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Research

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Apply: New ASPIRE Reduction-to-Practice Challenge Accepting Submissions Starting Nov. 30

The NCATS ASPIRE Reduction-to-Practice Challenge is open for submissions. ASPIRE is supported through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term InitiativeSM, or NIH Heal InitiativeSM.

Picture of Zika-infected mouse brain from NIH study that looked for effective anti-viral treatments.
Commonly Used Antibiotic Shows Promise for Combating Zika Infections

NIH-supported preclinical research suggests that the widely used antibiotic methacycline was effective at preventing brain infections and reducing neurological problems associated with the Zika virus.

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.