Gordie Howe stem cells

Divots fly from CNN puff piece on Jack Nicklaus & unproven stem cells

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This past week’s coverage of unproven stem cells exhibited a wide range both in tone and in topics including golfer Jack Nicklaus. There were the three critical articles on clinics that I blogged about earlier and then there was a CNN puff piece by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Roni Selig mostly focused on Nicklaus. Note that …

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Stemedica sued by board member over alleged mishandling of funds

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Stem cell clinic biotech Stemedica has just been sued  by one of its own board members based on allegations related to money the company raised, according to CourtHouseNews. The actual suit, filed by an investment company Tiara Holdings and board member Anthony Marlon, can be read here. CourtHouseNews writes: “Tiara Holdings II LLC sued Stemedica Cell …

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KPBS sheds new light on Jim Gass stem cell case, Stemedica

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KPBS reporter David Wagner has an important new piece out today on for-profit investigational stem cell treatments and he focuses to a large extent on a stem cell business in San Diego called Stemedica. If you’ve heard of this company it might be in part because they were involved in the Gordie Howe stem cells for stroke story that got …

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Weekend reads: ES cell research polls well, Gordie Howe, MS, IPS cells, and more

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Here are some headlines & articles worth a look and some thought on stem cell and biomedical science more generally. Gallup finds in a new poll that 60% of Americans surveyed find human embryonic stem celsl research “largely acceptable”. On the other hand human reproductive cloning is highly frowned upon, sandwiched in the “highly unacceptable …

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Boris Becker tweets joining flood of unproven stem cell sports medicine

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Just had my first #stemcell treatment done in Munich with Dr.Rembeck / Proffesor Alt for my ankle/knee …more to come ! — Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) May 6, 2016 We are seeing a flood of professional athletes getting stem cell treatments in the past few years. Just recently it was Ronaldo and now Boris Becker too. …

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More info on Bart Starr unproven clinic stem cell treatment

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Both current and former professional sports stars are lining up to get stem cell “treatments” of various kinds for all sorts of injuries and medical conditions including now Bart Starr. The aging stars who have received stem cell interventions include former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie (age 79) and more recently hockey legend, Gordie …

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In Bart Starr stem cell treatment for stroke, following Howe to Mexico?

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NFL Hall of Fame player Bart Starr has reportedly turned to stem cells for hope after having a series of strokes in 2014. The Starr family made a statement that Bart, now 81 years old, was accepted into a clinical trial using stem cells. This seems similar to the stem cell path that the family …

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Response from Stemedica on Stem Cell Treatment of Howe

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I have heard back from Stemedica on some questions I had on their role in the stem cell intervention done on hockey legend Gordie Howe. I heard from Marcie J. Frank, VP at Stemedica for Investor Relations. I want to thank her for answering the questions and doing so so quickly.   Q: Did Stemedica write the …

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