September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

former President Joseph Estrada

3 min read

I have to admit a small fascination for tabloid, wildly over the top stories about stem cells. Maybe it’s just that I need a good laugh to escape the black hole of academia at times even if only momentarily? Of course some crazy stem cell stories reflect actually dangerous situations for patients, but that doesn’t make these tales any less weird. By far the weirdest stem cell story of the past week is that of former supermodel Janice Dickinson who, according to SFGate, flew …Read More

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The Philippines Medical Association (PMA) is reportedly (article from ABS-CBN News) investigating the recent deaths of 3 prominent politicians due to stem cell therapies via stem cell tourism in Germany at an as yet unidentified clinic. The names of the politicians are unknown, but strangely enough today there’s another separate article on stem cells from the Philippine Daily Inquirer that mentions 3 politicians who have received stem cell treatments: A number of politicians have been reported to have used stem cell therapy, including former President Joseph Estrada, …Read More