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Tour NCATS’ Stem Cell Translation Laboratory

Watch this video to learn how NCATS is advancing pluripotent stem cell research.

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Team Develops Potential New Approach to Stop Cancer Metastasis

NCATS scientists collaborated with NCI and Northwestern University researchers to identify a new compound that blocks the spread of several types of cancer in animal models.

The NCATS high-throughput robotic screening system.

Tox21 Collaborators Release Strategic Plan for Chemical Testing

Leaders of the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) program have published a strategic and operational plan to address new research challenges.

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NCATS research addresses scientific and operational challenges that slow the development of the new interventions to improve human health. The Center aims to make translational science more efficient, less expensive and less risky. Learn more.

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Strategic Alliances & Licensing

Supporting technology development and partnerships to disseminate promising new approaches.

Patient/Community Engagement & Health Information

Engaging patients in every step of the ressearch process to build trust and improve study quality.

NIH-NASA Biomedical Research Activities

NIH and NASA are exploring how biomedical research can address the challenges of deep space exploration and benefit human health in space and on Earth.

Research at NCATS

NCATS research projects and initiatives focus on addressing scientific and technical challenges to reduce, remove, or bypass bottlenecks in the development of new treatments and tests that will ultimately improve human health.  The Center studies translation on a system-wide level to accelerate the development of interventions for more than one disease.

Through its research initiatives, NCATS develops new approaches, technologies, resources, and models; demonstrates their usefullness in a specific disease or case study; and disseminates the data, analyses the methods to the larger scientific community.