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Xcell-Center In Dusseldorf Shut Down

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#1 Apparelyzed


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:55 AM

XCell-Center in Dusseldorf Shut Down

Europe's largest stem cell clinic, which is at the centre of a scandal over the death of a baby given an injection into the brain, has been shut down.

The closure of the XCell-Center in Dusseldorf follows an undercover investigation by The Sunday Telegraph into its controversial practices, which attracted hundreds of patients from the UK. The clinic charged patients up to £20,000 for stem cell injections into the back and brain despite a lack of scientific proof that the treatments actually worked.

Experts in stem cell research had accused the clinic of preying on vulnerable patients, desperately seeking a cure for such illnesses and diseases as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, autism, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes and spinal cord injuries.

While most other European countries - as well as the US, Canada and Australia - have banned stem cell treatments unless shown to be safe and effective, XCell had exploited a loophole in German law allowing it to charge for the experimental procedures.

But last week, the clinic suddenly announced it had ceased carrying out operations due to what it described as legal changes in Germany....

More: http://www.telegraph...th-of-baby.html

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

uffff... for a short periode I was thinking of trying my luck there... now i know why it was not convincing enough... just have to give medicine more time and believe in good old miracles...
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:38 PM

Same here! I actually took a good look at this place but luckily was not convinced enough. Thank god!
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:48 PM

Shameless profiteering is a phrase that comes to mind.
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