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Healthy Volunteers Sought

Healthy volunteers at least 18 years old with no history of cardiovascular disease are needed to participate in a research study with NHLBI. Researchers are interested in understanding the effects of diets enriched with palmitoleic acid (omega-7) on decreasing cardiovascular risk and effects on metabolism. All study-related medications, tests or procedures are at no cost. Receive compensation for your participation at the end of the completed study. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit Refer to study 18-H-0019.

Post-Transplant Patients Needed

NHLBI researchers are testing whether a mouth rinse containing topical dexamethasone can be used to prevent oral chronic graft vs. host disease in post-transplant patients. If you are 12 years of age or older and have received a stem cell transplant in the last 60 to 90 days, you may be eligible to participate. Study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Read more at Refer to study 07-H-0005.

NHLBI Study Recruits Volunteers

NHLBI invites volunteers ages 18-80 of African descent with or without sickle cell trait and patients with sickle cell disease to participate in a one-time visit research study. Volunteers will provide blood samples that will be used to look for a link between the PKLR gene and pyruvate kinase protein. The PKLR gene is active in the liver and in red blood cells and helps to create protein called pyruvate kinase that is essential in normal functioning of red blood cells. Compensation is provided. For more information about study 18-H-0146 call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit

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