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Research Activities

Our programs, projects and other research activities tackle ongoing challenges in translational research so that new treatments and other health solutions can reach people faster.

Research Activities at NCATS

Through our research activities, we overcome roadblocks that slow progress on developing treatments for many different diseases and that can lead to inequities in clinical outcomes. Explore the range of initiatives we support at NCATS and beyond.

A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE)

Through this program, we are building an end-to-end solution for finding, designing and testing new molecules with the potential to become new treatments.

Extracellular RNA Communication (ExRNA)

We help lead this NIH Common Fund program to explore how exRNA could aid disease understanding, diagnosis and treatment.

Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG)

We help lead this NIH Common Fund program to study and generate resources on key targets for new therapeutic agents.

Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC)

We help lead this NIH Common Fund program to explore the role of peripheral nerves in controlling the functioning of internal organs through electrical signals.

Tissue Chip for Drug Screening

This program funds the development and testing of models built from human cells for predicting drug safety and toxicity before clinical testing in people.

Last updated on April 19, 2024