Rare Disease Day at NIH, held this year on Feb. 28, exemplifies NCATS’ approach to rare diseases research: involving patients as partners throughout the translational research process to ensure that research and interventions address patients’ needs.
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.
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.