greets each patient with the catch phrase “You look so much more beautiful than your picture”, is …

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Shocker: FDA views treatment with ethylene oxide, a highly toxic carcinogen, & irradiation as minimal manipulation

What does the FDA define as “minimally manipulated” when it comes to biologics such as stem cells? You will be shocked to find out, but they include irradiation and treatment with the super toxin/carcinogen, ethylene oxide. In a recent post I discussed the issue of an apparent “minimal manipulation” exception (some might even call it a …

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Vatican insults stem cell community with its ‘scandal’

The Vatican punted its 2012 stem cell conference at nearly the last minute because it had invited some of the best, most mature stem cell leaders (who happen to some of the time conduct or be in favor of embryonic stem cell research) in the world. The Vatican is in turmoil over this issue. Apparently …

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Vatican in turmoil as it kills its upcoming stem cell conference

The Vatican has reportedly killed its planned upcoming stem cell conference. What’s the scoop? Last year the Vatican had an invitation only stem cell conference at which embryonic stem cell researchers, who are presumably going to Hell, and discussion of embryonic stem cell research were banned. I did a number of posts on this 2011 …

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Five simple ways to protect your stem cells to stay healthy and biologically younger

GO here for an even newer updated look at protecting one’s stem cells. Regenerative medicine is very exciting. But what’s even better than regenerative medicine? Preventative medicine. If one can prevent a problem from occurring in the first place, it is far better than trying to treat it after the fact. Of course in many …

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Seven sins of scientists: starting with failure to cite

These days when we think of the words “scientific” and “sin”, we might conjure up an image of a stem cell scientist being called a sinner by extremist anti-stem cell activists. As you know, I think that is bogus. In this article that’s not the kind of scientific sin I’m talking about. Rather, I’m talking …

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