WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health is investigating roughly a half-dozen research institutions based on suspicions that researchers with federal grants failed to disclose significant financial contributions from foreign governments, Director Francis Collins said Thursday.

The fact-finding operation, Collins said, will center in many cases on technology research.

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  • Goes both ways. Seems there are enough researchers elsewhere acquiring knowledge overseas for US uses without giving any due credit. Let’s not forget where some of America’s outstanding scientific endeavors originated in the past century.

  • Foreign government influences are the tip of the iceberg. The NIH is still avoiding the topic of industry and corporate interests. The Chines in particular are having a good laugh over the spread of Acupuncture, and the spread of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which the NIH failed to maintain scientific and ethical standards on. Only the most profitable and easily marketed nonsense was imported to the US.