January 17, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources


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Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, 28, is following in the dubious footsteps of many sports stars turning to questionable stem cell “treatments” to relieve what ails them and potentially extend their careers. Nadal (pictured at right in image from Wikipedia) will receive what appears to be a laboratory-grown stem cell product from Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro. ESPN added some important details to this story: “(Nadal) has a problem typical in tennis with a back joint, he had it at the Australian Open, and we have decided …Read More

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Remember Stemage? They are the cosmetic company with Kathy Ireland as their spokesperson whose anti-aging cream includes extracts from human stem cells. In Part 1 of this blog series on Stemage I gave some key background and raised some important questions. I also sent some questions to the company and now more recently to the affiliated company, Scharp Technologies that makes the key ingredient in Stemage, a human stem cell conditioned media product called MDFc19. In addition, I called Stemage on the phone and …Read More

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I was alerted by a friend to the fact that there are now YouTube ads for stem cell products popping up, and one such ad features supermodel Kathy Ireland pitching for something called Stemáge Skin Care. Updated (May 23): note that preliminary word from Sanford-Burnham is that they are not collaborating on Stemáge. Today’s post is Part 1 of at least 2 on this Stemáge product. I will post Part 2 soon that is a must read as it includes information my somewhat shocking phone conversation …Read More

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Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian are reportedly getting so-called vampire facials. Why put yourself through that? Perhaps because stem cells and other material inside the processed blood is supposed to make them younger? Yes, that is Kim above (photo from Kim Kardashian on Instagram) with her face smeared with blood, but not just ordinary Kardashian blood. Instead it reportedly is her blood that has been centrifuged and processed to make a biomagical concoction perhaps boosted with stem cells. Stem cell magic, of course, courtesy …Read More

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Who is Peter Nygård? A few days ago at the World Stem Cell Summit prior to the awards dinner there was a social gathering. This kind of thing is usually a good opportunity for more dialogue. When I got there I noticed two very famous people having what appeared to be an intense meeting of the minds on stem cells and aging. There stood fashion designer Peter Nygård (middle) and anti-aging guru Aubrey de Grey (to the right with ponytail) having this discussion. With Peter Nygård were a …Read More