Dumb stem cell article of the week goes to the Daily Mail on stem cell cosmetics

I think the number of main stream media articles on stem cells that are dumb is increasing…some weeks it’s hard to choose which is the dumbest in fact.

This week it is not so hard to pick.

The Daily Mail has an epic fail piece on a British company’s dubious stem cell treatment for wrinkles and other cosmetic issues.

Title?

Could this stem cell cure for wrinkles end the endless hunt for the perfect skin cream?

The puff piece has no balance whatsoever and might as well be an advertisement….wait, could it be a sponsored article where the company in question paid the Daily Mail to publish it? Perhaps.

In general when you see the word “cure” in a piece on stem cells you should be concerned.

Want a reality check? Check out my Patients guide to treatments and two balanced pieces on stem cell cosmetics here and here.

I believe stem cell cosmetics has promise, but dermatologists and plastic surgeons and other docs are jumping the gun to try to score big profits without doing good science.

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  1. Haven’t posted in a while, but just had to following this.
    Please take zero notice of this downright awful publication, it’s a national embarrassment.
    If you’d like to see how much gravitas this paper holds, all you need to see is what’s on the right hand side of this “article” entitled “Femail”. Usual mindless trash and salacious gossip and tittle tattle.
    As for objectivity, the amount of sanctimonious drivel spouted by this paper in the name of “speaking for the nation” on a daily basis says more about wanting to be popular than remotely wanting to be credible.
    I am among those who are waiting in the wings for possible stem cell treatments to come of age, and to see any efforts directed toward cosmetic benefit rather than curative or reparative is, quite frankly, repulsive. Some are always about the almighty dollar (or pound/euro etc etc).


  2. My daughter who lives in London refers to this publication as the “Daily Fail”. She sends us links from time to time because of their outrageous stupidity, which can be quite amusing.

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