Translational Science Resources

New treatments take far too long to develop, require an average of 10–15 years and fail 95 percent of the time. This infographic shows how translational science is improving the process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

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More treatments, more quickly. That’s the goal of translational science. 95 percent of diseases have no treatments: There are thousands of diseases but only hundreds of treatments. New treatments take far too long to develop, require an average of 10–15 years and fail 95 percent of the time. Translational science is improving the process by understanding what’s similar across diseases to help develop multiple treatments at a time, developing models that better predict a person’s reaction to a treatment, and enhancing the design and conduct of clinical trials so the results more accurately reflect the patient population. Learn more at ncats.nih.gov.

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