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StemCellShorts Videos Cool & Powerful Tools for Stem Cell Outreach

Ben Paylor has made some awesome animated stem cell videos for educational outreach via his project called StemCellShorts supported in part by the Stem Cell Network. These videos are narrated by true scholars of the field and are a very effective means for teaching about stem cells. I really enjoyed them and highly recommend them …

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Update on stem cell outreach & education program SCOPE: great global coverage, but more translators needed

I’ve been working for a couple years on SCOPE, the Stem Cell Outreach Program for Education. Our motto is “stem cells not lost in translation!” This program aims to provide concise and clear educational materials about stem cells to as many readers across the world in their native languages as possible. To date, we have …

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As Neuroskeptic blog ends, reflections on skeptical science blogging

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It seems like being somewhat skeptical would be an inherent part of being a biomedical scientist. But not always it seems. On the other hand, some of us take it to another level by science blogging out our skepticism about certain topics. Note that there’s something called the Skeptics Society that publishes a magazine Skeptic. …

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Prop 14 California: Big Expectations for CIRM 3.0

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Approval of Prop 14 California last month to renew CIRM was one of the biggest state election developments of 2020. Yet it didn’t get much news coverage somehow. The exception is David Jensen over at California Stem Cell Report, who has been a great source of information about the various news surrounding Prop 14 and …

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Review of clinic exposé film From Jail Cell to Stem Cell

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Stem cell clinics and suppliers have been getting into the business of making promotional films to generate more revenue, but now there’s something very different in the cinematic stem cell arena called From Jail Cell to Stem Cell by filmmaker Doug Orchard. It is at its heart an exposé film about some in my view particularly concerning stem …

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What are stem cells in Arabic: ماهي الخلايا الجذعية؟

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This post in Arabic on “خلايا جذعية”  entitled”ماهي الخلايا الجذعية؟” has been updated in 2020, and is part of our SCOPE stem cells not lost in translation project. You can learn more about the educational outreach project and read the other 33 languages there at that link. ماهي الخلايا الجذعية؟ يتكون جسم الإنسان من العديد …

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Sales of ‘zombie’, birth-related ‘stem cells’ continue to mushroom

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The birth-related stem cell clinic industry is a serious problem for patients, the stem cell field, and the FDA as the clinics sell more and more of what I think of as “zombie” injections. One of the biggest changes in the last 2 years in the unproven stem cell clinic arena was predicted by the …

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Stem Cells Not Lost in Translation Project: Now up to 33 languages with Czech

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For years I’ve been working on an educational outreach program that I call SCOPE, for stem cell outreach program for education that translates a concise stem cell white paper I wrote with key basic and clinical stem cell information into as many languages as possible. Now with the addition of Czech with thanks to translator …

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Predatory clinics push stem cell secret society, deep state conspiracy theory

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Did you hear the one about the deep state FDA, big pharma stem cell conspiracy theory? This is the phony idea that the FDA, big pharma, and, heck, sometimes even certain academics (who could that be?) are plotting together as some kind of biomedical secret society or “deep state” to block promising stem cell therapies …

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