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Innovative Clinical Trial Design Could Shape Future Practice of Infant Heart Surgeries

A clinical trial of 1,200 infants undergoing congenital heart disease surgery found that an anti-inflammatory steroid generally did not perform better than placebo at reducing risk of death and other severe outcomes.

LitCoin Pilot Design Challenge
Winners Announced: LitCoin Pilot Design Challenge

Winners of the LitCoin Pilot Design Challenge developed creative plans to construct the LitCoin submission platform. This platform will enable researchers to generate artificial intelligence–ready knowledge and share it with the research community.

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.

Rare Diseases Research and Resources

NCATS is committed to using research to address the extraordinary public health issue presented by rare diseases.

Strategic Alliances & Licensing

Supporting technology development and partnerships to disseminate promising new approaches.

Rare Diseases Research and Resources

NCATS is committed to using research to address the extraordinary public health issue presented by rare diseases.

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.