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National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) works to establish a scientific basis for the care of patients during illness and recovery, to discover ways to reduce risks for disease, and to promote an overall healthy lifestyle. NINR researchers study the onset of symptoms of disease and research methods of reducing the pain of those experiencing symptoms of disease. NINR researchers study ways to delay the onset of diseases and/or to slow down the progression, and they seek to improve the clinical healthcare settings where nurses provide care. NINR is one of the 27 National Institutes of Health (NIH) established by Congress; it was formed in 1985 ...