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Vol, LVII, No. 7
April 8, 2005
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Volunteers Needed for Jet Lag Study
NICHD is looking for travelers going east 6-8 time zones to study the effects of replacing hormones disrupted by jet travel. Participants will take a study medication (hydrocortisone, melatonin or placebo), fill out questionnaires and obtain salivary samples. Travel stay of 4-10 days at destination required. Healthy men and women, between ages 18-65 are encouraged to call 1-800-411-1222. Compensation provided for a completed study.

Metabolic Study for African-Americans
Healthy volunteers are needed for a study that is investigating the relationship of obesity to resting energy expenditure (REE) and fatty acid flux in healthy African Americans, ages 18 to 49 years. The study involves a 2-week period (excluding weekends) of outpatient visits to the Clinical Center for breakfast, weight measurement and to pick up meals. All meals will be provided during the study. Participation involves blood draws and metabolic testing. The last 2 days will require a 2-night inpatient stay. Compensation provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information. Refer to protocol 04-DK-0061.

Participants Sought for Anthrax Vaccine Study
NICHD is seeking healthy men and women, ages 18-30, to participate in an investigational anthrax vaccine study conducted at NIH. Medical tests will determine eligibility. Compensation provided. Call (301) 496-5582.

Heart Disease Risk Factors Study for African Americans
Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors in healthy, non-diabetic African American men and pre-menopausal women between the ages of 18-50. Specifically, the study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride concentration and the triglyceride-related risk factors of unhealthy cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein), good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) and body fat distribution. There will be a series of four outpatient visits to the Clinical Center, in which participants will have body fat analyses, an electrocardiogram, blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral glucose tolerance test and an intravenous glucose tolerance test. Compensation provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information. Refer to protocol 99-DK-0002.

ARVC Study Is Recruiting
An NIH study of ARVC — arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia — is inviting participants. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Cancer Survivors, Controls Needed
A study needs volunteers who have been diagnosed and treated for brain or breast cancer, are between the ages of 20 and 70, and were working full time for at least one year prior to diagnosis. We also need healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with cancer and have no chronic life threatening illness, are between the ages of 20 and 70 and who have been working full time for at least the past year. You will be asked to complete a 1-hour questionnaire online with questions related to work and health. Participants will be compensated and receive a free Livestrong yellow wrist band. If interested, go to http://cim01.usuhs.mil/mps/jhansen/Inclusion.tp4 and enter any username and password you wish. Research is conducted by the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and American University.

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