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Study Subjects Sought

Do You Get the Winter Blues?

The NIMH Clinical Psychobiology Branch is seeking men and women ages 18-65 who experience symptoms of winter-related depression to participate in a study of how light therapy affects the brain to reduce symptoms. For more information call 6-0500.

Down Syndrome Study Recruits

Adults with Down syndrome are sought for memory and aging studies conducted by NIA's Laboratory of Neurosciences. Participants must be 18 or older. For more information call 1-800-350-5047 or 6-4754, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours call 6-4273.

Memory Loss Study Needs Subjects

Individuals with mild to moderate memory loss who are suspected to have Alzheimer's disease or who have been diagnosed with the disease are sought by NIA's Laboratory of Neurosciences. For more information, call 1-800-350-5047 or 6-4754, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours call 6-4273.

Postmenopausal Women Needed

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, needs postmenopausal volunteers for an outpatient study comparing estrogen and lipid-lowering therapies. Participants must not be taking any medications, hormone replacements or vitamins or be willing to stop medications for 2 months. Volunteers will be paid. Call Rita Mincemoyer, 6-3666, or Londa Hathaway, 5-4038.

Healthy Volunteers Sought

The NIMH Clinical Psychobiology Branch seeks healthy male and female volunteers ages 18-65 for a study of the effects of light therapy on brain activity. Volunteers must be free of medical and psychological disorders and not taking any medications. Payment is provided. For more information call Kim Katz, 6-0500.

Study Needs Older Women

Pre- and post-menopausal women ages 45-60 are needed for a study evaluating the effect of hormone replacement therapy on drug metabolism. Must be medication-free and a nonsmoker. Volunteers will be paid. Call Jeanne or Cheryl at USUHS, (301) 295-2625.

Looking for Lefties

Is human handedness genetic or cultural? Scientists in the ABL-Basic Research Program based at FCRDC are looking for a gene affecting handedness. Needed are families with one -- and only one -- left-handed parent, and with two -- and preferably only two -- left-handed children 16 or older. If interested, call 1-800-244-4201.

Study Needs Mothers

Argentine-American or Japanese-American mothers with a healthy firstborn infant no older than 5 months are needed for a study of social and cognitive development in infancy. Participation involves two brief visits to mother and baby in the home. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen. For more information call Debby Clay at NICHD, 6-6832.

Postpartum Depression Study

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking volunteer mothers ages 18-40 who either have no psychiatric history of depression or who have had one or more past episodes of postpartum depression following a full-term pregnancy. Participants must be free of medical illnesses and medication-free. Volunteers may be asked to participate in a 6-month protocol investigating the effects of ovarian and stress hormones on brain and behavior in an endocrine model of pregnancy. All volunteers will be paid. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 6-9576.

Injured on the Job?

Do you have a work-related upper extremity problem or injury, i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or repetitive strain injury of the fingers, wrist, elbow or shoulder? USUHS is conducting a study that includes a $30 payment and opportunity to win $500 in a study lottery. Volunteers must be ages 20-60, seen by a physician within the past month and currently working. Call (301) 295-9659.

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