FDA Slaps Stem Cell Firm Linked to Nebraska Infections

(Medscape) – The FDA has identified Las Vegas-based EUCYT Laboratories as the company whose exosome products sickened patients in Nebraska late last year, according to a recent warning letter. The agency also warned EUCYT for marketing an exosome product COVIXO … Read More

Stem Cell Companies Sell Hope with Unproven Medicine for COVID-19

(USA Today) – There’s only one catch: So far, no proven therapies exist for COVID-19. Stem cell treatments offer tantalizing hope for the future. But such lofty claims are not out of character in the world of stem cell marketing, … Read More

Inside the Stem-Cell Pharmaceutical Factory

(Scientific American) – Accordingly, many erstwhile cell-therapy researchers have shifted gear to explore whether exosomes might deliver the same clinical benefits without the potential risks associated with infusions of living cells, such as immune rejection or tumour formation. The early … Read More

Balls of Cells Mimic Unseen Stage of Human Embryo Development

(Science) – After a human sperm and egg unite, a new embryo spends its first few weeks looking blobby. There’s no obvious top or bottom, and it is unclear which cells will give rise to which body parts. After about … Read More

Scientists Create Embryo-Like Research Model from Human Stem Cells

(Reuters) – Scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to create an embryo-like research model to help them study some of the earliest stages of human development. The model overcomes some of the ethical restrictions on using human embryos for … Read More

Mini-Organs Push Along Covid-19 and Other Virus Research

(Knowable Magazine) – In the case of Covid-19, scientists already have used organoids and related systems to confirm that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, infects gut tissues. They have also been able to test and identify promising medications. … Read More

PTSD Symptoms Common in Stem Cell Recipents

(MedPage Today) – Almost 20% of patients undergoing stem-cell transplantation had clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 6 months after the procedure, according to a report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual meeting. Overall, 47 … Read More

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