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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Ketogenic Diet Leads to Cognitive Improvement in Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease
Ketogenic Diet Leads to Cognitive Improvement in Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

NCATS-supported researchers tested the hypothesis that ketones could offer an alternate energy source for the brain in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study found improved brain function in people with mild AD after a three-month ketogenic diet.

Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, President and CEO of Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine
Research Speeds Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases in Seriously Ill Children

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.

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Transforming Clinical & Translational Research

Turning scientific discoveries into clinical advances often is an inefficient process due to insufficient resources and too few specially trained researchers. NCATS’ CTSA Program supports an innovative national network of medical research institutions — called “hubs” — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program hubs collaborate locally, regionally and nationally, fostering innovation in training and research methodologies. NCATS continues to build on the strong foundation of the CTSA Program to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems to make the clinical and translational research enterprise more efficient. Learn more about the CTSA Program.