stem cell controversy

Nature yanks article that was actually advertisement on controversial stem cells

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Something very strange just happened at the journal Nature related to what’s called Muse cells. Kudos to them for dealing with it quickly though. They published an unreviewed research “article” on controversial (perhaps non-existent) stem cells called “Muse cells” that was actually a paid advertisement. After I communicated with the Nature team eventually they ended up …

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Vanity Fair Dissects Stem Cell Surgeon Macchiarini in Exposé

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  Forget retracting a paper, could Paolo Macchiarini try to get a retraction of Vanity Fair piece on his wild personal life an CV? Macchiarini is one of the more well-known stem cell and regenerative medicine researchers, and not always related to good news. You can see read posts I’ve done on him on this blog including …

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STAP cell 2.0? New stem cell paper controversy ready to erupt

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Did you eventually get sick of the whole STAP mess and all the baggage that came with it? Stay tuned for STAP 2.0 or perhaps I should say STAP junior. Just as STAP is starting to fade a bit from our radar screens, there is unfortunately a new very problematic stem cell paper situation coming soon …

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My national radio interview on stem cells on Science Fantastic: you can listen here

I had the pleasure of being interview on the cool nationally broadcast science radio show, Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku. It was great fun! I just listened to it for the first time (I was too busy this weekend when it was live broadcast) and I think it actually turned out great. Who knew? CLICK HERE …

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