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We created a new video and worked with Translation Together on a consensus paper to raise awareness of translational science and present the skills translational scientists use to transform medical discoveries into treatments and cures.Read the August E-Newsletter
Read about the BioPlanet database for studying the effect of compounds and drugs on cells, a way to diagnose genetic diseases in very ill children faster and an upcoming event where children receiving care at NIH will speak to astronauts via HAM radio.
Researchers can better study the effect of compounds on cells with an NCATS resource that incorporates all known pathways in human cells into one database. BioPlanet lets users browse, retrieve and analyze the pathways and explore pathway connections.
NCATS-supported researchers have developed an automated machine-learning approach to diagnose genetic diseases in seriously ill children. This new approach could allow faster diagnosis, initiation of treatment, and, ultimately, better outcomes.
A research framework that enables recruiting of hospitalized patients for a wide range of studies helps identify optimal care approaches during and after hospital stays. Undergraduate students learn about clinical research and are integral to recruitment.
NCATS-supported researchers used machine-learning to develop an innovative device that detects dangerous internal bleeding and monitors a patient’s response to blood loss. The monitor helps medical staff quickly identify appropriate treatment.
NCATS-supported researchers sent miniaturized tissue chip systems to the International Space Station on May 4. Four projects using the systems will support the study of aging-related conditions and potential treatments for them.
People with chronically itchy skin, take heart. NCATS researchers report that blocking a receptor on the surface of spinal cord neurons may help relieve the constant need to scratch. The study appeared online in Science Translational Medicine.
Scientists in NCATS’ Assay Development and Screening Technology program are developing new methods for screening small molecules that could help researchers test possible drugs and develop new treatments for many diseases.
Christopher P. Austin, M.D., examines the significance of patient engagement initiatives like “Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition” in translational science. The program teaches residents at The Children’s Inn about NIH research in space and on Earth.
Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
Taking Stock and Action in the Opioid Crisis
In February, NCATS co-hosted a two-day symposium for pain and addiction researchers as part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative. Learn more about taking stock and action in the opioid crisis.