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A Phase 3 Prospective, Randomized, Partially Blinded Multi-Center Study to Measure the Safety and Efficacy of NOVOCART® 3D, Compared to Microfracture in the Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects.

The purpose of this research study is to assess the pain, stiffness and physical function of the knee in patients with an articular cartilage defect of the knee. Participants will receive one of two possible surgical procedures. One surgical procedure, which is the investigational procedure under study, utilizes the Novocart® 3D autologous cartilage implant system. The other possible procedure is called Microfracture and is one of the current standard of care options to treat this condition. Both surgical procedures will be followed by pain and knee function assessments and a course of physical rehabilitation.
Andrea Horne at ahorne@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-7127
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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01957722
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age 18 to 65
symptomatic knee pain indicative of articular cartilage defects
inadequate response to conservative treatment
Full range of motion of the affected joint
Normally functioning contralateral knee
Exclusion Criteria:
Severe obesity (BMI > 40)
Surgery on the contralateral knee within 6 months prior to the scheduled arthoscopy
intra-articular injections within 1 month of surgery
Prior release and excision of scar tissue except isolated lateral release on target knee
Prior surgical treatment using mosaicplasty, autologous chondrocyte implantation and/or microfracture on target knee (Note: prior debridement and lavage are acceptable if more than three months have passed.)
Sports Medicine, Muscle & Bone
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A Phase 2 Study of the JAK1/JAK2 Inhibitor Ruxolitinib With Chemotherapy in Children With De Novo High-Risk CRLF2-Rearranged and/or JAK Pathway–Mutant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

A study of the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib with routine chemotherapy for children with leukemia with specific genetic changes.
Suzanne Treadway, MS, RN, CCRP at streadway@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-3097
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NCT02723994
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A diagnosis of leukemia, specifically de novo high B-ALL with eligible genetic changes.
Age must be greater than 1 year old and less than or equal to 21 years old at leukemia diagnosis.
Have completed an acceptable induction therapy either on study or by hospital standard of care.
Exclusion Criteria:
Had any other chemotherapy before induction therapy, with exceptions.
Down Syndrome.
Children's Health, Cancer
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The Role of Parental Emotion Regulation in Parent-Child Conflicts

This study seeks to examine parenting skills in responses to child misbehavior. Parents complete rating scales about their child's symptoms and behaviors and also participate in computer tasks to measure brain wave activity through EEG. There is an optional section where parent and child will be video recorded while completing activities together. Following the testing sessions are 8 weeks of counseling sessions for parents to help better manage their child's attention and behavior symptoms.
james waxmonsky at jwaxmonsky@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8646
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Younger than 18 years old
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N/A
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Parent of a child aged 5-12 with ADHD
Child must have mild to moderate symptoms of ODD
Exclusion Criteria:
Not having a child ages 5-12 with ADHD
Non-English speaking
Child with ADHD has diagnosis of mental retardation or prominent traits of autism
No additional child in the family can be enrolled simultaneously in this study
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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A phase III, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of dalcetrapib on cardiovascular (CV) risk in a genetically defined population with a recent Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): The dal-GenE trial

The dal-GenE trial is evaluating the potential of dalcetrapib to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with a documented recent heart attack or hospitalization due to severe coronary artery disease. Dalcetrapib is an investigational drug (not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration) that has been evaluated in several large clinical trials, most notably dal-OUTCOMES, a study of over 15,000 patients which was designed to evaluate its effect in patients with recent ACS. The results of this large study demonstrated that treatment with dalcetrapib did not change the risk of cardiovascular disease in the majority of patients with recent ACS. However, after the study was over, researchers identified a group of patients that had a significant benefit. Specifically, the group of patients who had a particular variant (AA) of a gene that all humans share (ADCY9) had their risk of having another cardiovascular event reduced by 39%. Approximately 1 in 5 patients studied had this genetic variant. Those individuals with the AA variant of the will continue in the study and will be started on study drug 4-12 weeks after their index event.
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT02525939
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Male or female age 45 or greater
Admitted to hospital due to blockages in arteries of the heart
Exclusion Criteria:
Bypass surgery to treat your most recent heart event
Severe liver and/or kidney disease
Hemoglobin A1c greater than 10%
Triglyceride level greater than 500mg/dL
Heart & Vascular
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The Sexual Relationships Study

