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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A primary goal of the AMP RA/SLE program, which is led by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), is to study tissues where the disease is active in patients, whereas most previous work studied mouse models or only blood samples from humans.
Signum Dermalogix, a biopharmaceutical company, has received a USD1.6m Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, it was reported on Friday.
"Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Exercise." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. NIH Publication 01-4855.
Additional information is available from the Arthritis Foundation (http:// www.arthritis.org) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (http://www.nih.gov/niams).
The study, led by scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, appears in the current issue of the journal "Nature."
"Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Revised August 2003 http://www.niams.nih.gov.
"What Research Is Being Conducted on Fibromyalgia?" National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Published Dec.
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Noting that the study applies earlier research on hay fever and asthma to the realm of food allergies, Henry Metzger of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, Md., calls the work an example of "beautiful translational research."
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 (226-4267) (free of charge) TTY: 301-565-2966 Fax: 301-718-6366 E-mail: niamsinfo@mail.nih.gov www.niams.nih.gov
The gene, although unrelated to the rarer, more deadly, malignant melanoma, is likely to play a key role in the development of basal cell carcinomas, says Stephen Katz, director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. These carcinomas account for most of all skin cancer in the United States.
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