The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. The mission of NIAAA is to “conduct research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol- related problems to reduce the enormous health, social, and economic consequences of this disease.”
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- NIAID (Nat'l Inst of Allergy and Infectious Dis.)
One of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mission of the NIAID is “to support and conduct research and research training (that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of human lives.” Immunology figures into this statement presumably because it is the common […]
Stands for National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. NIAMS’s mission is “conduct and support a broad spectrum of research on normal structure and function of bones, muscles, and skin, as well as the numerous and disparate diseases that affect these tissues. NIAMS […]
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of the US National Institutes of Health. NICHD is in a sense the NIH for kids in that it is concerned with child health. The mission of the NICHD is, in formal terms, to support and conduct “research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical […]
A silver-white metallic element. Long-term exposure to nickel, such as from jewelry, can cause a form of contact dermatitis called nickel dermatitis. Exposure to nickel fumes can cause nasal cancer and lung cancer.