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FDA needs to act boldly on unproven exosome therapies

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The FDA needs to do more about clinics and suppliers of unproven “exosome therapies.” Dubious exosomes are sadly just the newest gimmick for some firms in the stem cell/regenerative medicine clinic arena right now. They are available at many stem cell and other clinics right now, but who knows what’s in the syringe? Also, people …

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Regenerative medicine recommended reads including $191 million to researcher

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It’s notable how the FDA now considers gene-editing a kind of regenerative medicine. This means that various gene therapy products in development technically qualify as regenerative therapies. Ever since the agency began its rapidly growing regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation program, we’ve seen an increasing number of gene therapy biotechs and products qualify as …

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If you’ve had a stem cell treatment, how was your experience?

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Have you had a stem cell treatment and if so, what was your experience like? Please also see our 2020 guide and polls on stem cell treatment cost. I really value the diversity of readers on this blog from all over the world. I know we have a lot of readers who are patients and have had …

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ISSCR President Sean Morrison on challenges and future of stem cell field

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I recently chatted with Sean Morrison, current President of ISSCR, on his goals for the Society, where the stem cell field stands today, top challenges, and the future. 2020 update: read my new interview with Sean on cell therapies for COVID-19. What are your goals for your tenure as President of ISSCR? SM: ISSCR is the …

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Cell Surgical Network Series Part 3: Key Concerns

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I recently interviewed Drs. Elliot Lander and Mark Berman of the Cell Surgical Network. It’s an affiliated chain of clinics selling stem cell interventions for more than a dozen medical conditions. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here of the interview where we cover 10 important questions. Today is Part 3, where I explain why their answers …

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Jeong Chan Ra Arrest: Can RNL Bio (알앤엘바이오) Survive?

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Over at Health in the Global Village, Leigh Turner yesterday published an excellent piece updating us all on the latest news on Korean stem cell company RNL BIo (알앤엘바이오) and its leader, Dr. Jeong Chan Ra (라정찬 ). Addition: The story was reported in several Korean news outlets including Hani here.  A video here by MBC News of Korea, one …

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Celltex advocate Rick Perry will not run again for Texas governor: stem cell impact

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Texas Governor Rick Perry just announced that he will not run again for governor. This political development has important impact in the stem cell field, particularly in the state of Texas. Perry is one of the biggest advocates of certain types of adult stem cell commercialization. When he is no longer governor there will be impact …

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Taboo topics about iPS cells: updated for 2013

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I’m doing this series called “The Elephant in the Lab” where I discuss controversial or taboo laboratory topics that people are usually too afraid to publicly discuss.  I started with iPS cells (for a description and definition of iPS cells go here) and now have updated this post for 2013 because the field is changing rapidly. iPS …

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Emma Stone dishes on spiderman and stem cells: very cool!

The upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man with Emma Stone looks to be pretty cool and I’m not even a fan of Spider-Man. However, making me even more interested in it are the rumors that stem cells are part of the plot. Some folks view stem cells as superheroes able to cure almost anything including COVID-19, but …

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