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Researchers seek women ages 30-40 for intense exercise study

Posted: Dec 10, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 30 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism.

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on hormones and bone health

Posted: Dec 08, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Study Length: 4 Months

Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on the production of hormones essential for growth and the maintenance of bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition, hormone levels, and aerobic fitness, and will also be given the option to take hormonal contraceptives during the study.

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on bone health

Posted: Dec 08, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Study Length: 12 Months

Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition and bone density, hormone levels, and physical fitness, and will take hormonal contraceptives during the study.

Volunteers Needed - Genetic, Dietary and Environmental Influences on Vitamin D Metabolism

Posted: Dec 05, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Nov 14, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are different rates of vitamin D metabolism according to genetic ancestry, and genetic differences in vitamin D metabolizing enzymes, the vitamin D receptor, vitamin D binding protein, and vitamin D response elements known to influence expression of vitamin D metabolizing enzymes.

Volunteers needed for smoking study

Posted: Dec 03, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

Healthy daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.

Study seeking research volunteers with and without ADHD

Posted: Nov 21, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

The goal of our research is to examine motor function & cognition in adults with and without ADHD. We are seeking male and female volunteers for our research.

Researchers seek MALE AND FEMALE PARTICIPANTS WHO SMOKE tobacco products for voice study.

Posted: Nov 19, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Oct 13, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are in need of both MALE AND FEMALE PARTICIPANTS WHO SMOKE so that we may research the reliability of computerized measures of the human voice for individuals who do not smoke and individuals who do smoke tobacco products.

Free-living study on soy protein's effects on cardiovascular disease

Posted: Nov 17, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Would you like to help design an app for civic engagement?

Posted: Nov 10, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 110 Years  •  Study Length: 15 Minutes

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology is looking for volunteers to complete the following survey that will help with our design of an app for civic engagement, every response (and share) helps! Follow this link to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/communityanimatorapp

Researchers seek men and women ages 40-75 with high blood pressure

Posted: Nov 04, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 17 Hours

2-6 visits to Noll Laboratory are required spaced out over 3-4 months

Researchers seek healthy 7-10 year old children for a fun food study!

Posted: Nov 04, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 10 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 06, 2013 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!

Researchers seeking parents and 4-24M old infants

Posted: Oct 30, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 24 Months  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

The Cognition, Affect and Temperament Lab is recruiting 4-24 month olds for a study about visual attention and behavior.

Researchers seek men and women ages 55-75 for Dairy study

Posted: Oct 24, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 55 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Months

This study is investigating the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure. This is NOT a controlled feeding study.

The effects of rewards on cognition in smokers

Posted: Oct 17, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 10 Hours

We are looking for individuals who smoke cigarettes daily to participate in a study on how reward affects behavior.

Researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in a study of bilingual language processing.

Posted: Oct 14, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Oct 14, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 80 Minutes

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for native English speakers who are also fluent in Spanish. In this study, you will be asked to complete a few simple and fun tasks on the computer.

Researchers seek men and women ages 20-60 with psoriasis.

Posted: Oct 09, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 20 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

Purpose of the study: To investigate the common underlying mechanisms between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease.

Seeking Parents for online surveys

Posted: Oct 08, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Study Length: 8 Months

Seeking couples with a young child (under age 5) who would be willing to complete online surveys.

Healthy men 30-65yrs old needed for Spice Study

Posted: Oct 02, 2014
Gender: Male  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Weeks

The study involves two full testing days at the on-campus clinic during which participants will consume a coconut chicken curry meal on each day and be monitored in the clinic for the next 8 hours. Visits must be separated by at least 1 week. Participants will have their own clinic room for the day where they can read, work on their laptop or watch the in-room cable TV. Blood draws and other tests will be performed periodically throughout the study day. In addition to the meals, results of blood test will be provided at no-cost and there will be monetary compensation of up to $200. To hear more, please email SPICESTUDY@psu.edu or call 814-863-0926

Participants sought for a diet study looking at the health benefits of dietary oils

Posted: Sep 23, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 26 Weeks

Researchers seek volunteers for study of health benefits of walnuts

Posted: Sep 14, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Sep 14, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 24 Weeks

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 $300. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call toll free 1 866-PSU-DIET (1-866-778-3438) or email psudiet@gmail.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.

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