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NINDS Delves Into Drug Development

Science  12 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5579, pp. 180
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5579.180

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has traditionally left development of drugs for treating stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions largely up to the private sector. But NINDS will soon announce a dramatic departure from that policy: a new type of "translational" grant designed to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical trials.