Investing in Translational Research

Translational research, transforming discoveries made the in the laboratory into treatments and improvements to health for patients, is an important, yet difficult task. Many promising therapeutic targets are uncovered as part of basic biomedical research, but the path to actually demonstrating clinical potential is long and expensive. Many discoveries languish at this transition point. NIH and the federal government have several programs to address this gap, including the Therapeutic Discovery Program for which applications are soon due.

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