NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Become a Healthy Volunteer

An NIH study is enrolling healthy persons 18-65 who are free of psychiatric disorders and certain medical conditions. Researchers will evaluate the effects of the experimental medication ketamine on brain receptors in healthy and depressed adults. Study includes 1 to 6 weeks of outpatient procedures: screening visit, computer tasks, rating scales, neuropsychological testing, two intravenous infusions, blood draw, brain scans (MEG & fMRI) and may include optional 2-4 overnight stays for a sleep study. The study is conducted at the Clinical Center. There is no cost and compensation is provided. To find out if you qualify, email or call 1-877-MIND-NIH (1-877-646-3644), TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 04-M-0222.

Study Seeks Healthy Older Adults

Healthy older adults ages 55-75 are invited to participate in an outpatient research study investigating the benefits of omega-3 oil and blackcurrant supplements on vascular health. The goal of the study is to determine whether the supplements improve blood flow and blood vessel function that can affect your heart.  Eligible participants must be medication-free and in good general health. The study will be carried out in an outpatient clinic and includes 4 visits over 6 months. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 14-NR-0034.

Liver Disease Patients Needed

An NIDDK research team seeks people with fatty liver disease to participate in a study. Researchers are looking at a breath test to measure how the body breaks down food in people with fatty liver disease. If you have been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or steatohepatitis, you may be interested in participating. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 15-DK-0080.

Volunteers Needed for Energy Study

NIDDK seeks healthy Caucasian men, 55-75 years old, and women 18-35 to participate in a research study. Doctors want to learn how the body burns energy at different temperatures. You will have an 8-day inpatient stay at the Clinical Center. Compensation is provided. For more information, contact the Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 12-DK-0097.

NHGRI Seeks Volunteers

NHGRI researchers seek people with chromosome abnormalities involving the sex chromosomes for a research study. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 12-HG-0181.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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