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Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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Bioethicist calls out unproven and unlicensed 'stem cell treatments' for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third month, businesses in the United States are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell-based 'therapies' and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the disease. In Cell Stem Cell on May 5, bioethicist Leigh Turner describes how these companies are "seizing the pandemic as an opportunity to profit from hope and desperation."
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Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria a scare

Envoy recounts being charged at by ‘massive’ specimen, resulting in minor injuries as he slipped during his escapeBritain’s ambassador to Austria has generally been given a warm welcome, but a local wild boar appeared to have little time for diplomatic niceties. Leigh Turner, who took up the post last August, has revealed that while walking in woods near Vienna earlier this month, he was chased by a “massive” specimen and sustained minor injuries.Turning a corner, Turner found himself face-to-fa...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, Austria, Vienna, Wildlife, Turner, Leigh Turner


Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase

Envoy recounts being charged at by ‘massive’ specimen, ending up with minor injuries as he slipped during his escapeBritain’s ambassador to Austria has generally been given a warm welcome but one wild boar appears to have little time for diplomatic niceties.Leigh Turner, who took up the post last August, has revealed that while walking in woods near Vienna earlier this month, he was chased by a “massive” specimen and sustained minor injuries. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, Austria, Vienna, Wildlife, Leigh Turner


Not diplomatic: Boar chases British ambassador in Austria

VIENNA (AP) — Some situations leave even the most seasoned diplomats unprepared. Take a British ambassador’s encounter with a wild boar. Leigh Turner, Britain’s ambassador to Austria, says he was left shaken and lightly injured after being chased recently by a hostile boar in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten nature park. He wrote that a “massive” boar […]
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UK ambassador's 'bruising' encounter with Austrian boar

Leigh Turner has shared details of the "bruising" encounter in a Viennese woodland.
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Surprising number of businesses selling unapproved stem cell 'treatments' in the US

At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures at 570 individual clinics. Such businesses advertise 'stem cell' interventions for orthopedic injuries, neurological disorders, cardiac diseases, immunological conditions, pulmonary disorders, injured spinal cords, and cosmetic indications. In Cell Stem Cell on June 30, bioethicist Leigh Turner and stem cell researcher Paul Knoepfler present an analysis of US businesses engaged in 'direct-to-consumer' ...
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Turkish president warns British diplomat over selfie at journalists' trial

UK’s consul general, Leigh Turner, tweeted image of himself with one of defendants at Istanbul espionage trial The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has warned Britain’s consul general over a “selfie” taken at the espionage trial of two journalists, a photograph which the diplomat tweeted of himself with one of the defendants. Erdoğan has harshly criticised western diplomats after several showed up on Friday to support Can Dündar, editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, and his colleague Erde...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Censorship, UK News, World news, Turkey, Britain, Foreign Policy, Journalist safety, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Erdem Gul, Leigh Turner


U bioethicist takes on clinics touting stem-cell studies

With a national debate raging, Leigh Turner has taken center stage in questioning whether many of these services are legitimate. [Author: Joe Carlson]
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