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Vol. LXII, No. 9
April 30, 2010

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The phone numbers for more information about the studies below are 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) unless otherwise noted.

Dietary Carbs vs. Fat – Overweight

NIH is looking for overweight, healthy adults, 18 to 45 years old, to volunteer in a clinical research study. If you are interested in learning about how dietary carbohydrates versus fat affect metabolism and how the brain perceives food, call us. The study includes two inpatient visits of up to 13 days followed by a 12-week lifestyle modification program including weight loss counseling, prescribed diet and exercise program. Refer to study 09-DK-0081. Compensation is provided.

Dietary Carbs vs. Fat – Normal Weight

NIDDK is looking for healthy adults of normal weight, 18 to 45 years old, to volunteer for a study looking at the brain’s perception of food through brain imaging. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 09-DK-0081.

Januvia Study

Volunteers are needed for a study examining the immune function in healthy volunteers given short-term treatment of sitagliptin. Investigators wish to determine if and how sitagliptin alters immune function. If you are 18 years or older and healthy, consider participating in this study. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 09-DK-0055.

Epilepsy Study

Do you suffer from seizures? Consider participating in an NIH research study evaluating and treating people with epilepsy. Individuals will undergo standard diagnostic procedures used to determine the type of seizures, causes and whether standard drug treatment can help them. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Refer to study 01-N-0139.

Dry Eyes Study

Do you have dry eyes? If your eye doctor has diagnosed you with ocular surface disease, commonly known as dry eye, and you are 18 years or older, you may be eligible to participate in a study with the National Eye Institute. This study will compare visual function when reading computerized versions of eye questionnaires on the web and when completing paper versions of eye questionnaires. Participants will be required to travel to NIH for an outpatient visit lasting approximately 2 hours and will receive an eye examination. Refer to study 08-EI-0135.

Macular Degeneration Study

We are seeking patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Lucentis for treatment of this ailment. The National Eye Institute is looking for volunteers 50 and older with the ailment to participate in a study exploring the different responses to Lucentis. Participants will be required to travel to NIH on an outpatient basis for the initial evaluation and subsequent monthly examinations. Refer to study 08-EI-0103.

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