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Pre-Clinical Innovation

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.

Nerves involved in detecting an itch and sensing pain
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.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.

Improving the Drug Development Process

Creating and testing innovative methods to improve and accelerate the drug development process and find new treatments for patients faster.

Repurposing Drugs

Discovering new uses for approved drugs to provide the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside.

Testing & Predictive Models

Developing better model systems for drug and toxicity testing.

Core Technologies

Using state-of-the-art resources to enable the ongoing operation of all NCATS translational research activities.