TITLE

STEM CELL RIP-OFF

AUTHOR(S)
Titova, Nadya; Brown, Frank
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);11/8/2004 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 144 Issue 19, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that beauty salons in Moscow, Russia, are using stem cells in a variety of fake cosmetic treatments and other remedies. Statement that some patients who have undergone the so-called stem cell therapies have developed tumors, depressed immune systems and blood infections; Claim of the beauty salons that the therapy will cure wrinkles, hair loss, dry skin and other ailments; Treatment of a woman suffering from anxiety at Stem Cell Higher Technologies Incorporated; Lack of medical research to back up the therapeutic claims made by the beauty salons; Statement that some clinics advertise human-embryonic stem cells, but actually derive their stem cells from pig embryos.
ACCESSION #
16457672

 

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