Stem Cell

Researcher warns of risks associated with unregulated stem cell treatments

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A researcher at the University of Alberta has a warning about the dangers of unregulated stem cell treatments.

While he’s a believer in the science behind stem cell therapy, Canada research chair in health law and policy Tim Caulfield told the Alberta Morning News there aren’t many treatments that are ready for the clinic.

“Lots of great stuff is going on, but unfortunately there are clinics all over the world that are marketing unproven stem cell therapies for everything,” said Caulfield. “Like MS, ALS, for cancers, for heart disease, you know…