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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 male and female participants who smoke and do not smoke tobacco products for voice study.

Posted: Oct 13, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Oct 13, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are researching 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: Oct 13, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

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

Posted: Oct 10, 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 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.

Participants sought for a study looking at the relationship between iron status, cognition and brain physiology in women

Posted: Oct 06, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Study Length: 16 Weeks

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

Brain study for individuals aged 60-85

Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 60 - 85 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

We are currently recruiting participants aged 60-85 to take part in a study that measures brain activity associated with various cognitive processes.

Researchers seek Mandarin native speakers for study about second language English

Posted: Sep 24, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 90 Minutes

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a set of language experiments being conducted by Dr. Carrie Jackson for research purposes at Pennsylvania State University. In order to be eligible to participate in this study you must be 18-50 years old, a native speaker of Mandarin and a proficient second language speaker of English.

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

Parent and Child (4-6y/o) Volunteers Sought for Study about Fun, Educational Toys!

Posted: Sep 15, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 6 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

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. We are interested in what you and your child think about educational toys and how you use them.

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.

Researchers seek healthy post-menopausal women for blood pressure study

Posted: Sep 11, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 60 - 80 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Hours

Blood pressure regulation study

Researchers seek men and women 40-75yrs who are on HCTZ or Lisinopril for high blood pressure.

Posted: Sep 08, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 12 Hours

3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required

Volunteers Needed For Nutrition Study

Posted: Sep 05, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Weeks

The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for lean and overweight female volunteers between the ages of 20 - 65 to participate in a human research study. The study involves having lunch on one day a week for 4 weeks and a questionnaire visit during a fifth week. All study visits will take place in our lab in Henderson Building. In addition to the free meals, there will be monetary compensation of up to $90. To hear more, please call Christine @ 863-8482.

Volunteers needed for smoking study

Posted: Sep 04, 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.

Researchers seek participants for fMRI study

Posted: Sep 04, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 90 Minutes
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