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Vol. LXV, No. 3
February 1, 2013

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ADHD Genetics Study

Doctors at NIH are conducting a nationwide study to identify specific genes that contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participating families must have at least two children, and at least one with ADHD (between the ages of 7 and 17). No travel is required for this study; all information will be collected over the telephone and through the mail. Participants will receive study-related tests at no cost. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Your participation may help doctors develop a new treatment for ADHD.

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.

Volunteers Needed for Energy Expenditure Study

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is conducting a study to learn more about the relationship between energy expenditure, brown fat, environmental temperature and body temperature. If you are a healthy African-American or Caucasian male, age 18-35, lean or obese, consider participating. All study-related tests are provided at no cost. Compensation will be provided. For more information call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Se habla espaņol. Refer to study 12-DK-0097.

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. The 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