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Research

Rare Disease Research Teams Strive for Improved Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches

NIH has awarded approximately $38 million in grants to 20 teams and a data management center to study rare diseases. Research groups will collaborate to learn more about the causes and progression of rare diseases and develop new treatment approaches.

Delivery vehicles with gene-editing tools
NIH Awards $89 Million to Support Genome Editing Research

NIH has awarded $89 million for 24 research projects that aim to develop high-quality tools for performing safe and effective genome editing in humans. Advances in the field could lead to new treatments for both common and rare genetic diseases.

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.