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Did you know? An estimated 27 million Americans over the age of 25 have #osteoarthritis, a disease that causes cartilage to deteriorate. This leads to pain & stiffness in the joints. See more in the NIAMS Handout on Health: http://1.usa.gov/1uVUc8h
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NIAMS is on site at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons! Look for posters by NIH grantees throughout the day in Hall G of Venetian/Sands EXPO, and be sure to stop by exhibit boot 4963 in Hall C for free NIAMS information for your patients.
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The Clinical Trials and Outcomes Branch is seeking individuals with a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics or a related field to fill a post-doctoral position in the lab of Dr. Michael Ward. More information about the position can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/1GQ30CT
The Clinical Trials and Outcomes Branch of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow. Research in the branch is in the broad areas of health outcomes and health services research. We focus on studies of health outcomes ...
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NIAMS researchers recently identified genetic switches called super-enhancers, which help regulate the human immune system. This finding will inform research into autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Read about the advance in NIH Research Matters: http://1.usa.gov/1bk75p8. 
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Ichthyosis Overview

Ichthyosis causes dry, scaly skin that sometimes resembles fish scales.
It can be inherited or come on later in life. See the NIAMS fact sheet for info
on causes, treatments and research: http://1.usa.gov/17AgOFq

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Potential Treatment Identified for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers at the University of Virginia, funded in part by the NIAMS, have identified a drug that could slow the progression of muscle damage and muscle dysfunction associated with the disease. Read the U.VA. press release here: http://bit.ly/1Oa97Hl.

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NIAMS Deputy Director Dr. Robert Carter is addressing the State of Autoimmune Disease National Summit in Washington, DC this morning. Dr. Carter is speaking about the landscape of autoimmunity research at the National Institutes of Health. Follow @NIH_NIAMS on Twitter for live tweets from Dr. Carter’s remarks.
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NIAMS Director Dr. Steve Katz discusses communicating research results in ways that both scientists and non-scientists can understand and appreciate. Read this and more about NIAMS research advances and other news in the March NIAMS Update:  http://1.usa.gov/1965hOL

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Ana hurt her knee playing soccer. She learned a lot about sports injuries and how they're treated. She also learned how to prevent them from happening again: http://1.usa.gov/17jP9bV. En español: http://1.usa.gov/1w66X6e
Ana's Story. PDF Version of This Document (4.1 MB). Ana's Story. March 2012. This is a story about a young girl named Ana and how she and her family learned about sports injuries and how to treat them. The cover shows an illustration of Ana, one of the entire family at a picnic, ...
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From the Office of NIH History:
“Getting to the heart of the matter.” Dr. Mariana Kaplan wants to know how and why early-onset cardiovascular disease occurs in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, conditions that primarily affect women. The goal of her research is to translate this knowledge into help for patients. On the left is Dr. Carolyne Smith. Read an interview with Dr. Kaplan at http://1.usa.gov/1L7GbeV. Learn more about Dr. Kaplan’s work at http://1.usa.gov/1GHWf6h
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What: Free research-based skin resources from the NIH for pick-up or order (like the
ones pictured below!).

Where & When: Booth 7539 at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. today or order online anytime by visiting: http://1.usa.gov/1dmbkLa

Stop by and say hello!

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The current issue of _The Rheumatologist_ profiles the NIAMS’ Intramural Research Program. Its leadership in research and in mentoring is discussed in the article titled “NIAMS’ Intramural Research Programs Foster Spirit of Discovery.” Read it here: http://bit.ly/1x0Ywt0.
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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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