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Vol. LVII, No. 16
August 12, 2005
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Wisdom Teeth Removed for Free
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking volunteers in need of wisdom teeth (third molar) removal to participate in clinical studies evaluating medicines that control postoperative discomfort. Patients will have their wisdom teeth removed at no cost by a board-certified oral surgeon using local anesthesia and sedation. Patients will be required to make several visits to NIH and could be paid for their time if they complete all phases of the study. For more information go to clinicaltrials.gov or to make an appointment to be evaluated, call 301-594-1649.

Lyme Disease Study
Do you think you have Lyme disease? People with active Lyme disease are invited to participate in a study at NIH. Evaluation and treatment provided. For information call (301) 496-8412.

Healthy Volunteers Needed
We are seeking healthy male and female volunteers ages 18-50 for a research study to determine whether herbal supplements (echinacea, gingko or ginseng) alter the metabolism of lopinavir/ritonavir (an anti-viral medication). 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 for their time and inconvenience. For more information, contact Jocelyn Voell, (301) 435-7913 or Liz Formentini, (301) 594-9905.

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 1 year prior to diagnosis. We also need healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with cancer and have no chronic 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.