Are Germany and Italy standing in the way of progress in European stem cell research?

A report published last week from the European Science federation (ESF) has given 27 different countries one of four possible statuses based on the permissiveness of their stem cell policies. With the possibility of being deemed either very permissive with regards to human Embryonic Stem Cells, permissive with restrictions, restrictive by default, or very restrictive, the authors of the paper, …

The Stem Cell Industry walking on a tightrope

Recently there has been a huge controversy centered on the integrity and validity of research by the German stem cell research group of Bodo-Eckehard Strauer (Read Here). Strauer became well known in the industry because of his publication on an autologous bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy in heart disease, however he was criticized for basing his results on a single …