Tag Archive for stem cells

Stem cells for beauty treatments can get ugly

New treatments using stem cells for cosmetic corrections may be dangerous. In the Flesh: The Embedded Dangers of Untested Stem Cell Cosmetics Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of clinics across the country offer a variety of similar, untested stem cell treatments for both cosmetic and medical purposes. Costing between $3,000 and $30,000, the treatments promise to alleviate…

Serious skepticism applied to Moriguchi’s stem-cell transplant claims (UPDATED)

Stem-cell transplant claims debunked. From the beginning, it seemed too good to be true. Days after Kyoto University biologist Shinya Yamanaka won a Nobel prize for his 2006 discovery of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Hisashi Moriguchi — a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo — claimed to have modified that technology to treat…

Beauty product uses plant stem cells or cells from the plant stems? Not sure it matters.

Friend of Doubtful News crew, Brian George spotted this product in a local store: From the eclos web site: Researchers have found that Plant Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple, (Uttwiler Spätlauber), show tremendous ability to stimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin. First, what are stem cells? See here.