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Pulmonary Sarcoidosis?

Call NIH at 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010) for a study comparing a medication called pentoxifylline and a placebo (sugar pill). Must be on standard steroid treatment.

Healthy Families Needed

NIAAA is seeking parents and their healthy adolescent children, ages 12-17, to participate in a study involving an interview and a brain scan. No medication is involved. Compensation is provided. Call 594-9950 for information.

Perception Study Needs Volunteers

The Uniformed Services University department of medical and clinical psychology needs healthy male and female volunteers, ages 18-80, to participate in a 2-hour study of perception. Payment is $30. Call (301) 295-9679 to volunteer.

Metabolism Study Recruits

Nonsmoking, pre-menopausal female volunteers without major medical problems (normal weight and overweight, ages 18 and older) are sought for a study on eating and metabolism. Participation requires: keeping a 1-week eating diary and 2 visits (a total of 4-6 hours) including a sub-maximal exercise test, assessment of body composition and metabolic rate. Participants will receive $50, a group lecture on eating and weight management, and feedback on their food-intake, body composition and metabolic rate. For more information call Teresa Hughes at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, (301) 295-1498.

Blood Samples Needed

An NIH study is recruiting healthy African-American, Taiwanese and Japanese adults to donate 1 teaspoon of blood. The samples will be used to test for a platelet membrane glycoprotein (CD36) that is absent from the platelets of a small percentage of individuals from these populations. To be eligible you must be 18 years of age or older. Compensation will be provided. Those interested should contact D.J. McCloskey, 496-5150.

Have Panic Disorder?

NIMH is seeking medically healthy volunteers ages 18-50 who suffer from panic disorder to participate in research studies that include free evaluations and brain imaging (compensation provided) and/or medication treatment. Participants should not be taking any psychiatric medications currently. Call 496-5645 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Volunteers Needed

An NIH study is seeking individuals currently taking an anti-depressant (Wellbutrin). Four tablespoons of blood will be taken for evaluation. Compensation is provided. Call Donna Jo McCloskey for more information and to schedule an appointment, 496-5150.

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