Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Do you get muscle cramps? This research project may interest you. Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of consuming particular spices upon exercise-induced muscle cramps.
This study will look at how well a nitrate-rich dietary supplement (beetroot juice) lowers resting blood pressure as well as blood pressure responses to physical stress, including exercise, in postmenopausal women.
Researchers seek volunteers for studying the benefits of urban public spaces! Compensation available!
The Child Study Center is looking for new Nittany Lion Inner Space Science Club members to help us learn about what happens inside kids' brains when they hear people speaking!
Volunteer participants are needed for a research study investigating blood pressure responses to stress.
We are studying the effects of preeclampsia on blood vessel function.
Nurses and psychologists from the Penn State College of Nursing are conducting a study about memory in later life.
Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5? Do you speak English at home? If so, the Language Acquisition Lab at Penn State invites you and your child to participate in our research!
In this study, you will be asked to complete a few language tasks. The study will last approximately 60 minutes. You will be paid $5 per half hour of your time, a maximum of $10
This research is being done to find out how the brain processes abstract and concrete words. It involves completing a quick screening followed by an EEG session, as well as an fMRI session. In each imaging session you will be asked to complete a simple language task.
Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of walnuts on cardiovascular disease risk factors. We are seeking participants 30 - 65 years of age with a BMI of 26-40 kg/m2. Subjects must be healthy, non-smoking, not allergic to any nuts, and not taking medications for high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, or inflammatory conditions. Participants will be provided with all food and drinks for 20 weeks. There will be one 2-week run-in diet and three 6-week feeding periods with two 2-week compliance breaks in between, for a total time commitment of 24 weeks. At the completion of the study participants will receive lab results and compensation of $450. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call toll free 1 866-PSU-DIET (1-866-778-3438) or email email@example.com, mention the Walnut Study, and leave your name and a contact number. This study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, at Penn State University.
We are looking for healthy adults between age 60 and 80 years of age interested in participating in research that investigates how aging affects language and the brain.
Participate in this brief study (less than 1.5 hours) which will help the researchers compare tongue movement of speakers with motor speech disorders to healthy speakers.
We are looking for female volunteers for a research study investigating the effects of oral and non-oral contraceptives on the production of hormones essential for growth and the maintenance of bone health.
The purpose of this research study is to assess the links between personality, daily positive and negative events, sleep quality, and cardiometabolic markers in daily life. We hope to use the results of this study to inform interventions to improve daily mood and sleep quality.
This study will examine why some adults report learning new languages with ease while others struggle to learn another language. Participants will perform some categorization tasks, read sentences in English and Spanish while their brain activity is recorded using EEGs, and will learn some vocabulary in a new language (Finnish). The study will take place over the course of 5 sessions.
The Smoking & Health Behavior Research Laboratory at Penn State is currently seeking healthy regular electronic nicotine device users to participate in a research study evaluating responses to electronic waterpipe/hookah use. This is not a quit smoking study.
We are looking for healthy adults between 60 and 85 years of age interested in participating in research that investigates how our brain perceives, processes, and remembers information.