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Funding News - Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for research on temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJMDs).  This announcement is made together with 4 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

TMJMDs are a complex collection of diseases involving one or more tissues of the temporomandibular joint and the face.  Primary symptoms include chronic pain in facial muscles and limited and painful movement of the jaw.  The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate research on discovering the cause(s) and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying chronic, comorbid conditions associated with TMJMDs.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Linda Porter, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-9964; e-mail:  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit