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NIH Researchers Reveal Link Between Powerful Gene Regulatory Elements and Autoimmune Diseases

Investigators have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell key to regulating the human immune system. The findings open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine to help those with autoimmune disorders.

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NIAMS Requests Information on Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR)

NIAMS is soliciting input from the community that will inform the NIAMS about critical aspects related to the structure and function of future core centers in support of clinical research within its mission. Reply by March 27, 2015.

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Upcoming Webinars for Three P30 Funding Announcements

NIAMS will hold its second pre-application webinar March 2 to introduce three new related Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). To view the webinar, you must pre-register.

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Request for Information (RFI) on the Draft 2015 Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies

In an effort to update the Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies, the NIH and the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee welcome comments on the draft plan. Comments accepted until March 10, 2015.

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Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs

The NIAMS STAR Program promotes innovation and exploration of high-risk ideas by providing supplemental funding to early established investigators (EEIs). Eligible awardees may apply for administrative supplements.

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February is African American History Month

Being African American means you may have an increased risk for certain health conditions, like osteoarthritis or lupus. Take some time and learn what you can do to manage these and other conditions.


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