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An Itch to Scratch: Scientists Identify Potential New Approach to Chronic Problem

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.

Health Care Delivery Studies Aim To Improve Care Approaches

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.

Collaborate with NCATS Scientists on the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM

NCATS welcomes HEAL-related proposals to advance promising compounds and human cell-based models through preclinical development in collaboration with NCATS’ intramural scientists.

CTSA Program Support Enables Development of Life-Saving Blood Loss Monitor

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.

Tissue Chips in Space

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.

NCATS Innovation Continues Through Latest HHS Ignite Team Selections

Three NCATS teams will begin projects emphasizing happiness as an essential component of health, a system to coordinate clinical and translational science best practices, and optimization of NCATS’ Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center.

New Method Could Help Find Potential Treatments for Rare Diseases

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.

I‐Corps at NIH: Entrepreneurial Training Program Creating Successful Small Businesses

This commentary highlights the 36‐month longitudinal study following the pilot cohort of the Innovation‐Corps at the National Institutes of Health program.

DIAMOND Portal Offers Research Training for All

Staff who work on clinical studies can improve their skills with high-quality training materials on the DIAMOND portal. The goal of the CTSA Program-supported DIAMOND project is to create well-run clinical trials through well-trained staff.

Director's Corner

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

July Director's Message

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., shares his insights about exploring biological and chemical space—and why the implications of these explorations are just as important as those of outer space.

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

In the Spotlight

Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

Table of Funded Activities 2014 - 2018 (PDF - 121KB)

Taking Stock and Action in the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Austin, Dr. Koob and Dr. Kalivas speaking at the symposiumIn 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.