Apparently, an increasing trend is “stem cell tourism“—but not for Alzheimer’s or a spinal cord injury. No, rather for aging, wrinkles, cellulite, and general “rejuvenation.” This is obviously quackery, as the methods they describe (which range from smearing dead cow cells as a facial, or direct injection of stem cells from an aborted fetus’ liver) have not been substantiated, published, or un-biasedly proven to work.
Unfortunately, stem cell detractors are using this type of off-label, shallow usage of stem cells as an excuse to condemn all of stem cell therapy as morally degenerate and evil.
::Sigh:: With frauds in Korea, cosmetic clinics in the Caribbean, and vetoes at home, does stem cell therapy (legitimate, medically-necessary therapy) ever stand a chance???
UPDATE: Orac at Respectful Insolence debunks this therapy!