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Striking FDA Hahn & Marks JAMA pub on regenerative clinics

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It was fascinating to read a new JAMA piece by the FDA on unproven stem cell clinics and other regenerative medicine firms. Many of these guys are profiteering off of buzz about exciting, but mostly unproven technologies. While the JAMA opinion piece reiterates the agency’s commitment to evidence-based regenerative medicine, it also makes some other …

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Medical Board of California is slowly failing on stem cell clinic problem

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The Medical Board of California has been aware of the unproven stem cell clinic problem here for many years, but in my view the Board isn’t helping the problem in a real, meaningful way. It may actually be becoming part of the problem through inaction and lack of cooperation with other agencies. If by the …

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What is PRP injection & is it worth it? Data suggest no benefit

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What is platelet-rich plasma or PRP and is it worth trying? I’m continuing my patient Q&A series of posts and today is questions & answers post #3, which is on PRP. The goal of today’s post is to fact-check based on the scientific literature and educate readers. You can read Q&A #1 on the potential …

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Historic spring storm of FDA letters to stem cell clinic industry

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The FDA has stem cell clinics squarely on its radar screen now and it’s pulling the trigger with many letters going out to this problematic industry. In the past, sometimes years went by with no letters at all or one letter in total to stem cell clinics so this marks a major shift. Background on …

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Authors on The Niche

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The Niche has had many authors over the years, focusing on expertise in the biomedical arena and in particular related to stem cells. I’ve invited many authorities in particular areas to write posts. Over the years I’ve written probably 99+% of the posts here on The Niche, but we’ve also had some great guest authors …

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Stem cell & regenerative medicine good news & pubs

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There is always plenty of complicated, mixed-bag news on the stem cell and regenerative medicine front so it’s great to highlight when there’s some good news out there. Today’s post includes several such upbeat items. At the bottom I’ve included a list of some recent interesting publications as well. Good news on vision front: jCyte …

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Scientists try not to lose it with their labs shut by the pandemic

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How can we scientists find ways to keep doing our research during the COVID19 pandemic even if it has nothing to do with the coronavirus? Also, how should those of us involved in science communication talk about the outbreak? At a more basic level, how can scientists try not to go bonkers during this dark …

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