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NIAMSNational Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (USA)
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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.
The NIAMS is working with the NICHD, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to support a research initiative in the area of skeletal growth and development.
Program Director of the Muscle Disorders and Therapies Program at NIAMS said "The findings from this study may lead to the incorporation of MRI and MRS into future clinical trials that accelerate progress toward effective treatments for Duchenne.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a public service sponsored by the NIAMS that provides health information and information sources.
The NIAMS is conducting an in-depth natural history study of people who have Marfan syndrome (which leads to abnormally long bones), nail-patella syndrome (a congenital skeletal disorder), Stickler syndrome (which causes eye and joint problems), and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (which causes skin and blood vessel problems).
Complete list of participating companies and institutions includes: Altana, Amgen, Array Biopharma, AstraZeneca, Berlex, ChemoCentryx, Dynavax, MD Biosciences, Merck, Millennium, NIAMS, NIH, novosom AG, Rigel, Roche, Sirna Therapeutics, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, University of Maryland, ZymoGenetics.
At the University of Maryland Pain Center in Baltimore, NIAMS researchers are evaluating the use of acupuncture on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
7 million in fiscal year 2007 for NIAMS, a five-percent increase from last year.
To help scientists gain new knowledge, NIAMS also has established Specialized Centers of Research devoted specifically to lupus research.
We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that NIAMS has the resources it needs to enhance its ability to conduct cutting-edge psoriasis research in the future.
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.
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.