The purpose of this study is to examine the sexual relationships among heterosexual female college students (ages 18-22) via Qualtrics (a web-based survey). Utilizing latent class analysis with a distal outcome, the proposed cross-sectional study seeks to do the following: Aim 1. Examine the heterogeneity in relationship quality among female college students. Research question 1: Is there a latent class structure that adequately represents the heterogeneity in relationship quality among female undergraduate students participating in penile-vaginal sex? If so, what are the types and their corresponding prevalence? Aim 2. Examine the association between relationship characteristics and latent class membership. Research question 2: Are relationship characteristics (partner type, relationship duration, exclusivity/monogamy, and frequency of sex) predictive of membership in latent classes of relationship quality? Aim 3. Examine the association between latent classes of relationship quality and condom use. Research question 3: Which identified latent class of relationship quality is significantly associated with condom use at last penile-vaginal sex? Please note that the indicators measuring relationship quality will include the following variables: 1) trust, 2) love, 3) passion, 4) commitment, 5) relationship satisfaction, 6) sexual satisfaction, 7) intimacy, and 8) decision-making dominance.
Jessica Salas-Brooks at jis5940@psu.edu or 704-249-4252
Female
18 year(s) or older
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Be enrolled at Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus)
Be between the ages of 18-22 years
Be a female college student
Be sexually active with male partners in the previous 3 months
Exclusion Criteria:
Are not enrolled at Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus)
Are under the age of 18 or over the age of 22.
Are not a female college student
Are not sexually active with male partners in the previous 3 months
Women's Health
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Improving Autism Screening with Brain-Related miRNA

The central aim of this project is to characterize the expression of exosomal microRNA (miRNA) and nucleic acids in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We propose to measure the expression of extracellular miRNA and nucleic acids in children with ASD. Expression levels of miRNA and nucleic acids from blood and saliva will be compared between children with autism and normally developing controls. The goal of this study will be to identify genetic regulatory mechanisms involved in ASD and provide potential biomarkers for diagnostic screening.
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NCT02712853
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Age: 1-4 years
Confirmed Diagnosis of Autism or Developmental Delay or Healthy Child
Exclusion Criteria:
Wards of the state
Sensory Impairment (blindness/deafness)
Confounding neurological condition (cerebral palsy, epilepsy)
Gastrostomy Tube Dependence
Active Peridontal Disease
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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A Pilot Trial of Subtyping Pediatric Conduct Problems by the Presence of Severe Persistent Irritability and Callous Unemotional Traits

Youth with irritable and aggressive behaviors, or conduct problems, are thought to be sensitive to rewards and insensitive to punishments. Parents and children will complete rating scales and computer tasks that will assess for sensitivity to rewards and punishments. This study will help to target interventions for treating children with conduct problems.
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Younger than 18 years old
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Ages 7--12 years
Elevated degree of conduct problems
IQ greater than 80
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosis of an intellectual disability, psychosis, ASD, or a pervasive developmental disorder
Sever suicidality
Visual or hearing impairments
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Memory and Aging Study

This research is being done to find out more about changes in the brain as we age and to determine if MRI, genetic (DNA) variations, and neuropsychological tests can be used to evaluate memory loss and cognitive impairment.
Lauren Spreen at lspreen@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impariment
Normal Controls-Cognitively normal functioning
Exclusion Criteria:
Neurological disease (e.g., stroke, tumor, Parkinson's disease, etc.)
Psychiatric disorder (e.g., bi-polar, schizophrenia, etc.)
History of chemotherapy
Presence of a cold or viral infection
Presence of a pacemaker, aneurysm clips, or any metal in body
Neurology
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Crest-2: Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial

To assess if the proportion of patients with a primary event differs between patients treated with intensive medical management alone compared to CEA, or to CAS, in patients with high grade asymptomatic carotid stenosis. To assess whether intensive medical management differs from CEA and from CAS to maintain the level of cognitive function at 4 years of follow up To assess if there are treatment differences in major stroke, minor stroke, disabling stroke and tissue based stroke at 4 years, using an analytic approach identical to that for the primary aim. To assess if the CEA or CAS versus intensive medical management difference is affected by patient age, sex, severity of carotid stenosis, restenosis, risk factor level and during of the asymptomatic period
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT02089217
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Age >/=35 years
Do you have documented stenosis of your carotid?
Have you had any neurologic symptoms on the same side as your stenosis
No medical history of stroke or TIA on the same side as the stenotic vessel in the previous 180 days
If female, not pregnant
Exclusion Criteria:
Prior stroke with residual disability
Symptomatic ICH within past 12 months
Chronic afib
Ejection fraction < 30%
Do you use an anticoagulant? What medication?
Heart & Vascular, Neurology
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Deprexis Study: An online program to reduce depression in MS – a phase III international multicenter randomized controlled trial

