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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Identical Twin Pairs Needed for Study

The HLA Laboratory is interested in analyzing the differences in the genotype and phenotype of the T-cell receptor repertoire of normal identical twin pairs. This study will provide insight as to the reasons for various T cell responses, given a particular HLA class I haplotype, in relation to genetic and environmental factors. Research subjects (normal healthy identical twin pairs) of any age, race or sex are needed. Each twin pair should be willing to be subjected to a thorough medical history, undergo HLA testing, complete blood count and leukopheresis. Optimally, the subjects should be available for further questioning about their previous and subsequent medical history. Twin donors will be paid for their blood donations. Call 496-8852 to sign up.

Hypertension Study Needs Vols

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, is recruiting patients with high blood pressure for a 3-day outpatient study. Volunteers should not have any other medical problems and should not have a cholesterol higher than 200 mg/dL. Participants will be paid. Call 496-8739.

Postmenopausal Vols Needed

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, needs postmenopausal volunteers for a study comparing different forms of estrogen therapies. Participants must be in good general health and not be taking any medications, hormone replacements or vitamins for 2 months prior to study. Volunteers will be paid. Call 435-4038.

High Cholesterol Study Recruits

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, is recruiting patients with high cholesterol levels (250 mg/dL or higher) who have no other medical problems to be included in a 3-day outpatient study. Participants will be paid. Call 496-8739.

Volunteers Wanted for Medication Study

Healthy volunteers ages 18-35 are needed for a USUHS study of commonly prescribed medications. The study involves multiple visits over a 3-month period. Participants will be paid. Call (301) 295-4009 or (301) 319-8204.

Volunteers Who Have Received Vaccinations Sought

Normal volunteers who have been vaccinated are needed for a study of risk factors for adverse events to vaccines. Enrollment consists of completion of a questionnaire and donation of a blood sample through a local physician. For more information, contact Dr. Ejaz Shamim at FDA, (301) 827-0459; email: shamim@cber.fda.gov.

Have Work-Related Pain?

Do you have work-related pain in your neck, shoulders, arms or hands? Do you work in an office environment, and are you between ages 21-65? If so you may be eligible to participate in a study of a new approach to reduce symptoms and improve function. Study involves six visits to Georgetown University Medical Center and is free. You will also receive up to $100 for participating. If interested, call (202) 687-3076.


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