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NYU School of Medicine Center for Brain Health

Researchers from NYU School of Medicine are conducting a study to find out how the regulation of glucose in your blood (how your body handles sugar) may affect your memory and brain. Candidates for this study should be between the ages of 14-19 and should not have an active medical (other than non-insulin dependent diabetes), neurological, or emotional (psychiatric) condition for which they are taking medication.

Details of your participation, time & requirements

Participation will involve 2 visits. On the first visit, which will take approx. 3.5 hours, we will ask you to come in fasting (having had nothing to eat for at least 10 hours) so that we can get a blood sample. During this visit we will also give you some questionnaires to fill out and do some paper & pencil tests that are intended to measure your memory, your intelligence, and your ability to concentrate and solve problems. These are not tests like you take in school and there are no right or wrong answers. We will compensate you with $20 for this part of the study.

The second visit will take approximately 3.5 hours and will involve some more paper & pencil tests. This visit will also entail having an MRI scan of the brain at NYU Medical Center. During this visit you will need to lie very still in an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine while we take a series of pictures of your brain. The MRI doesn’t involve any needles, and unlike x-rays, does not involve any radiation. However you will need to remove all metal from your person (like your jewelry) because the machine uses a very powerful magnet. You will be compensated an additional $80 for this part of the study.

For more information, contact:

Alyssa Arentoft
Research Coordinator
Phone: 212-263-3478

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Last Updated: Friday November 24, 2006 14:29:44
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