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Regulators in Canada order dozens of stem cell clinics to stop

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North America is seeing a major bump in actions by regulators against unproven stem cell clinics with a big step up in Canada. The action has sparked quite a bit of discussion and debate. Dozens of Canadian clinics were just told by Health Canada to stop selling unproven stem cells. Some of these clinics sold …

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FDA Draft Guidance Views Fat Stem Cells As Drugs

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With a new document released today the FDA is more clearly on a path to regulate dubious stem cell clinics in the US. Update: in the years since this post, the FDA has more concretely defined autologous adipose stem cells as drug products. There are more than 100 such American clinics that are selling stem …

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Super Cells exhibit and why we bother with public outreach

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Guest post by Lisa Willemse Last month, on this blog, Paul wrote an article about loopholes in the clinicaltrials.gov database that allows for-profit companies to advertise their “therapies” under the guise of a registered clinical trial. This is a real concern for our community, especially those among us who have recommended the clinicaltrials database as …

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Stem Cell Blog of the Year 2013: Signals Blog by Stem Cell Network/CCRM

Stem cell blogs are an increasingly important part of the stem cell field. Today in 2013 it is a far different world for stem cell blogs than when I first had my idea to have a blog in 2009 and when I got it going in early 2010. It was pretty darn lonely back then. …

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StemCellShorts Videos Cool & Powerful Tools for Stem Cell Outreach

Ben Paylor has made some awesome animated stem cell videos for educational outreach via his project called StemCellShorts supported in part by the Stem Cell Network. These videos are narrated by true scholars of the field and are a very effective means for teaching about stem cells. I really enjoyed them and highly recommend them …

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Till & McCulloch Stem Cell Meeting in Banff: The Road Here

I have made it in one piece to beautiful Banff all the way from Davis, CA. Talk about a change of scene. Davis, CA couldn’t be flatter, while Banff is surrounded by beautiful snowy capped mountains. See image at right from the hotel. Wow. I walked over to the conference center and there was a …

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Stem cell blog of the year 2012: stemcellassays.com by Alexey Bersenev

Stem cell blogs make a big contribution to the stem cell world. Which is the best? It’s a tough choice. This year my pick is stemcellassays.com by Alexey Bersenev as 2012 Stem Cell Blog of the Year. You can also follow Alexey on Twitter here. Congrats to Alexey. Alexey’s blog consistently is outstanding in that it …

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