August 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cells Italy

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I recently posted on the dangerous situation with the Stamina Foundation. I discussed the controversy surrounding it that has impacted scientists, politicians, the media, and patients. Stamina’s unproven stem cell treatments in Italy should be of concern to everyone across the globe in the stem cell field. For example, here in the US where I live, there are similar things going on to Stamina too. I asked Professor Michele Simonato, MD of the University of Ferrara, Italy, who is very familiar with the Stamina …Read More

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One of the big stem cell-related stories of 2013 was the controversy over the Stamina Foundation in Italy and its potential use of largely untested stem cell products on patients, including mostly children. The winner of my 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award was Dr. Elena Cattaneo and one reason she won was the courage she had in standing up to Stamina. Today’s post is Part 1 of at least 2 in a blog series on Stamina. The Stamina controversy continues in 2014. You …Read More

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Over at ScienceBlogs, Orac has put up an excellent post on the disturbing stem cell situation in Italy. This is a great, probing piece and I highly recommend it, but there’s more going on there too that is worth taking a look at including social media stuff. One of the other intriguing things about this piece is the extremely energetic discussion ongoing in the comments section on the piece. A couple specific comments caught my eye in particular. Comment #76 is from Dr. Javier …Read More