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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Name: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Description: Established in 1986, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) was established in 1986. The mission of the NIAMS 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.


The Institute also conducts and supports basic research on the normal structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, and skin. Basic research involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including immunology, genetics, molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, physiology, virology, and pharmacology. Clinical research includes rheumatology, orthopaedics, dermatology, metabolic bone diseases, heritable disorders of bone and cartilage, inherited and inflammatory muscle diseases, and sports and rehabilitation medicine.
Synonym(s): National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases
Abbreviation: NIAMS,
Is part of: National Institutes of Health
Super-category: Government granting agency
URL: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
Id: nlx_inv_1005101
Keywords: Arthritis, Musculoskeletal disease, Skin disease, Research, Cause, treatment, prevention, Training, Basic, clinical, Disease, Bone, joint, muscle, Skin, Immunology, genetics, molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, physiology, virology, pharmacology, Clinical research, rheumatology, orthopaedics, dermatology, metabolic bone disease, heritable disorder, Cartilage, Muscle disease, inflammatory muscle disease, Sports medicine, rehabilitation medicine
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AbbrevNIAMS,  +
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.niams.nih.gov/  +
DefinitionEstablished in 1986, the National Institut Established in 1986, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) was established in 1986. The mission of the NIAMS 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.


The Institute also conducts and supports basic research on the normal structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, and skin. Basic research involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including immunology, genetics, molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, physiology, virology, and pharmacology. Clinical research includes rheumatology, orthopaedics, dermatology, metabolic bone diseases, heritable disorders of bone and cartilage, inherited and inflammatory muscle diseases, and sports and rehabilitation medicine.
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Idnlx_inv_1005101  +
Is part ofNational Institutes of Health  +
KeywordsArthritis  +, Musculoskeletal disease  +, Skin disease  +, Research  +, Cause  +, Treatment  +, Prevention  +, Training  +, Basic  +, Clinical  +, Disease  +, Bone  +, Joint  +, Muscle  +, Skin  +, Immunology  +, Genetics  +, Molecular biology  +, Structural biology  +, Biochemistry  +, Physiology  +, Virology  +, Pharmacology  +, Clinical research  +, Rheumatology  +, Orthopaedics  +, Dermatology  +, Metabolic bone disease  +, Heritable disorder  +, Cartilage  +, Muscle disease  +, Inflammatory muscle disease  +, Sports medicine  +, and Rehabilitation medicine  +
LabelNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases  +
ModifiedDate20 June 2013  +
SuperCategoryGovernment granting agency  +
SynonymNational Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases  +