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Vol. LXV, No. 1
January 4, 2013

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Have a Family History of Alcohol Addiction?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is seeking men and women ages 21-30 with a family member (parent or sibling) with a history of alcohol addiction. Our study seeks to identify genes that are related to the response to alcohol in humans (study 11-AA-0180). Volunteers should be healthy and drug-free. Qualified participants will be reimbursed for their participation. The study involves a screening visit and two outpatient visits at the Clinical Center. For more details and to participate, call (301) 435-9397 or email

Asthma Research Volunteers

Individuals 18 years or older with asthma are sought to participate in a 1- to 2-day research study in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch at the National Institutes of Health. A thorough medical evaluation and monetary compensation will be provided. If interested, call (301) 402-1553.

Overweight Volunteers Needed

NICHD is looking for men and women ages 35-70 who are overweight and have abnormal glucose levels. After an initial screening visit for general health assessment, participants will undergo treatment with a cortisol-blocking medication (mifepristone) or a non-active pill (placebo) for 7 days. Each participant will take both study agents with a gap of 6 to 8 weeks between the two. Testing before and after treatment with the study medications will include blood drawing over 24 hours, urine collection, an oral and an intravenous glucose tolerance test and 1- to 2-day overnight inpatient stay. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 11-CH-0208.

Have Disorders of Digestive Tract?

If you have disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, or bowel, or think you may have one, you may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the causes of these diseases. All study-related tests and procedures will be provided at no cost. Results will be shared with your physician. Participants must be 18 or older. For more information on study 12-DK-0154 call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit Se habla español.

Midlife & Menopause Research Studies Seek Healthy Volunteers

Healthy women ages 40-60 are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576 and refer to study 88-M-0131.

Postpartum Depression Research Studies

Women ages 18-50 who had PPD in the past are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 95-M-0097.

PANDAS Research Study for Children

The National Institute of Mental Health and Yale Child Study Center are jointly conducting a research study of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for 4- to 12-year-old children with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS). Children who, after a strep (streptococcal) infection, have suddenly and rapidly developed obsessive-compulsive symptoms for the first time or after a period without symptoms, are eligible. Call Rachel Kuschner at Yale (203) 737-5588 or Lorraine Lougee at NIH (301) 435-6652 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Email or

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