Hype has led some to pay thousands of dollars for stem cell treatments that promise to cure ailments but that often don’t help and may harm patients.
There are more than 700 clinics in the U.S. selling unproven stem cell cellular therapies, generating $2 billion in global business that is largely unregulated.
KING5 TV and Swedish Hospital criticized for promoting treatment that critics say is an “expensive placebo.”
Patients have paid thousands of dollars stem cell treatments only to discover hey were duped.
From the University of Washington School of Medicine Researchers at UW Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure. The findings suggest that the technique will be effective in patients…