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NCATS Overview

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NCATS, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Learn more about the mission and scientific focuses of the Center.

Runtime: 5:16
Date: November 2013
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Inside the NCATS Laboratories

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Take a video tour of our labs and see firsthand how our researchers work to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

Runtime: 7:12
Date: August 2015

Biomedical Data Translator

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NCATS Biomedical Data Translator Program

The Biomedical Data Translator program, supported through the Cures Acceleration Network, is designed to combine and connect various biomedical and health data sets to provide, for the first time, answers to questions that biomedical researchers and physicians have long sought.

Runtime: 3:39
Date: October 2016
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Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

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Petra Kaufmann discusses the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., director of the NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research and Division of Clinical Innovation, discusses how CTSA Program support is speeding the translation of research discoveries into health benefits.

Runtime: 4:11
Date: March 2016
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Christopher Austin speaks about the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

On Oct. 22, 2013, NCATS announced 15 awards for fiscal year 2013 for the CTSA Program. In this video, NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., discusses the purpose of the program and an example of the work the CTSA Program hubs perform.

Runtime: 1:11
Date: October 2013
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Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules

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Improving therapeutic options for obese, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetic patients

Nick Giannoukakis, Ph.D., Allegheny Health Network Research Institute, Pittsburgh

For this project, a team will aim to repurpose a drug made by AstraZeneca that short-circuits inflammation as an improved treatment option for insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Runtime: 1:40
Date: July 2015
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Video courtesy of Allegheny Health Network Research Institute.

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Fyn inhibition by AZD0530 for Alzheimer's disease

Stephen M. Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

For this project, the research team will test an investigational drug that blocks Fyn kinase activity, first in a mouse model, then in Alzheimer's patients for safety. Next, the researchers will study the drug’s effectiveness in a larger population with mild Alzheimer's disease to provide evidence for a large, multisite study of the drug.

Runtime: 0:58
Date: June 2013
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Video courtesy of Yale University.

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Partnering to treat an orphan disease: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Kathryn Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore

For this project, initially researchers will test an oral, investigational drug to evaluate its safety and effectiveness in a muscular dystrophy mouse model. Then they will test for safety and ideal dosing level in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients.

Runtime: 0:38
Date: June 2013
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2013 award partner: Pfizer

Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D.

Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Pfizer, discusses the Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program at NCATS.

Runtime: 0:54
Date: June 2013
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Program announcement: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules

On May 3, 2012, NIH announced the Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules pilot program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Runtime: 59:48
Date: May 2012
Video courtesy of the National Press Club.

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Extracellular RNA Communication

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Unlocking the mysteries of extracellular RNA communication

Once thought to exist only inside cells, RNA is now known to travel outside of cells and play a role in newly discovered mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication.

Runtime: 2:10
Date: March 2013
Video courtesy of the NIH Common Fund.

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Plasma miRNA predictors of adverse mechanical and electrical remodeling after myocardial infarction

Saumya Das, M.D., Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

A cardiovascular research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital will investigate extracellular RNA communication and focus on identifying microRNA biomarkers in heart disease.

Runtime: 3:30
Date: August 2013
Video courtesy of Beth Deaconess Israel Medical Center.

Rare Diseases

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Petra Kaufmann discusses rare diseases research

NCATS tackles rare diseases through collaborative research to study the commonalities and underlying molecular causes of these disorders. Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., director, NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research and Division of Clinical Innovation, provides an overview.

Runtime: 4:46
Date: March 2016
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GARD overview

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is supported by NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute. GARD information specialists, who have backgrounds in genetic counseling, provide information and resources to the public about rare or genetic diseases in English and Spanish.

 

Runtime: 5:56
Date: December 2013
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RNA Interference

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RNAi animation

RNA interference (RNAi) is an important pathway used in many different organisms to control the expression of different genes. This animation introduces the principles of RNAi, which involves small interfering RNAs and microRNAs.

 

Runtime: 5:07
Date: November 2013
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Video courtesy of Nature Reviews Genetics and Arkitek.

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Tissue Chip for Drug Screening

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Tissue Chip for Drug Screening

Learn more about the science behind the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program, which is designed to develop bioengineered devices that will improve the process of predicting whether drugs will be safe or toxic in humans.

Runtime: 3:49
Date: April 2015
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Toxicology in the 21st Century

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Tox21 robot installation timelapse

Researchers install the high-speed robot screening system for the Toxicology in the 21st Century initiative.

Runtime: 1:17
Date: 2010
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Video courtesy of NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute.

Last updated: 07-20-2017
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