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Exaggerated claims of cures threaten stem cell research

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7503.1285-a (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1285
  1. Kaye McIntosh
  1. London

    Exaggerated claims for stem cell therapy are threatening a promising field of research, leading doctors in the area said this week. One company in the United States is advertising the treatment as a cure for depression and ulcerative colitis, a public debate in London heard last week.

    Robin Lovell-Badge, head of the division of developmental genetics at the National Institute for Medical Research at the Medical Research Council, told the meeting, organised by the Facial …

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