July 9, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog


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A commenter on this blog who self-identified as “InsideXcell” has been commenting on this blog about what happened at the highly controversial German stem cell clinic, XCell-Center. By way of background, the XCell-Center was for a time the largest stem cell clinic in all of Europe before it was shutdown. A baby who received care there died. XCell-Center and its former leader, Dr. Cornelius Kleinbloesem (pictured at right), both have received very severe criticism in the media. For example, Kleinbloesem was accused of stealing to support …Read More

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What really happened at XCell-Center in Germany, formerly the largest stem cell clinic in Europe? A baby died after receiving treatment there. Why? Was the death in any way connected to stem cells? (update: note that since post originally went up, quite a few more patient deaths both a clinics and in clinical trials have been reported.) A commenter on a recent post of mine on reports of the possible deaths from stem cell interventions in Germany of three politicians from the Philippines, provided …Read More