An online program to reduce depression in MS – a phase III international multicenter randomized controlled trial
Deprexis Team Roman at mhc147@psu.edu or 814-865-5578
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT02740361
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Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Current Depression
No current treatment for depression
Internet access
Between the ages of 18-65
Exclusion Criteria:
No diagnosis of MS
No current psychotherapy for depression
No substantial neurocognitive impairments
Started anti-depressants in the last 2 months
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Tongue movement in adults with motor speech disorder

Tongue movement in adults with motor speech disorder
Jimin Lee at jxl91@psu.edu or 814-863-5338
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18 year(s) or older
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be a native speaker of American English
have normal hearing
between 18 and 40 years of age
have no known speech, language, learning or neurological disorders
have very little experience in communicating with people that have motor speech disorders
Exclusion Criteria:
younger than 18 years of age; older than 40 years of age
Not a speaker of American English only
With hearing impairment
have neurologic and/or speech/language disorders
have extensive experience in communicating with people that have motor speech disorders
Neurology, Muscle & Bone, Language & Linguistics
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State College, PA

Exploring Parental Influence in Youth Disability Sport Participation

We are conducting an online survey study for parents of children with disabilities that explores their perceptions of participation in disability sport within their communities.
Courtney Jasiulevicius at cmj5308@psu.edu or 813-846-4145
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18 year(s) or older
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has a child with a physical disability or sensory disability
has a child that is enrolled in a disability or adapted sport program
has a child between the ages of 10 and 17
Exclusion Criteria:
does not have a child with a physical or sensory disability
does not have a child with a disability between the ages of 10 and 17
does not have a child that plays a disability or adapted sport
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An Open-Label, Pilot Pharmacokinetic Study of INCB018424 Phosphate Cream in Pediatric Subjects With Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis (AD): Topical Cream, Pediatrics 2-17 years old with active AD. This is a 4 week study with a follow up 1 month after the end of treatment.
Samantha Gettle at sgettle2@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5136
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Younger than 18 years old
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NCT03257644
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Mild Atopic Dermatitis (AD) severity
Parent or legal guardian consent
Exclusion Criteria:
History of Hep B, Hep C, or HIV
AD only on hands or feet
Skin Conditions
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Penn State Hershey Sitting and Health Study

This study aims to examine the effect of pedaling a compact elliptical device at the desk on employees' work productivity. This study also aims to evaluate the effect of different types of incentives on promoting desk-based pedaling.
Liza Rovniak at activitystudy@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT03274635
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Penn State Hershey full time employee
Overweight or obese
Spend at least 5 hours per day sitting at a desk
Have eligible overweight/obese coworker who can do study together with you
18-70 years old
Exclusion Criteria:
Currently pregnant
Planned surgical or medical treatment that will prevent ability to complete study
Heart condition, or chest pain during physical activity
Planned travel or relocation during study period
Already have desk cycling device or treadmill at desk
Heart & Vascular, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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A Long-Term Non-Interventional Registry to Assess Safety and Effectiveness of HUMIRA (Adalimumab) in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

The primary objective of this multicenter non-interventional Registry is to evaluate the long-term safety of HUMIRA in moderately to severely active UC adult patients who are treated as recommended in the local product label.
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT01848561
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Ulcerative Colitis
On Humira/Imuran or 6-MP
IBD
Exclusion Criteria:
Indeterminate Colitis
Crohn's Disease
Digestive Systems & Liver Disease
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A Phase I/II Study of Neratinib in Pediatric Patients with Relapsed/ Refractory Solid Tumors

Neratininb for childhood cancer that has returned or is not responding to previous therapy
Suzanne Treadway, MS, RN, CCRP at streadway@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-3097
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NCT02932280
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Age 3 to 21 Inclusive
Cancer that has returned or is not responding to previous therapy
Has failed at least one prior therapy
Exclusion Criteria:
Certain prior therapies
Children's Health, Cancer
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A Longitudinal Study To Identify Early Non-invasive Ocular Markers of Diabetic Complications

This is a human subject study looking at the complications arising in newly diagnosed diabetic patients using non-invasive measures, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and corneal confocal microscope (CCM), indicative of peripheral neuropathy and diabetic retinopathy. Through the use of these devices we would like to determine the onset of corneal nerve fiber alterations and retinal thinning in newly diagnosed diabetics. This information could help investigators find early and reversible biomarkers to target for therapeutic options.
Ellen Stoute at estoute@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4696
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Corrected visual acuity of 20/25 or better
Patients with diabetes must be newly diagnosed, withing the last 5 years
Diabetics must have initial HbA1c of greater than 6.5 or a fasting glucose of 126 or higher
Exclusion Criteria:
History of vitreous or retinal surgery
Lasix surgery
Previous ocular trauma
History of diabetic complications
Cataract surgery within 3 months of enrollment
Vision & Eyes, Diabetes & Hormones
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Women In Steady Exercise Research - Neoadjuvant Exercise Trial

