July 6, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cells placebo effect

3 min read

Sometimes when I talk about possible placebo effects with fans of stem cell clinics I feel like placebo becomes akin to a bad word in the discussion. However, any kind of medical procedure can cause placebo effects in people. We’re all susceptible to it. I believe that many perceived positive outcomes at stem cell clinics are really placebo effects. Why? For one thing, many patients have told me about a phenomenon I’ll call “the fade”. Stem cell clinics themselves know exactly what I mean …Read More

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There’s been an interesting and diverse discussion going on here on this blog lately related to some stem cell translational things including a stem cell clinic operating in Sacramento (see 50+ comments on that post) and then more recently on a new paper from the Centeno clinic. [email protected] Did most (or all) participants in this study pay out-of-pocket for their stem cell interventions? Did $ go to any authors? — Leigh Turner (@LeighGTurner) April 12, 2016 Over on Twitter, Leigh Turner raised the valid point that …Read More