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Two Nobel Prize Judges Harriet Wallberg and Anders Hamsten likely to be Dismissed over Stem-cell Doctor Scandal in Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute

The panel that awards the prize is dismissing two judges for their roles in a scandal over disgraced stem cell scientist at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute.

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FILE - Screen showing the Nobel Prize medal during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Dec. 10, 2010. Image source: VOA
  • The 50-member panel of judges that awards the Nobel Prize will dismiss two of its judges
  • Karolinska Institute had allegations of scientific misconduct towards the stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini
  • Macchiarini has been accused of in cases of false conduct too
The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in medicine is dismissing two judges for their roles in a scandal over disgraced stem cell scientist at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute.

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Nobel Assembly secretary Thomas Perlmann told Swedish news agency TT on Tuesday that Harriet Wallberg and Anders Hamsten would be asked to leave the 50-member group, which will announce the annual award next month.

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Wallberg and Hamsten have already left high-ranking jobs at Karolinska amid scathing criticism of how the institute handled allegations of scientific misconduct against stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini.

Once considered a pioneer in windpipe transplants, Macchiarini was fired after being accused of falsifying his resume and misrepresenting his work. (VOA)

 

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Bengaluru Doctor Hema Divakar gets Global Asian Award

Hema received the award at the Asian Business & Social Forum 2019 under the 'In Service of the Society and the Nation' category

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Doctor Hema Divakar was honoured for her yeomen services and contributions to the women's healthcare ecosystem, in India. Pixabay

Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018-19’ award in Dubai recently for her yeomen services and contributions to the

, in India, said its organiser ‘Asia One’ magazine’s publisher on Tuesday.

Hema received the award at the Asian Business & Social Forum 2019 under the ‘In Service of the Society and the Nation’ category from UAE’s Trade Promotion Director Mohammed Naser Hamdan Al Zaabi.

“The award is conferred on those who stand out for vision, action and ingenuity and represent contemporary ideas to make global impact,” said the pan-Asian business and news publication in a statement here.

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Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018-19’ award. Pixabay

Hema is also spearheading a healthcare initiative for the overall well-being of women, with affordable and quality treatment.

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“To be recognised with other achievers of Asia thrusts on me a greater responsibility and ownership to reform the women’s healthcare ecosystem in an innovative and impactful manner,” said Hema on the occasion. (IANS)