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 AlcPGstudy@mail.nih.gov.