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Healthy Males Needed for Studies

NIAAA is seeking healthy males, ages 40-59, to participate in cognitive/psychological studies. No medication is involved. Call 594-9950. Compensation is provided.

Have 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.

Study Needs Late-Day Eaters

Overweight, pre-menopausal (ages 18-35), non-smoking women who regularly skip breakfast and lunch are sought for a study on eating and metabolism. Call Teresa at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, (301) 295-1498.

Have Turner's Syndrome (TS)?

If TS is affecting you or someone you know, call 1-800-411-1222 for information on two important studies. There is no cost for study participation, related tests and medications.

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 or older. Compensation will be provided. Those interested should contact D.J. McCloskey, 496-5150.

Healthy Women Needed for Study

NICHD is seeking Hispanic or Caucasian women, ages 18-32, to participate in a research study comparing bone density. You may be eligible if you have no medical conditions, or an irregular menstrual cycle, are not pregnant, nursing or planning pregnancy over the next 3 years, do not use oral contraceptives or prescribed medications, smoke fewer than 2 cigarettes per day and drink fewer than 2 alcoholic drinks per day. Participation involves four visits over a 3-year period, blood test, bone density test, urine tests and cognitive testing. Compensation is provided. Call 435-7926 for more information.

Female Vols Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy female volunteers ages 40-50 to participate in longitudinal studies of the perimenopause. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles and be medication free. Periodic hormonal evaluations, symptom rating completion and occasional interviews will be performed. Subjects will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Weight Management Study

The Uniformed Services University is looking for otherwise healthy, overweight women between the ages of 18-60 who are not pregnant or nursing to participate in an ongoing study examining the impact of different diets on taste perception. Applicants should not smoke, have allergies to milk or pudding, or have problems with thyroid, kidney, heart disease, diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension. Program and materials provided at no cost. If interested, call (301) 295-9666.

Healthy Women Needed

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is seeking healthy women ages 18-55, or 60 and older to participate in an ovarian function study involving five brief outpatient visits. Blood draws, ultrasound and an injection of a natural body hormone are involved. You may be eligible if you do not smoke or take any drugs including birth control. A past pregnancy is necessary. Compensation is provided. Call 594-3839.

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.


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