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Houston stem cell meeting lacks diversity & risks falling to groupthink

Next month there is going to be a new stem cell meeting taking place. The 1st Annual Houston Stem Cell Summit. The primary sponsor is Celltex. I’d encourage everyone to go, but I’m not so sure it’d be worth it. Why? I’m always glad to see another stem cell meeting and this one is surely unique in …

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Founder of RNL Bio, Korean Stem Cell Company being sued for fraud, the next Bill Gates or Warren Buffet?

The founder of Korean stem cell corporation, RNL Bio, Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, may be most well-known in the U.S. for his association with Texas Stem Cell Clinic, Celltex, which gave Guv Rick Perry his stem cell transplant. RNL Bio is also the first major company to be sued in U.S. federal court for fraud over …

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New Celltex website goes live for the first time, making many safety & efficacy claims

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Celltex, the controversial stem cell clinic in Texas, announced in a press release (PR) today a couple of new hires. It also fired up its website for the first time that I am aware of. You can check out the website here. Wow. The website is notable since it has been inactive for quite some …

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Court empowers FDA to regulate stem cells as drugs

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Are stem cells drugs? At least for today, a federal court unambiguously ruled that the answer to this question for manipulated stem cells is “Yes”.  The story has been reported in the media at New Scientist and Scope Blog. You can read over the key issues here. The court ruled in favor of the federal government and FDA and against …

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Building stem cell bridges to the great state of Texas

I like Texas. It is one of my favorite states. Over the last few years I’ve made many friends down in Texas. I also had the pleasure of having a meeting with your Governor, Rick Perry, about future stem cell policy. I’m hoping to meet with him again. I’m planning to visit your great state …

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TGIF: The good, bad and zombie stem cell headlines for week of June 15

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It’s been another wacky week in the stem cell world ranging from the Zombie to the Magical. Well, at least it’s Friday, right? In the stem cell world a Friday is not that different than any other day as stem cells often require 7-days a week care, but still Fridays are nice.   OK, the …

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Stem Cell Sports Medicine 2.0: entering the red zone

What’s the scoop on stem cell sports medicine? So far the role of stem cells in sports medicine is essentially all hype. We see sports stars getting stem cell treatments  that are not approved by the FDA and have little if any science behind them. I covered stem cell sports medicine in an earlier post …

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