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WASHINGTON (AP) Children's National Medical Center says a new grant will help researchers more quickly translate scientific discoveries made in laboratories into solutions for young patients suffering from diseases.

The hospital said Wednesday it has received a $20 million award along with George Washington University Medical Center from the National Institutes of Health to expand its clinical and translational science program over the next five years.

Officials say it's the first such award given directly to a children's hospital.

Officials say families will benefit from new research on afflictions prevalent among children in Washington. They say doctors and scientists will work to develop new treatments and speed up the application of that care.

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