Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism.
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 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.
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.
Healthy daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.
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.
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.
2-6 visits to Noll Laboratory are required spaced out over 3-4 months
Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!
The Cognition, Affect and Temperament Lab is recruiting 4-24 month olds for a study about visual attention and behavior.
This study is investigating the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure. This is NOT a controlled feeding study.
We are looking for individuals who smoke cigarettes daily to participate in a study on how reward affects behavior.
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.
Purpose of the study: To investigate the common underlying mechanisms between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease.
Seeking couples with a young child (under age 5) who would be willing to complete online surveys.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Blood pressure regulation study