This blog space is dedicated to putting “stem cells in focus” for the public and potential consumers of stem cell therapies. Monthly blog posts feature authoritative, and scientifically-based information to help educate on stem cell research and its potential to impact human health. This month we want to highlight the recent commentary in Scientific American, “Don’t Believe Everything You Hear about Stem Cells
,” by ISSCR President, Deepak Srivastava. In this article, Srivastava outlines the public health crisis of unproven stem cell-based “treatments” and what can be done to protect patients.