National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

 (NIAMS)
an institute of the national institutes of health that supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, and skin diseases.
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

A federal agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health that supports research in diseases associated with aging. The diseases include osteoporosis, Paget's disease, degenerative joint diseases, and skin diseases such as psoriasis.
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 Phone: 301-495-4484 or 877-22-NIAMS (266-4267) (free of charge) TTY: 301-565-2966 Fax: 301-718-6366 www.niams.nih.gov
The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
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
Sources: Lupus Foundation of America, http://internet-plaza.net/lupus/topics/skin.html#1; and http://internet-plaza.net/lupus/lupusfaq.html#4; NIAMS http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/lupus/lupusguide/chppis7.htm
* The NIAMS is supporting a study looking for ways to treat diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta by using gene therapy.
Alfred Steinberg and John Mountz of NIAMS have found that, in mice with a condition similar to lupus in humans, cyclosporin A restores normal T-cell function and can reduce kidney and joint inflammation.
The NIAMS, part of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring research that will increase understanding of the specific ways to diagnose, treat, and possibly prevent arthritis pain.
A new study by scientists from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, resolves longstanding questions about the origin of recurrent chromosomal rearrangements -- known as translocations -- that drive lymphomas and leukemias in humans.
Phone: 301-495-4484; 1-877-22NIAMS (free of charge) TTY: 301-565-2966 Fax: 301-718-6366 E-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Access: www.nih.gov/niams NIAMS Fast Facts (for health information via fax): 301-718-6366 NIAMS is a part of the Combined Health Information Database (CHID) at http://chid.nih.gov
* National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Information Clearinghouse National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 301/495-4484 or 877/22-NIAMS (toll-free) TTY: 301/565-2966 Fax: 301/718-6366 NIAMS Fast Facts--For health information that is available 24 hours a day by fax, call 301/881-2731 from a fax machine telephone.