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February 8, 2019
Vol. LXXI, No. 3

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Volunteers
VRC Needs Healthy Volunteers

Vaccine Research Center researchers seek healthy volunteers, 18-50 years old, for a study evaluating an investigational vaccine that targets HIV. Compensation is provided. There is no risk of infection. To learn how to participate, call 1-866-833-5433, email vaccines@nih.gov or visit http://bit.ly/VRC-018.

NHLBI Study Recruits Volunteers

NHLBI invites volunteers ages 18-80 of African descent with or without sickle cell trait and patients with sickle cell disease to participate in a one-time visit research study. Volunteers will provide blood samples that will be used to look for a link between the PKLR gene and pyruvate kinase protein. The PKLR gene is active in the liver and in red blood cells and helps to create protein called pyruvate kinase that is essential in normal functioning of red blood cells. Compensation is provided. For more information about study 18-H-0146, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit https://go.usa.gov/xP8Hx.

Healthy Volunteers Sought

Healthy volunteers at least 18 years old with no history of cardiovascular disease are needed to participate in a research study with NHLBI. Researchers are interested in understanding the effects of diets enriched with palmitoleic acid (omega-7) on decreasing cardiovascular risk and effects on metabolism. All study-related medica­tions, tests or procedures are at no cost. Receive compensation for your participation at the end of the completed study. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit https://go.usa.gov/xQq2p. Refer to study 18-H-0019.

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