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Study of Genes, Aging and Cognition

Healthy volunteers, over the age of 55, are needed to study the genetics of aging and cognition. Participation requires a blood draw and non-invasive clinical, neurological and cognitive testing procedures. No overnight stays. No medication trials. Compensation provided. Call Bobby Das at (301) 435-4593 or email Refer to protocol # 00-M-0085.

Study of Uterine Fibroids

Call NIH at 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for information on a study using a new medication for 3 months before hysterectomy. Study-related treatment provided at no cost. Compensation is provided.

Asian/Chinese Volunteers Needed

The department of transfusion medicine (Blood Bank) at the Clinical Center seeks healthy volunteers (male and female) 18 years of age and older to participate in a research apheresis study that assesses the influence of ethnic background on immune response. Volunteers are needed who were born in China, including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore or first generation offspring of parents who were born in these countries. Two visits are required and compensation is available. Call Rose Werden, (301) 402-0757, Mon.-Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Muscular Leg Pain?

If it is caused by blocked arteries and it occurs with activity but improves with rest call NIH at 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for more information on a new study.

Web Users Needed

NLM is looking for researchers and clinicians to volunteer for an hour of usability testing of NLM's retrieval systems (e.g., PubMed). No experience is necessary. Testers will receive a small thank-you gift. For more information call (301) 496-7716 or email

NIAID Needs HIV+ Volunteers

HIV-positive volunteers are needed for a phase I/II clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of a new interleukin-2 (IL-2) analogue called BAY 50-4798. This study will test whether BAY 50-4798 causes immunologic changes similar to conventional IL-2 but with milder side effects. Patients must be on HIV medications, have a viral load less than 10,000, CD4 count of at least 200, and not have had prior IL-2 therapy. Travel assistance may be provided. Call Jocelyn Voell, (301) 435-7913.

Healthy Volunteers Needed

NIAID seeks healthy male and female volunteers ages 18-40 years for a research study to determine whether lopinavir/ritonavir (anti-viral medication) has direct effects on how the lining of the arteries function before and after receiving 4 weeks of therapy. In order to participate, you must be a non-smoker in good health, not be HIV-infected and not be taking any chronic medications. Participants will be compensated. Call Jocelyn Voell, (301) 435-7913.

HIV+ Volunteers Needed

HIV+ volunteers with CD4 T cells greater than 500 cells/mm3 and viral loads less than 50 copies/mL are needed for a treatment-interruption study. Participants may be eligible for this study if they have never received IL-2, have never had a CD4+ count under 200 cells/mm3, do not have any significant medical problems, and are willing to halt their antiretroviral medications with close supervision. Travel assistance may be provided. Call Rosanne Burke, (301) 435-7937.

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Doctors at NIH are conducting a study that examines the tongue. Call 1-800-411-1222, TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 01-CC-0044. Compensation is provided.

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