The Perils of Stem Cell Tourism: Case Report

(Medscape) – A new case report describes a patient who developed a glioproliferative neoplasm of the spinal cord after stem cell transplants at commercial clinics in China, Argentina, and Mexico. The 66-year-old man was seeking to ease residual deficits from … Read More

Stem Cell Study for ALS Patients Shows Promise, Yet Causes Pain

(CNN) – Stem cell research can run the gamut from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to hucksters in lab coats making a buck off desperate, seriously ill people. The results of one new study may be less than hoped for, but the … Read More

Unproven Stem Cell Clinics Proliferate in the U.S.

(Scientific American) – Patients seeking stem cell therapies for achy joints or shoulder injuries no longer need to hop a plane to Mexico or China. More than 550 clinics around the U.S. offer unproved interventions for sports injuries and conditions … Read More

Risky Stem Cell Procedure for ALS May Be Done Safely, Study Shows

(The Verge) – A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal neurodegenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow … Read More

Will Stem Cell Therapy Replace Tommy John Surgery for Baseball Players? Angels Pitchers May Find out

(Los Angeles Times) – Undergoing stem cell treatment might allow him to return to the Angels’ rotation by the end of this season, Heaney was told. So he took a calculated risk and visited the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, where stem … Read More

Stem Cell Crusader Sparks New Hope for Fighting Diabetes, Heart Disease

(Bloomberg) – Four years ago, Shinya Yamanaka received a phone call that would forever change his destiny. The Kyoto University professor had won a Nobel Prize for his work in stem cell biology, which has since sparked a torrent of … Read More

Non-Healing Tissue from Diabetic Foot Ulcers Reprogrammed as Pluripotent Stem Cells

(Medical Xpress) – Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be … Read More

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