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Spreading false hopes about stem cell treatments

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Recently, several interviews in Puerto Rico have spread misinformation about the use of stem cells for the treatment of several conditions, such as paralysis.

In this article, Wilson González Espada advises readers to inform themselves about FDA regulations on stem cell treatments.

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FDA Warns About Stem Cell Claims

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Stem cell therapies offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist.

Stem cells, sometimes called the body’s “master cells,” are the precursor cells that develop into blood, brain, bones and all of your organs. Their promise in medical treatments is that they have the potential to repair, restore, replace and regenerate cells that could then be used to treat many medical conditions and diseases.

Puerto Rican scientist seeks to accelerate heart regeneration by studying stem cells

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Ruben Crespo, a Puerto Rican postdoctoral scientist at the Mayo Clinic studies stem cells hoping to understand how they can be used to regenerate important organs such as the heart,


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