Stem Cell Research Blog

FDA Public Health Warnings on Exosome and Umbilical Cord “Stem Cell” Products

You almost can’t make this stuff up. I know I keep saying that, but it’s been clear for a while now that it was just a matter of time before the FDA came down hard on companies purporting to sell exosome and umbilical cord “stem cell” products. That day was yesterday. Let’s dig in. What…
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ACL Reconstruction Recovery? Can You Get Back to Sports after ACL Injury?

Most athletes and weekend warriors that tear their ACL believe that getting a new one is like getting a bad part replaced in their car. You go in for some surgery and after a while, you’re good as new. But is that really what ACL reconstruction recovery looks like? Not so much. Will you return…
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Is PRP is an Exosome Treatment?

I’ve become pretty used to the fads in regen med that I’ve witnessed for the last decade and a half. It seems like every year or two something gets hot and then eventually fizzles out and then it’s on to the next thing. Right now that hot item is exosome treatment. The funny thing is…
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How Much Do We Know About Exosome Therapy?

Exosome therapy has exploded in the past few years. So what is this? How do exosomes work? Are exosomes stem cells? How much do we know about whether exosomes are effective? What is Exosome Therapy? How Do Exosomes Work? Exosomes are small packets of information excreted by all living cells (1). They are literally how…
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Utah Cord Bank Product Review

It’s always interesting to see how clinics using umbilical cord products respond to the steady stream of information that supports that these products have no live and viable stem cells. Most of the smart ones just stop making that claim, but there are a good number that just point to their suppliers who themselves continue…
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What I am Thankful For 2019 Edition…

It’s that time of the year again and once more I’m staffing our licensed, advanced cell culture facility in Grand Cayman.  What’s it like to be out of the country for Thanksgiving? So what am I thankful for? Out of the US for a US Holiday? I’ve been staffing our licensed advanced culture expansion site…
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The Great Disc Slide Caper: East West Health Review

I have been chasing my disc slides around the Internet all year. They are being used by various fake stem cell clinics as a marketing tool, even though these clinics can’t replicate what was done to produce those results. That brings us to a review of East West Health, an acupuncture clinic that purports to…
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More Exosome Insanity: Genisent Labs and Extensive Medical Marketing

I get sent things all the time. This past week I was sent flyers on yet another”exosome” product made by Genisent Labs and this one came with actual treatment protocols. You just can’t make this stuff up. Let’s dig in! What are Exosomes? Exosomes are the latest buzz word in regenerative medicine. The concept is…
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