June 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Oregon Optimal Health

3 min read

The Oregon State Medical Board took emergency action to suspend the medical license of Dr. Kenneth Welker of Eugene, Oregon on Thursday. Update: Unfortunately, the Associate Press (AP) story on this topic (discussed more below) contains numerous important mistakes including thoroughly mixing up embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Keep that in mind. The emergency suspension was due in part to his injections of unapproved stem cell therapies into patients, some of whom had adverse side effects. The board viewed his practice to be …Read More