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National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences | Catalyzing Innovation
Volume 05 • Issue 10 • October 27, 2016

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This past May, I wrote about the new NCATS’ Biomedical Data Translator program. I am delighted to report that we now have issued five awards totaling slightly more than $5 million in Cures Acceleration Network funds to researchers at 11 institutions who will…


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NCATS Issues Awards for Tissue Chip Testing Centers 

On Oct. 13, 2016, NCATS announced new awards to establish testing centers for the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program. These centers will provide the means for NCATS’ tissue chip program-funded scientists to test and validate tissue chip platforms independently, promote adoption of this technology, and ensure wide-ranging availability of tissue chip technology. Read more >

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Translator Development Feasibility Study Underway

Scientific experts at 11 institutions are collaborating to assess the feasibility of developing NCATS’ Biomedical Data Translator. With the goal to identify and design innovative tools to integrate and leverage the vast amounts of medical research data currently available, Translator could enable rapid, high-impact change. Read more >

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Inhibitory interneurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells

Researchers Create Stem Cell Resource

NCATS’ Ilyas Singeç, M.D., Ph.D., is part of a research team that developed a new resource to study human development and disease. The scientists profiled nearly 13,000 proteins from human embryonic and neural stem cells, producing a biological roadmap that describes how stem cells eventually become nervous system cells. Read more >

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NCATS, CASIS Announce Tissue Chip Funding Opportunity

NCATS and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space soon will use tissue chip technology for translational research at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory (ISS-NL). NCATS issued a funding opportunity to leverage recent advances in tissue chip research at the ISS-NL. Read more >

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Meet More NCATS Staff

Bobbie Ann Austin, Ph.D., is a program officer for the Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program. Eugen C. Buehler, Ph.D., is an informatics team leader in NCATS’ Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation. Learn more about these and other staff members via NCATS Staff Profiles >

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