Dear GRG Member,
This Friday May 8 in our GRG online meeting there is an ADDED BONUS and we will have an EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY.
Read on . . .
One definition of translational science is research that takes findings from basic science to practical applications that enhance human health and well-being.
Our interest is, of course, healthy aging and long life. TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE – i.e. AGING *SOLUTIONS* IS WHAT GRG IS ALL ABOUT
NIH is aware of the value and need for translation to human applications, and has responded. So the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) was formed.
This Friday May 8
10:00 am Pacific time, 1:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm GMT
during our next GRG online meeting
we will have an EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY to hear from NCATS representatives who will be the leading presenters.
(Details on how to join online are below. You can best join by computer, but you can join by phone.)
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was established to transform the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster.
Pre-Clinical Innovation, like
Improving the Drug Development Process, Repurposing Drugs, Testing &
Predictive Models, Core Technologies
Clinical Innovation, with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)
Patient/Community Engagement & Health Information
Expertise & Resources
News & Media
After the NCATS representatives speak, Kristin Fabre, Scientific Program Manager, NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) and Manager of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program will present critical information on the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Initiative. This NIH/DARPA/FDA collaboration aims to develop 3-D human tissue chips that model the structure and function of human organs, such as the lung, liver and heart, and then combine these chips into an integrated system that can mimic complex functions of the human body. Once developed and integrated, researchers can use these models to predict whether a candidate drug, vaccine or biologic agent is safe or toxic in humans in a faster and more cost-effective way than current methods, and how effective a therapeutic candidate would be in clinical studies.
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Friday May 8 – 10:00 am Pacific time, 1:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm GMT
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