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Although it's primarily a skin disease, the effects of #psoriasis are more than skin deep. It can affect people emotionally and is associated with other diseases. See this NIH Senior Health fact sheet for more: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/psoriasis/beyondtheskin/01.html
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In a NIAMS-supported ancillary project of the TEAR trial (Treatment of Early Aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis), researchers found that patients with early RA who were treated with methotrexate alone, or methotrexate in combination with etanercept or triple therapy, had improved HDL function. Results could lead to targeted therapies to prevent cardiovascular disease in people with RA. Read the PubMed abstract here (with a link to the publicly accessible full article): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27483410
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NIAMS Spanish portal featured in e-poster @HCMMconf#hcmmconf16
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Tiahna Spencer, 2016 NIAMS Summer Intern, reflects on her research experience in the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch.
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Today 3:30 – 5 p.m. EDT: The NIAMS will hold a pre-application webinar for the re-issued Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-AR-17-001, Centers of Research Translation (P50). The intent of the webinar is to provide an overview of the FOA and to address questions pertinent to preparing applications. The webinars are optional and not required for application submission. For more info and to register for the webinar: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/cort_webinar.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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Kristin (on left in the photo, with NHLBI’s Dr. Nehal Mehta) lives with #psoriasis and joined an NIH clinical study. Read about her experience in MedlinePlus Magazine: https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/fall13/articles/fall13pg22-23.html
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NIAMS’ Alasdair Steven demonstrates the potential for bubblegram imaging in mapping components of viruses and cellular structures: http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/4/e01152-16.full
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Did you know? There are a number of different kinds of treatments for #psoriasis. Your doctor can help you decide which ones are best for you. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Psoriasis/psoriasis_ff.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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Two NIAMS-supported studies have yielded new insights about the process of excess bone formation in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). These discoveries may lead to potential drug treatments. The image shows a skeleton of a man affected by FOP. Read the Spotlight on Research story here: http://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Events/Spotlight_on_Research/2016/fop_rare_disease_drug.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus.
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The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, 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. 

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