Bioethicist condemn unproven and unlicensed ‘stem cell treatments’ for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third month, businesses in the United States are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell-based “therapies” and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the disease. In Cell Stem Cell on May 5, bioethicist Leigh Turner describes how these companies are “seizing the pandemic as an opportunity to profit from hope and

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Raised alarm on unproven stem cells marketing as COVID therapy

Scientists and international bodies including Stem Cells Australia, the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy and EuroStemCell have raised the alarm about the marketing of unproven therapies during the pandemic, warning of damage to patients and to the credibility of the field. Source The Medical Republic Professor Daniel

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EMA warns against using unproven cell-based therapies

EMA’s Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) is advising patients and the general public against using unregulated cell-based therapies which may not be safe or effective. The CAT’s advice is in response to individuals, companies and hospitals promoting unproven cell-based therapies as cures for a broad range of conditions including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autism,cerebral palsy, muscular

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A real-time dashboard of clinical trials for COVID-19

In response to the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency, clinical trial research assessing the efficacy and safety of clinical candidate interventions to treat COVID-19 are emerging at an unprecedented rate. As of April 21, 2020, well over 500 clinical trials have been registered at the various international and national clinical trial registry sites.  Most

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ISSCR Statement Regarding the Marketing of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for COVID-19

ISSCR has become aware of recent claims that stem cells can be used to treat people infected with COVID-19. While stem cell research shows promise for numerous diseases and conditions, there currently are no approved stem cell-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection. The ISSCR is a vocal and active opponent of the premature

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How to stay safe, informed amid rise in e-mail scams and fake news on Novel Coronavirus

As concern over the deadly coronavirus grows, fake news and scams capitalising on people’s fears are also spreading. On February the 8th confirmed data on Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE dashboard early 34,600 people have been infected and more than 700 have died in China, with the majority of the cases in Hubei province. Outside

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Rogue stem cell clinics

Cell therapies hold significant promise for the treatment of injured or diseased musculoskeletal tissues. However, despite advances in research, there is growing concern about the increasing number of clinical centres around the world that are making unwarranted claims or are performing risky biological procedures. On The Bone and Joint Journal has just been published a

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