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Dissecting The Press Release For A Failed Stem Cell Trial

–Stem cell therapy supporters can’t acknowledge that it might not work. Stem cells have never been shown to have any clinical benefit in patients with heart disease. But there is mounting anecdotal evidence that they may have serious adverse effects on the reasoning and objectivity of the medical researchers, biotechnology executives and investors who get…

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After Yet Another Failure, Stem Cell Leaders Double Down

–Could repeated doses of stem cells turn the tide of negative trials? Despite an unrelieved history of negative trials, stem cell leaders continue to defend their field. In response to the failure of yet another cardiac stem clinical trial, Roberto Bolli, a prominent leader in the field, argued that it’s time for a “paradigm shift” in…

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Hype Aside, Hope for Stem Cell Therapy May Be Emerging From Hibernation

Two small studies of cardiac stem cells for the treatment of heart failure have shown promise, but ABC News, CBS News and other media outlets are throwing around words like “medical breakthrough” and “heart failure cure.” ABC News correspondent Richard Besser was so enthusiastic that anchor Diane Sawyer commented that she had never seen him “so…

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