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The Road to Improving Rural Health Outcomes

One out of every five Americans lives in a rural area, and many have difficulties accessing health care. To improve rural health outcomes, our CTSA Program is working to address health disparities unique to these areas and promote health equity.

Micrograph image of DIPG cells in culture
A Promising Step in the Fight Against Lethal Childhood Brain Cancers

Researchers have identified a promising two-drug combination to treat deadly childhood brain cancers known as diffuse midline gliomas. The drug pair both kills cancer cells and counters the effects of a genetic mutation that causes the 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.