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Two judges are being dismissed from the panel that awards the Nobel prize for medicine as a result of a scandal around a surgeon accused of scientific negligence.

Anders Hamsten had previously resigned from Karolinska Institutet in Swedenover the employment of stem-cell surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. Harriet Wallberg, who was president of the university when Macchiarini was hired, was fired from her current job as chancellor of the Swedish higher education authority on Monday.

Macchiarini, who denies any wrongdoing, faces numerous accusations of scientific fraud and misconduct resulting in the death of two patients. Swedish prosecutors are investigating Macchiarini on suspicion of gross criminal negligence.

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Image: By Henry Vandyke Carter – Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body (See “Book” section below)Bartleby.com: Gray’s Anatomy, Plate 961, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=566895

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