September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Genetic Literacy Project

1 min read

Science hype deserves negative attention for the harm it does including both to science itself and to patients. I’ve seen two really egregious examples of hype lately in science headlines. First from the Washington Post comes a stem cell story with a very hype-ful title: Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk What the heck? This is a small study and the stunning event could be a placebo effect. The actual article by Ariana Eunjung Cha isn’t bad and has some …Read More