Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-35. The study's duration is 6 weeks and will include physical activity and healthy eating. Weekly measures of weight, thoughts and behaviors will be completed.
The Cognitive and Social Development lab at Penn State is recruiting children age 4, 5, and 6-years-old to voluntarily participate with a parent in a study about educational toys.
Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of soy protein on cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!
This study is investigating the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure. This is NOT a controlled feeding study.
3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required
This study investigates how language is processed by people who know two languages. We seek participants who know Spanish as a native language and who learned English as a second language. Specifically, we seek habitual codeswitchers, people who switch between Spanish and English within the course of a conversation on a daily basis.
Female volunteers are needed for a research study investigating estimated bone strength.
Women are being recruited who have had a female friendship that was as emotionally intense as a romantic relationship.
The BioQUAL lab seeks parents of children with asthma ages 3-18 years old to participate in the AsThMA (online) Survey Study. The study aims to understand the needs of parents of children with asthma and their preferences. Participation will take approximately 20 minutes, responses are anonymous and the survey is completed entirely online. Each person who participates will be entered into a raffle for a cash prize of $50 (5 prizes) and $100 (3 prizes) for completing the survey.
Blood pressure regulation study
This study examines the way attention over time may be linked to social behavior and brain processes. Children ages 9 to 12 with a variety of temperaments will be included in the study to observe different patterns of social behavior.
The Murray-Kolb lab is seeking 100 female participants for a study examining relations between iron status, fitness, and cognitive function. Participation will take approximately 2 hours and you will be compensated $40.
The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently recruiting typically developing children to take part in a study on face processing.
Male participants are being sought for a study examining the role of omega-3 fatty acids in reducing the inflammatory response to a non-living bacterial agent. The Pronova Study is looking for healthy, non-smoking, normal weight males aged 20-45 years with no history of diabetes or heart disease. Subjects should not be taking anti-inflammatory medications, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, or consume 2 or more servings of high omega-3 fish per week. Participants will be required to consume capsules daily for two 8 week periods and have a 10 hour stay at the CRC at the end of each period. The total duration of the study is 24 or more weeks. If you fit these criteria and would like to participate in this study, please call 1-814-863-8622 or email PronovaStudy@gmail.com. Mention the Pronova Study and leave your name and a contact number. Subjects will receive blood test results and compensation of $300. This study is being conducted by Dr. Ann Skulas-Ray, Dr. Gordon Jensen, and Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton at Penn State University.
Researchers seek Korean-English/Chinese-English bilingual children at 8-12 yrs for the Cognitive and Language Learning Study
We are recruiting Korean-English/Chinese-English bilingual children both with and without a history of language learning difficulties. (1) Hearing, language, cognitive, and motor tests will be provided. (2) Parents will be asked to provide information about their child’s educational and medical history. (3) Results of the testing will be available free of charge. (4) Scheduling is flexible.
Researchers seek overweight individuals for study investigating the health benefits of chocolate and almonds
This is a clinical research study testing the effects of four diets, containing either almonds, dark chocolate, dark chocolate + almonds, or no chocolate or almonds, on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Specifically, this study will assess changes in blood pressure, the levels of fat in your blood, the health of your blood vessels, and your inflammatory status in response to the different diets.
The Smoking Research Lab at Penn State University is currently recruiting cigarette smokers to participate in a paid research study. Earn up to $50 for completing the study.