CholKids

CholKids (The Cornell Maternal Choline & Child Cognition Study) is a long-term follow up study exploring the effects of increased maternal choline intake during pregnancy and the early post-partum period on child cognition, temperament, and stress reactivity at age seven.

Nutritional & Metabolic Correlates of Ovarian Morphology in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Purpose: This study investigates how aspects of metabolism, lifestyle, and age influence ovarian function, as well as how hormones differ in women with distinct patterns of follicle populations.
  • We are looking for: Women, ages 18 - 45 years, with a previous diagnosis of PCOS, who are not currently taking hormones (i.e., birth control pills, fertility medications, etc.)
  • Time Commitment: 3.5 - 4 hours spread over 3 study visits, 7 days off site (to wear a device that measures physical activity).
  • Study Location: University of Rochester & Strong Fertility (Rochester, NY)
  • Honorarium: $100
  • ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT01927471

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Anovulatory Disorders in Lean and Overweight Women

  • Purpose: The study investigates whether ultrasound features of the ovaries can be used to reliably diagnose different types of anovulatory disorders in women across all body types. The study will also try to establish whether ultrasound features of the ovary can reflect the degree of reproductive and metabolic problems that a woman with irregular or absent periods might be experiencing.
  • We are looking for: Women, ages 18-45 years with regular menstrual cycles, irregular menstrual cycles, or a previous diagnosis of PCOS
  • Time Commitment: 3.5 - 4 hours spread over 4 on-site study visits, 7 days off-site (to wear a device that measures physical activity).
  • Study Locations: Weill Cornell, NYC
  • Honorarium and Benefit: $125
  • ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03306849

Ovarian Ultrasonography for the Clinical Evaluation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • Purpose: This study investigates ultrasound technology and aspects of age and adiposity influence ovarian morphology.
  • We are looking for: Women, ages 18 - 45 years, with a previous diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), who are not currently taking hormones (i.e., birth control pills, fertility medications, etc.)
  • Time Commitment: 45-60 minutes
  • Study Locations: University of Rochester & Strong Fertility (Rochester, NY)
  • Honorarium and Benefit: $25

A Comparison of Follicle Counts Across Age and Body Habitus Using Two- and Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography

  • Purpose: This study investigates ultrasound technology and aspects of age and adiposity influence ovarian morphology.
  • We are looking for: Women, ages 18 - 45 years, with either regular menstrual cycles or a previous diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), who are not currently taking hormones (i.e., birth control pills, fertility medications, etc.)
  • Time Commitment: 45-60 minutes
  • Study Locations: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Honorarium and Benefit: $25

For more information, please email Professor Marla Lujan at:
womensimaging@cornell.edu
and indicate the study in which you are interested in participating.

Blueberry Enriched Diet Study

Muscle repair following injury is important for overall muscle and human health, however the repair process is impaired in older adults, which effects age-related muscle deterioration. Therapies that improve the repair process are necessary, but largely unknown.  We are testing the effect of a Blueberry Enriched Diet (BED) on skeletal muscle cell characteristics.

Time Commitment: 5 visits to the lab (Cornell Campus) over an 8 week period, the visits are 30 minutes- 2 hours depending on the week

Eligibility: Healthy women ages 21-40 and 65-79 with a BMI <29.9 kg/m2 able to travel to Cornell campus and are okay with having their blood drawn

Compensation: $175

Contact: musclelab-dns@cornell.edu, 607-254-6403

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Amino Acid Supplementation Study

Histidine is an essential amino acid that has potential benefits including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The overarching goal of the proposed research is to study the safety of graded-doses of histidine supplementation at levels that are moderately above the average intake of healthy adults and to measure the benefits of histidine supplementation on the body.

Time Commitment: 17 visits to the lab (Cornell Campus) over a 22 week period, the visits are 20- 30 minutes

Eligibility: Healthy adults ages 21-50 with a BMI <29.9 kg/m2 able to travel to Cornell campus who are able to swallow multiple pills and are okay with having their blood drawn

Compensation: $1015

Contact: musclelab-dns@cornell.edu, 607-254-6403

 

Muscle Metabolism Study

The purpose of the proposed research is to characterize age-related metabolic dysfunction in human female skeletal muscle. This study will allow us to not only further understand the potential causes underlying observed changes in aging female skeletal muscle metabolism, but it will also provide evidence to develop better therapies to improve the overall quality of life for older women.

Time Commitment: 2 visits to the lab (Cornell Campus), the visits are 1-1.5hrs

Eligibility: Healthy adults ages 24-40 or 65-80 able to travel to Cornell campus who are okay with having their blood drawn and having a muscle biopsy

Compensation: $150

Contact: musclelab-dns@cornell.edu, 607-254-6403