The Kenneth Chien Case at Karolinska, by Johan Thyberg

The Kenneth Chien Case at Karolinska, by Johan Thyberg

This is a new guest post from Johan Thyberg, a retired professor for cell and molecular biology from Sweden, a known activist against science fraud and author of the 2009 book “Scientific Fraud or Legal Scandal?”. Thyberg played a key role in uncovering the research misconduct and horrendous patient abuse around the trachea transplant surgeon Paolo … Continue reading The Kenneth Chien Case at Karolinska, by Johan Thyberg

Karolinska in denial, by Johan Thyberg

Karolinska in denial, by Johan Thyberg

This is a guest post by Johan Thyberg, a 1947-born Swedish biologist and a well-known activist against science fraud. His 2009 published book “Scientific Fraud or Legal Scandal?” meticulously narrates several fraud scandals in Swedish science, one of which I referred to when introducing a guest post of another concerned Swedish academic. Until his academic … Continue reading Karolinska in denial, by Johan Thyberg

How Macchiarini was recruited to Karolinska

How Macchiarini was recruited to Karolinska

In September 2010, the trachea transplant surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was basically at the end of his career of fraud and patient abuse, found out and unwanted by everyone, because of his psychopathic tendencies. Except by Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden, which pushed the recruitment process through in just 3 weeks, despite negative references and known … Continue reading How Macchiarini was recruited to Karolinska

Former KI rector Dahlman-Wright: stones in a glass house

Former KI rector Dahlman-Wright: stones in a glass house

The irony is rich. Just last month, the Swedish Karolinska Institutet (KI) announced the results of the investigation into papers by their former guest professor Paolo Macchiarini and his right-hand man Philipp Jungebluth. The two were found guilty of research misconduct and their plastic trachea transplant papers were set for retraction, where at least the … Continue reading Former KI rector Dahlman-Wright: stones in a glass house

Swedish police investigation acquitted Macchiarini on advice of misconduct-tainted trachea transplanters

Swedish police investigation acquitted Macchiarini on advice of misconduct-tainted trachea transplanters

On October 12th 2017, the Swedish prosecutor Jennie Nordin  gave a long-awaited press conference about the case of the scandal surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. The surprise hardly anyone expected was: all manslaughter charges were dropped, the case closed. The operations on three patients, whom Macchiarini gave a plastic trachea at the hospital of the Karolinska Institutet (KI), … Continue reading Swedish police investigation acquitted Macchiarini on advice of misconduct-tainted trachea transplanters

References to my work

My interviews: Status Praesens Леонид Шнайдер: тот, кто словом и карандашом воюет за чистоту биомедицины https://t.co/We6yqngE6I — Alla Astakhova (@allaastakhova) January 4, 2018 Алла Астахова  Status Praesens 04.01.2018 http://alla-astakhova.ru/sarkazm/ Center for Complexity and Biosystems, University of Milan The fifth issue of our newsletter is out, with contributes about #computerscience, #diabetes, #obesity, amorphous materials and #scientific #misconduct … Continue reading References to my work

Professors: innocent victims of snakes at their bosoms? A guest post from Sweden

Professors: innocent victims of snakes at their bosoms? A guest post from Sweden

The following guest post by a Swedish professor under the assumed name of ”Frank Nilsson” (his real identity is known  to me) is an open letter response to a recent article in Svenska Dagbladet by  Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR). There Straftröm wrote, in the wake of the Paolo … Continue reading Professors: innocent victims of snakes at their bosoms? A guest post from Sweden

Macchiarini leaves Russia: federal grant denied and Kazan lab shut down

Macchiarini leaves Russia: federal grant denied and Kazan lab shut down

Paolo Macchiarini is leaving Russia, his research and surgery stint there is over. The fallen star surgeon was able to find a professorship with the Federal University of Kazan (KFU), after his plastic trachea transplants at the Kuban State Medical University in Krasnodar left 3 patients dead, and one with a lucky escape (see details here). … Continue reading Macchiarini leaves Russia: federal grant denied and Kazan lab shut down

Updated: Retraction, and another looming misconduct finding for Macchiarini and Jungebluth

Updated: Retraction, and another looming misconduct finding for Macchiarini and Jungebluth

The misconduct-tainted paper on oesophagus transplants in rats (Sjöqvist et al 2014) by the fallen star of regenerative medicine Paolo Macchiarini is finally retracted by the journal Nature Communications. This happens after Swedish investigations found the authors (primarily the scandal thorax surgeon and his right-hand man Philipp Jungebluth) guilty of data manipulation and research misconduct in September 2016 … Continue reading Updated: Retraction, and another looming misconduct finding for Macchiarini and Jungebluth

Macchiarini and his Russian megagrant

Macchiarini and his Russian megagrant

Below I am publishing the most recent dossier authored by the four whistle-blowers from the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden: Oscar Simonson, Karl-Henrik Grinnemo, Matthias Corbascio and Thomas Fux. Two of their earlier notifications of research misconduct to KI by their former colleague Paolo Macchiarini are available in full on my site, here and here. This time it is about … Continue reading Macchiarini and his Russian megagrant