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NIH Raises Concerns About Foreign Influence in Biomedical Research


Information made public by US Senator Chuck Grassley reveals that a handful of allegations have recently been referred to federal investigators.

Feb 8, 2019 - The National Institutes of Health has referred several allegations regarding foreign influence in biomedical research to federal investigators, according to a letter written by Daniel Levinson, inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services. The document, which was published online by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) earlier this week (February 6), provides no specific information about the content of the allegations but notes that most of the 12 recent referrals involve NIH-funded investigators at US universities who had failed to disclose foreign affiliations on grant applications.


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From A to Zika

Understanding Emerging Diseases


West Nile virus. Lyme disease. Zika. Dengue fever. Eye-catching headlines warn us about new diseases seemingly every year. But how much of a danger do these diseases really pose? What can you do to reduce the risk from new diseases in your community? 


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