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Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, who was fired earlier this year from the Karolinska Institute, is also being investigated in two cases of causing bodily injury. One of those cases was related to a windpipe transplant, and the other to a different type of operation, prosecutor Anders Tordai told The Associated Press.

Once considered a pioneer in regenerative medicine, Macchiarini was part of the team that conducted the world’s first transplant using a windpipe partly made from a patient’s own stem cells in 2008.

But since last year he has faced accusations of falsifying his resume, scientific misconduct and misrepresenting his work. Karolinska fired him in March for various reasons, including breaching the institution’s “fundamental values” and damaging its reputation.

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