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Divots fly from CNN puff piece on Jack Nicklaus & unproven stem cells

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This past week’s coverage of unproven stem cells exhibited a wide range both in tone and in topics including golfer Jack Nicklaus. There were the three critical articles on clinics that I blogged about earlier and then there was a CNN puff piece by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Roni Selig mostly focused on Nicklaus. Note that …

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Stem cells pop up in pop culture including New York Times crossword

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Stem cells are appearing more often in pop culture including movies like Spiderman, newspaper articles (and advertisements), just about a year ago on Dr. Oz, and now yesterday for the first time that I remember in the New York Times (NYT) crossword puzzle. There I was doing the NYT puzzle last night while munching a …

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A nation of stem cell miracles? CNN puff piece on clinic patient & Trump blows it

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Would you believe in a stem cell miracle? Sometimes the mainstream media stumbles in its coverage of the stem cell world and a recent CNN puff piece on a patient of stem cell clinic Celltex is a prime example of just how extreme this can get. The CNN piece focuses on a Celltex patient who self-reports perceived …

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Popular Science stem cell clinic article itself raising some red flags

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Popular Science recently did a piece on stem cell clinics that has raised some red flags. The concerns in this case are not necessarily about the clinics per se, but rather the actual article itself. There are a lot of stem cell clinics out there and for years they had a pretty consistent strategy of …

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Conan O’Brien Makes Stem Cell Joke on Test Tube Burger

On his show, Conan O’Brien on Monday (7/29/13) made a stem cell joke, perhaps without even realizing it. The joke was reprinted in the SacBee this morning (see image at right). The joke is based on the recent development of a synthetic hamburger made from stem cells in a lab (you can read more here). …

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