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NCATS-Supported Study Highlights Opioid Prescribing Trend

CTSA Program-supported scientists found that patients who took a type of anti-anxiety medicine were more likely to receive new opioid prescriptions despite a higher risk.

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.

CTSA Program Support May Lead to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

A research team, including scientists supported by the CTSA Program, identified markers in the blood that could be used to detect precancerous polyps in patients.

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New Study Shows Medication After Opioid Overdose Can Save Lives

NCATS-supported researchers at Boston University found a strong link between the use of medications to treat opioid use disorder and a reduced risk of overdose death.

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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.