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News: NIHR establishes new Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration

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NIHR establishes new Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration 

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NIHR establishes new Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration 

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In parallel with the launch of the UK Rare Diseases Strategy by Health Minister Lord Howe today, the Government announced that the NIHR is establishing a Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration (TRC).

With investment of £20 million over four years, the new NIHR Rare Diseases TRC will help to increase research collaboration that will lead to improved diagnosis, treatment and care for people with rare diseases.

At its core, the TRC will consist of NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), NIHR Biomedical Research Units (BRUs) and NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), with outstanding facilities, capacity and research expertise into rare diseases. Within this, the NIHR funding will support “deep” phenotyping, the gathering of information on the physical characteristics of people with rare diseases, which, combined with data on genomic abnormalities, will provide greater understanding of rare diseases.

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Read more about the UK Rare Diseases Strategy launch 

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22/11/2013 

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22/01/2014 

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Created at 22/11/2013 15:26  by James Preston 
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