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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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My B grade to Google on early test of its stem cell clinic ad ban

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As of October 1, Google was supposed to have banned ads for unproven stem cell clinics and products. This was according to their own new policy. How’s that going? How’s this new Google approach to unproven stem cell marketing working out in the real wild world of the web? To test it, I did over …

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New stem cell pubs including artificial human embryo work

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In this post I list some recent interesting stem cell and science pubs including artificial human embryo research. Engineered human embryo research continues. Scientists for years have been advancing the types of embryo-like structures made from both human and other creature’s cells. In a new Nature Cell Bio pub entitled, “A 3D model of a …

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As exosome work advances, clinics pitch unproven therapies to patients

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Time to sell exosome therapies to patients? No. Some stem cell clinics and related firms are looking for new ways to make profits and toward that goal a few have latched onto the legitimate buzz around exosome research. What are exosomes? Imagine if you could bubble up a pea-sized sphere off your skin full of …

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TGIF stem cell weekend reads of papers & news

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Bulls-eye! Here are some stem cell weekend reads including both interesting new papers & news headlines. Of course, this week also had stem cell awareness day and I wrote about 10 key issues for the field for the coming 10 years! Weekend reads Papers Chromatin and Single-Cell RNA-Seq Profiling Reveal Dynamic Signaling and Metabolic Transitions during …

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David Brafman: Attending Stem Cell Clinic Infomercial

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By David Brafman (from a stem cell clinic infomercial event). With the vast amount of information about stem cells available to the general public, many misconceptions exist regarding stem cells and their potential applications. Paul and other prominent stem cell scientists have done an excellent job of educating the public about the facts regarding stem …

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Stem cells for a better sex life? Part 1 overview

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The stem cell field is seeing stem cells increasingly advertised as the basis for improving people’s lives in countless ways, including a better sex life. Some of the hope for stem cells making life better is legit, while other stuff is bogus. One area that is getting significant attention commercially is how stem cell interventions …

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L’Oreal Lancome gets hammered by FDA, why kid gloves for clinics?

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Stem cell cosmetics is an exploding area ranging from facial creams (e.g. from L’Oreal and its Lancome) to face lifts to boob jobs to baldness treatments (see two key posts here and here for background and great stories). The stem cell cosmetics field has not been held back by issues such as the fact that …

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Dumb stem cell article of the week goes to the Daily Mail on stem cell cosmetics

I think the number of main stream media articles on stem cells that are dumb is increasing…some weeks it’s hard to choose which is the dumbest in fact. This week it is not so hard to pick. The Daily Mail has an epic fail piece on a British company’s dubious stem cell treatment for wrinkles …

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