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Vol. LVIII, No. 16
August 11, 2006

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Healthy Children Needed
Healthy child volunteers (ages 8-12) are needed for a brain-imaging study of attention. This study consists of two visits. All procedures are non-invasive; no blood draws will be performed. Compensation is provided for each visit. For more information call Meryl Wagman at (301) 402-3893.

Don't Sleep Enough?
We are in need of men and women ages 22-50 with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-50 who sleep 6 hours or less on average to participate in a new research study at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (refer to study 06-DK-0036). You will receive free medical and sleep evaluations and compensation will be provided. If you want to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between sleep and body weight and have the time to participate in approximately 7 short visits within 1 year, call 1-800-411-1222 or visit for more information.

Healthy Adults Sought
Healthy adults 18-65 years old are needed to participate in the study of an investigational West Nile virus vaccine. Volunteers will have medical examinations and blood tests to see if they are eligible for the studies. Financial compensation is provided. The study is being conducted by the Vaccine Research Center. To volunteer, or for more information, call 1-866-833-LIFE (toll-free) or TTY 1-866-411-1010.

Study of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Doctors at NIH invite you to participate in a study that seeks to identify the genes that may affect the severity of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Men and Women Needed
Men and women ages 55-65 are needed to participate in a study of alcohol metabolism and responses. Study participation includes one 3-hour screening visit and two 8-hour study visits. Participants must be social drinkers in good health. Compensation will be provided for time and participation. If interested contact Shilpa at (301) 451-0308 or email

Sickle Cell Study
Are you 18 years or older and do you have sickle cell? Participate in an NIH study. Doctors will examine blood for factors that may cause or prevent diseases involving red blood cells. Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Men With Osteoarthritis Sought
A study of osteoarthritis is recruiting men ages 30-65. They can take part in NIH study 04-AT-0239 evaluating hormones in men with osteoarthritis pain. Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).