July 15, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Athletes

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Superstar soccer/football player Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly undergo a stem cell treatment procedure to try to mend a hamstring injury. He is one in a long line of sports stars who are taking this gamble. This is reported by the highly rigorous source, The Daily Mail as well as the Independent. The latter quoted his mother about this situation and her son: “He is like his mother. He has a strong personality, he is very proud and he always demands more. This is his worst …Read More

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Both current and former professional sports stars are lining up to get stem cell “treatments” of various kinds for all sorts of injuries and medical conditions including now Bart Starr. The aging stars who have received stem cell interventions include former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie (age 79) and more recently hockey legend, Gordie Howe. Update: More recently tennis star Boris Becker got stem cell shots as well. In fact, Howe’s treatment caused a media frenzy of a sort in which now ex-ESPN …Read More

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe had a devastating stroke last fall and supposedly a stem cell treatment in Mexico from for-profit stem cell businesses, Stemedica and Novastem, caused a remarkable recovery in Howe. It has been one of the most hyped stem cell stories in history. What really happened? Today a new article on a fresh investigation into this story sheds some important additional light on it including the bombshell that Howe’s family has invested in Stemedica. For background, the Howe treatment was given via stem cell company Stemedica …Read More

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Stem cells just splashed onto the stage at the World Cup in Brazil as injured Argentine soccer star Angel Di Maria got a sketchy stem cell treatment. He will not be able to play in the World Cup semifinal game this week, but apparently he is taking every possible measure to hope to be able to play should his team make the final. I can of course understand that and Di Maria is a fantastic player. Unfortunately, however, reportedly these efforts include a mysterious stem cell …Read More