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Research

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Watch the New I Am Translational Science Video with Anne R. Pariser

NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research Director Anne R. Pariser, M.D., discusses how translational science can help speed the development of therapeutics for rare diseases.

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PaVe-GT: Creating a Gene Therapy Playbook

A new NIH initiative led by NCATS aims to make gene therapy development and clinical testing more streamlined and less expensive — and potentially more accessible to millions of people with rare diseases.

Preclinical Innovation

Improving the process by which diagnostics and therapeutics are developed.

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 research process to build trust and improve study quality.

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 research process to build trust and improve study quality.

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 usefulness in a specific disease or case study; and disseminates the data, analyses the methods to the larger scientific community.

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.