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Vol. LVII, No. 20
October 7, 2005
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Clinical Studies Recruit
NIH invites you to participate in a clinical study examining the causes and signs and symptoms of myositis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, a muscle disorder. Study treatment may be available. Individuals at least 16 years of age with these diseases are asked to call 1-866-999-1116, or TTY 1-866-411-1010, for information. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Refer to study 91-AR-0196.

Study of Ovarian Function
NIH invites you to participate in a clinical study to learn more about ovarian function. Information obtained from this study will be used to develop a test that will enable physicians to uncover various kinds of ovarian dysfunction early in a woman's life. Women between the ages of 18 and 25 are asked to call 1-800-411-1222 or TTY 1-866-411-1010, for information. Study-related tests or treatment are provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated. Refer to study 00-CH-0189.

Parkinson's Disease Study
You may qualify for this study if you are 30 to 80 years of age and are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. No charge for study-related tests or treatments. Travel assistance is available. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 04-N-0225.

Healthy Women Needed
The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of menstrual cycle hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Are You Nearing the Perimenopause?
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 ratings and occasional interviews will be performed. Subjects will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Healthy Volunteers Needed
Platelets are blood cells that help to stop bleeding. People with abnormal or missing platelet sacs tend to bleed longer than other people. NIH doctors are conducting a study to examine how platelet sacs are formed and what happens to cause bleeding disorders. Study results may contribute to the medical care, treatment and prevention of problems associated with this disorder. If you have been diagnosed with abnormal platelets, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 04-HG-0226.