Stem Cell Therapy: Get The Facts (VIDEO)

05/21/2012 11:55 am ET | Updated May 21, 2012
  • Cara Santa Maria Science correspondent, Huffington Post; editor, Talk Nerdy to Me

Type "stem cell treatments" into Google and you'll find yourself inundated with invitations to fancy clinics in faraway places. Apparently, these "miracle cures" can help with everything from incontinence to autism. But dig a little deeper, and what you find may surprise you.

In the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now. And stem cell scammers know this all too well, preying on desperate people in desperate situations.

In an effort to separate fact from fiction, I reached out to Dr. David Scadden, co-founder and co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Watch the video above and/or click the link below to learn more. And don't forget to sound off by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Talk nerdy to me!

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