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Vol. LVII, No. 25
December 16, 2005

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Healthy Adults Sought
Healthy adults 18-50 years old are needed to participate in the study of an investigational West Nile Virus vaccine. Financial compensation is provided. The study is being conducted by the Vaccine Research Center. Refer to study 05-I-0126. To volunteer, or for more information, call 1-866-833-LIFE (toll-free) or TTY 1-866-411-1010.

Volunteers Needed 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 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 04-CH-0283.

Healthy African Americans, Africans
Healthy African Americans and Africans with low white blood count needed. You can help researchers at NIH understand why individuals with low white blood count remain healthy. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 03-DK-0168. Compensation is available.

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).

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.

Jet Lag Study Recruits
NIH researchers are 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. Time involved will include one screening visit and blood work and one follow-up visit. Healthy adults, ages 18-65 call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 05-CH-0037.