MCD BIO 90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Donald Kohn, Bone Marrow, Stem Cell
DepartmentMolecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Course CodeMCD BIO 90
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
-ADA-SCID with Donald Kohn!
•Bone marrow harvest!
-Stick a needle into the pelvic bone!
-Clinical trials with Katie!
•What are you doing it for?!
-For yourself: Disappointment !
-Stem cell tourism!
•International and domestic clinics using unproven therapies at great cost to the
patient and at great proﬁt to the clinic!
-Limited information about what type of stem cells!
-Rely heavily on video testimonies!
-Lack long term follow-ups!
-Orthopedic, pain, sports, neuro!
-Even xeno — “bovine amniotic cells”!
-Some don’t mention what type of cells they are using!
-Clinical trials . Gov!
•“Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal
•IND number: investigation new drug !
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