Maybe you saw the piece about this star surgeon's personal life in Vanity Fair, mythomaniac lies about getting married by the Pope, Putin and the Obamas attending. If it is too good to be true, it probably ain't true. The guy has a base in Sweden, at Karolinska Institutet, the home of the Nobel prize in medicine. And he has been putting plastic windpipes in people. Pieces of plastic that were immersed in solutions with bone-marrow cells, and then miraculously turn into a functioning trachea, with epithelium and blood vessels. He convinced an Eritrean engineer who had cancer to consent to have this implant, saying that it worked in pigs. This was not true. But somehow the operation was done in Stockholm, somehow this passed peer review in The Lancet. But Pierre Delaere in Belgium said that these were lies. Colleagues in Stockholm documented his lies. An Uppsala professor (Gerdin) wrote a report about scientific misconduct. Yet Macchiarini was cleared by Karolinska Institutet. The system does not work. Only when outsiders (Vanity Fair, and documentary-maker Bosse Lindquist) published, did something start to happen.