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Vol. LVIII, No. 8
April 21, 2006

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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
Healthy volunteers, ages 18-44, are wanted to participate in an investigational preventive HIV vaccine study conducted at NIH. Medical tests will determine eligibility. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Stopping Your Estrogen Therapy?
NIMH is investigating whether mood, anxiety and irritability occur when you stop taking your estrogen or estrogen/progesterone combination therapy. Participants should be ages 45-65, have a past history of perimenopausal mood symptoms responsive to estrogen therapy or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

HIV and Hepatitis C Study
HIV and hepatitis C virus patients may consider participating in NIH research study 04-I-0187. Transportation assistance is available. Study-related tests and treatments are at no cost. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Muscular Leg Pain?
If it is caused by blocked arteries and it occurs with activity but improves with rest call NIH at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for more information on a new study.

Healthy African Americans, Africans
Healthy African Americans and Africans are needed for a blood count study. You can help researchers at NIH understand why individuals have different white blood cell counts. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 03-DK-0168. Compensation is available.

Research Malaria Vaccine Study
Doctors at NIH are conducting a study to test the safety of a research malaria vaccine and its ability to generate immunity. Males or non-pregnant females, healthy, between the ages of 18 and 50, and who have never been exposed to malaria may consider participating. All study-related tests and medicines are provided at no cost, and you are compensated. The research vaccine will not infect you with malaria. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 05-I-0133.

Patients with Myositis Needed
Patients with myositis are invited to participate in an NIH research study. Study-related tests are at no cost. Study treatment may be available. Call 1-866-444-2214 or TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 91-AR-0196.

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