CommentaryInnovative technology development

Thinking Outside the Box: Fostering Innovation and Non–Hypothesis-Driven Research at NIH

Science Translational Medicine  16 Feb 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 70, pp. 70cm5
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001742

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Abstract

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has long been known as an institution that supports biomedical advances through hypothesis-driven research. Another aspect of NIH, however, has received comparatively little attention and may be critical to advancing translational science beyond its current limitations. Specifically, this aspect of NIH focuses on supporting innovation through the development of high-risk technologies that have the potential to empower research.

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  • Citation: R. Aragon, Thinking Outside the Box: Fostering Innovation and Non–Hypothesis-Driven Research at NIH. Sci. Transl. Med. 3, 70cm5 (2011).

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