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UAB part of NIH-funded research consortia studying more than 200 rare diseases

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Physician scientists at 22 consortia, including investigators at UAB, will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases.

The collaborations are made possible through awards by the National Institutes of Health — totaling about $29 million in fiscal year 2014 funding — to expand the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, which is led by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

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