November 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Frances Oldham Kelsey

5 min read

I keep seeing these eerie parallels between thalidomide & dubious stem cell treatments. What’s the first rule of medicine again? Do no harm! Rushing new medicines such as stem cell treatments to patients without appropriate preliminary studies to try to make money is like playing Russian Roulette with patients. Some of the time, everything will turn out OK, but other times….look what happened with thalidomide. There are two main camps in the world of stem cells. There are the folks, like me, who generally …Read More