August 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Month: January 2016

2 min read

For the first time to my knowledge, a patient has sued an American stem cell clinic, US Stem Cell, alleging damage to her eyes from fat stem cell injections. Just a few months ago, there was a report of a Japanese patient who sued a fat stem cell clinic and won, but I’m not aware of a similar case in the US until now. Elizabeth Noble, who reportedly received a stem cell injection into her eyes for macular degeneration by U.S. Stem, has filed …Read More

1 min read

I’ll be on Talking Biopolitics live tomorrow to discuss my new book, GMO Sapiens. You can RSVP at that link. You can get the Kindle version of the book here or the soft or cover versions at the publisher site here. Nathaniel Comfort will be interviewing me on the book and we’ll also be taking questions for the audience. If topics such as CRISPR, human editing, genetic modification, transhumanism, eugenics, and such are of interest to you, join in the discussion. Nathaniel is an Associate …Read More

3 min read

Last week I blogged about how the FDA had issued a warning letter to a series of three co-owned fat stem cell clinics across the US. What does this FDA action mean on the broader stem cell clinic arena, particularly to those selling fat stem cells? The FDA is still in the process of getting public comment and finalizing draft guidelines related to stem cell clinical products including fat stem cells aka adipose stem cells and stromal vascular fraction or SVF. Even so, the FDA just …Read More

1 min read

The stem cell arena is a complicated universe with a whole range of things going on at any one time and there’s usually ample negative things, but not all is bad news. It’s interesting to regularly look specifically at the good stem cell news out there. Below is a look at some top pieces of good stem cell news and interesting recent papers. Ottawa to invest $20M in stem cell research  Piwi maintains germline stem cells and oogenesis in Drosophila through negative regulation of …Read More