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Vol. LVIII, No. 7
April 7, 2006

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Study of Adolescent Brain Development
Mothers or fathers of adolescent children ages 12-17, together with the adolescent son or daughter, are needed as paid volunteers for a brief research study. The first visit is for mental and physical health screening of the adolescent; the second visit is for an MRI scan of the adolescent. The study does not require taking any medications. Call the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at (301) 451-6978.

Siblings, One with Systemic Sclerosis, One Without
Siblings with systemic sclerosis are invited to participate in NIH study 03-E-0099. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Volunteers Needed for Anthrax Vaccine Study
NICHD is seeking healthy volunteers, ages 18-30, to participate in an investigational anthrax vaccine study conducted at NIH. Medical tests will determine eligibility. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 04-CH-0283. Se habla Espanol.

Study Needs Men, Women
Healthy men and women, who are feeling sad, are needed for a study on the effects of exercise and mental challenge on mood and the body's response. Subjects should be 18-80 years old, be in good health and have normal blood pressure. Participants will be compensated for one 4-hour visit at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. For more details, contact Jessica Eng at (301) 295-0019.

Asthma Study Recruits
An asthma study is recruiting children ages 5 to 17. The study will examine the usefulness of a new procedure for evaluating asthma in children. All study-related tests will be provided at no cost. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 04-I-0126.

Breast Cancer Survivors Wanted
A joint study by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and American University is looking for women between the ages of 20 and 70 to participate in an online questionnaire. Wanted are cancer survivors who were diagnosed and treated for primary breast cancer and were working full-time for at least 1 year directly prior to diagnosis. The study will ask questions about current health, past treatments, mood, fatigue, coping style and work. The online questionnaire will be confidential and any identifying information from you (e.g. name, address, etc.) will be kept separately from your responses. The questions should take about an hour to complete. You will receive financial compensation and a Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" wristband in the mail as a thank-you for participation. If you are interested in participating or have questions, go to to see if you are eligible for the study. You may enter any user name or password you wish in order to gain access to the questions.

Study of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
If you have eosinophilic gastroenteritis, consider joining an NIH treatment study. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).