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Vol. LXII, No. 10
May 14, 2010
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Volunteers

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.

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.

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.

Diet Induced Obesity

Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the reasons why some individuals maintain their weight. The study looks at the response to different diets in relation to metabolism. Consider participating in this study if you are 30-50 years of age, have a body mass index between 18.5-23.0, and have a stable weight (less than 2 percent change in the last 6 months). All studyrelated tests and meals are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 09-DK-0238.

Study of Neck Pain

Are you a healthy individual with neck pain for 3 months or less? If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, you may be able to participate in a neck pain study and receive a comprehensive cervical musculoskeletal examination. Healthy volunteers are also needed. Email NeckPainStudy@gmail.com or call (301) 451-7514. Refer to study 02-CC-0245.

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