August 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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Is there a proliferating stem cell fake news problem in the biotech world? More broadly, the SEC is cracking down on the mess that is fake biotech news, but what about fake news on stem cell biotechs more specifically? Already in the past year I’ve seen examples of possible stem cell fake news. Hyped press releases (PR) that might arguably be in part fake news are nothing new and there has always been stock pumping, but another more recent phenomenon consists of more extensive series of …Read More

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I’m working on an investigative story on fake news in the stem cell and regenerative medicine arena. Is there a growing stem cell fake news problem in the biotech world? More broadly, the SEC is cracking down on the mess that is fake biotech news, but what about publicly-traded stem cell biotechs more specifically? Already in the past year I’ve seen examples of possible stem cell fake news. If you have any tips about specific instances of fake news in this area please contact me (knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu). 

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One of my Top 20 Predictions for Stem Cells for 2017 was that we’d see more instances of fake stem cell news. One type of stem cell fake news consists of promotional press releases that seek to recruit paying customers for unproven stem cell “treatments” based on made up or exaggerated claims about safety and efficacy or about the stem cell clinic’s credentials. Another kind of fake stem cell news is more ideologically based and is mainly practiced by anti-embryonic stem cell (ESC) websites …Read More

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When you get an FDA warning letter (like if you are a non-compliant stem cell clinic) you generally aren’t feeling too well after reading it, but now there’s an extra thing to worry about according to the FDA. A fake FDA warning letter. Apparently 3-dozen or more of these fake FDA warning letters sparked complains to the agency. Reporter Stephanie M. Lee over at BuzzFeed Science was on this too. First thought: maybe it’s kind of like those phone messages being left all over …Read More