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July 2, 2014

NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

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How the network will operate: The NIH will continue evaluating about 130 to 150 patients a year. The universities will gradually add additional ones until, by the summer of 2017, each should be admitting about 50 patients a year.

Participating patients spend a week in the designated center for head-to-toe examinations and testing. NIH said no patient would be turned away from the program because of lack of insurance, although each center would decide how to handle coverage.

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