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Listen to Leigh Turner’s interview on Science Friday on our stem cell clinic paper

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You can listen to my co-author Leigh Turner’s interview on Science Friday here about our Cell Stem Cell paper on the stem cell clinic industry in the U.S. Start listening around the 8:30 mark. It’s great that this paper has so strongly raised awareness about the booming stem cell clinic industry in America as well …

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Celltex letters to the FDA revealed by FOIA: first is reaction to Leigh Turner

Celltex is still in the mix with the FDA and who knows how that will turn out. Several documents were revealed via FOIA that provide insight into the goings on at Celltex since 2012. Two documents are letters from Celltex to the FDA dated April 27, 2012 and May 18, 2012, while a third is a …

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Leigh Turner Reports Company Precision StemCell To FDA citing numerous concerns including treatment of a minor

What is up with the stem cell company, Precision StemCell, these days? I can’t imagine they are exactly celebrating after having been reported to the FDA. They also have apparently moved operations from the US to Colombia at some point recently. What’s the deal here? First, a little background is helpful. In 2012, University of …

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Turner pub charts runaway stem cell clinic industry; FDA needs to think big now

U.S. Stem cell clinics map 2021.

Leigh Turner’s new Cell Stem Cell paper on the unproven stem cell clinic industry following up on our collaborative work together in 2015-2016 is great work but very discouraging. He found more than 2,700 clinics run by more than 1,000 firms in the U.S. This is several-fold growth since 2016. I’m very glad that Leigh has continued this line of …

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Celltex versus University of Minnesota: support for Elliott and Turner

Recently, there has been a brewing controversy surrounding a journal called American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), a company called CellTex, a bioethicist named Dr. Glenn McGee who founded and used to run AJOB until he recently resigned, and two University of Minnesota professors, Drs. Carl Elliott and Leigh Turner who have been publicly critical of …

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Questions remain after Stem Cells Translational Medicine retracts clinic pub

The Stem Cell Institute, Panama stem cells

I’ve been concerned that the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine has been publishing some iffy papers from unproven stem cell clinics recently including from a Panama stem cell clinic called the Stem Cell Institute. Back in 2019, I took the unusual step of raising the question of whether a Stem Cells Translational Medicine paper from Neil Riordan, …

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Weekly stem cell reads: COVID, tail regeneration, aging

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The stem cell field lost a great scientist and friend this week with the passing of Meri Firpo from metastatic breast cancer. I’m going to post a tribute to Meri from several of us sometime this coming week. I’m in a bit of a somber mood but still trying to write, read, and do all …

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Vice tackles dicey Cryo-Cell Duke mega-million peds clinic plan

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When I first learned about the multi-$10 million cord cell clinic deal between Duke and Cryo-Cell I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Duke’s involved in this? The problem: marketing unproven cells for kids Yes, this wasn’t some stem cell clinic operating out of a strip mall seeking to make big money off of injecting …

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