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Fatigue Study Needs Cancer Survivors

NIH researchers are enrolling cancer survivors to better understand fatigue in people with cancer. Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment, but it is poorly understood. Research has indicated that cancer-related fatigue may be caused by a number of factors, including immune system responses to cancer treatment. To learn more, or to participate, call the Office of Patient Recruitment, 800-411-1222 (800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII) or email Refer to study 11-NR-0014. Read more at

Ocular Symptoms in Patients with Confirmed Covid-19 Infection: A Survey Study

Reports have shown that Covid-19 infection can be associated with eye symptoms. Through an online survey, researchers at the National Eye Institute want to learn more about eye symptoms associated with Covid-19 infection. With this survey, investigators hope to discover how common eye symptoms are in Covid-19 infection and how they relate to other Covid-19-associated symptoms. The survey is expected to take 10 to 20 minutes. You do not need to have had any eye symptoms in order to participate. You may participate if you are at least 18 years of age with a history of a confirmed positive Covid-19 test. Join by visiting or email

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Sought for NHLBI Study

Researchers at NHLBI are now recruiting patients with sickle cell disease to participate in a new clinical trial. This study will evaluate the effects of a natural supplement (Isoquercetin) on the markers reflecting blood-clotting risks in patients with sickle cell disease. To learn more, contact the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment at 866-444-2214 (TTY 800-877-8339) or Refer to study 20-H-0137. Read more at

Healthy Volunteers Needed

NIDDK researchers seek healthy volunteers (18-45 years old) to participate in a study investigating how dopamine affects body weight and eating behavior. Participants must be able to visit the Clinical Center for 5 consecutive days to pick up food and then have a 5-day inpatient stay. For more information, call the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-866-444-2214 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010) or email Read more at Refer to study 18-DK-0132. 

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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