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Additional information and updates can also be found on the NIAMS Web site.
NIAMS, which was established in 1986, leads and coordinates the federal biomedical research effort in arthritis and related rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, heritable disorders, sports injuries, basic muscle biology and skin diseases
The NIAMS is supporting a study looking for ways to treat diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta by using gene therapy.
At the University of Maryland Pain Center in Baltimore, NIAMS researchers are evaluating the use of acupuncture on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from the extramural community that will inform the mechanisms and processes the NIAMS uses to support high-impact clinical trials.
This clearinghouse, a public service sponsored by the NIAMS, provides information on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.
Recent NIAMS studies show that abnormally low levels of the hormone cortisol may be associated with fibromyalgia.
Treatment with the IL-1 Trap led to an immediate clinical and laboratory improvement in all patients," the NIAMS investigators reported.
We welcome the opportunity to work with Peter and the rest of the NARAC team in leveraging their valuable DNA resources and experience, and we appreciate the support of NIAMS.
Additional copies of this booklet are available from the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 301/495-4484 Fax: 301/718-6366 TTY: 301/565-2966 NIAMS Fast Facts--For health information that is available 24 hours a day by fax, call 301/881-2731 from a fax machine telephone.
The symposium will feature scientific advances made possible with NIAMS support, highlight how these advances have improved patients' lives, and address the future directions for NIAMS research.