August 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell treatment

1 min read

Have you had a stem cell treatment and if so, what was your experience like? (Update, please also see our 2020 guide and polls on stem cell treatment cost). I really value the diversity of readers on this blog from all over the world. I know we have a lot of readers who are patients and have had stem cell treatments. Every week I get emails from people asking about stem cell treatments and clinics. I encourage you to weigh in here in the comments if …Read More

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We hear so much about exciting potential stem cell therapies, but what about stem cell treatment cost? Some of these “therapies” are rigorously evaluated ones in the FDA clinical trial pipeline and others are available right now mainly through predatory stem cell clinics. Earlier this year I posted about the cost of the offerings of dubious stem cell clinics. In this post, I address the cost of a future, legitimate, FDA-approved stem cell therapy. How high will that be? (2020 update: See this polling …Read More

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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 Howe. Update: More recently tennis star Boris Becker got stem cell shots as well. In fact, Howe’s treatment caused a media frenzy of a sort in which now ex-ESPN …Read More

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One of the biggest issues in the world of cellular medicine and also in cellular research is one of mistaken identity. I’m talking about scientists, doctors, or others thinking that their cells are one type (say type X) when in reality the cells are something else (say type Y). Or maybe the cells are some mixture of types X and Y. If you as a scientist talk to your cells (yes, scientists really do this sometimes), you might quote rock group The Who and ask …Read More