The primary purpose of this pilot study is to determine whether breast cancer patients whom elect to undergo cardiotoxic neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be enrolled and retained in a 6 month at home aerobic exercise training study. Using a randomized controlled trial approach, we will examine the safety and efficacy of a well monitored moderate-to-high intensity aerobic training program completed at home in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In addition to assessing safety and efficacy of the program, we will assess intervention effects on cardiopulmonary fitness, cardiac function, and tumor response.
Kathleen Sturgeon at kms99@psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=284676
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18 year(s) or older
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Stage 1-3 breast cancer
Scheduled to start neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Sedentary
No heart disease
Exclusion Criteria:
Stage 4 breast cancer
Heart disease
Non-English speaking
Cancer
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Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Hershey, PA

Aging and Language

The purpose of this study is to investigate how language is organized in neurologically normal adults using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and behavioral measures. Our overarching goal is to characterize the behavioral and MRI responses associated with language production and language comprehension in older and younger adults, and to examine the relations between age, behavior, cognition, and neural factors.
Michele Diaz at mtd143@psu.edu or 814-863-1726
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Age over 18 years old
Native Monolingual English Speaker
Right-handed
Exclusion Criteria:
History of neurological injury or disease
Taking medications that affect the brain of blood flow
Contraindications to MRI (e.g., pacemaker)
Claustrophobia
Language & Linguistics
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State College, PA

Interoception, the 8th Sensory System, Is it measurable?

Sensory processing is often affected in children and adolescents with ASD (autism). The 8th sensory system, coined interoception, is under studied in how it affects children with autism. Our study will compare children with and without autism (ages 11-18 years) using a tool we are developing. Our study hopes to develop psychometric properties of a tool to measure this new sensory sense.
Cheryl Tierney at ctierney@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8414
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Ages 11-18
Reading at 5th grade level in English
Healthy controls OR high functioning Autism
Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to read at 5th grade reading level
Under age 11 or over age 18
Cannot read English
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Prediction of Muscle Force Generation using Ultrasound Imaging and Computational Simulations

The objective of this study is to develop and validate a method to predict force production of individual muscles from ultrasound measurements of muscle stiffness, size, and structure. We will place acupuncture needles to the muscles and applied a small amount of current to induce contraction. Force and ultrasound measurements will be performed during muscle contraction. This process will be done in three muscles, one in the arm and two in the leg.
Daniel Cortes at researchsubjects@mne.psu.edu or 814-863-3103
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18 year(s) or older
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Healthy individuals without history of muscle disease or injury
Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant women
Allergy to ultrasound gels
contraindications to MRI scans
Muscle & Bone
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Study driver situation awareness and behavior in connected and autonomous vehicles with a driving simulator

This is a behavioral study that will examine the effect of different message designs and driver characteristics on driver situation awareness and driving behavior in connected and autonomous vehicles. The driving simulator will be used to simulate various traffic events in connected and autonomous vehicle environments. All you need to do is driving on a driving simulator or watch driving scenarios online and complete questionnaires.
Xiaomei Tan at xzt24@psu.edu
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You must possess a valid and unrestricted driver’s license for at least two years, and display it to the experimenter
You must not be under the influence of alcohol, and have abstained from drinking alcohol for no less than 8 hours prior to participating in this study
You must have normal vision or correct vision.
Exclusion Criteria:
Participants who doesn't possess a valid driver license will be excluded from the study
Participants who drinks alcohol within the 8 hours before the study will be excluded from the study
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CC-220 in Subjects with Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This study is for patients with SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) to determine the effectiveness and safety of drug CC-220 on improving SLE and to see how well the body tolerates the medication.
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NCT03161483
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Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
Active or history of recurrent bacterial, viral or fungal infections
History of latent or active tuberculosis
History of blood clots in the past year
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases, Muscle & Bone
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Reproducibility of neurocardiovascular responses to static handgrip in young adults

Given that habitual physical activity has clear beneficial effects on cardiovascular function, understanding the cardiovascular responses to exercise is important. Importantly, good reproducibility of these responses within an individual is critical for the appropriate interpretation of data. In this study, we are measuring the blood pressure, heart rate, and nervous system responses to exercise and determining their repeatability. This study is being conducted in young healthy adults (18-30 years).
Gabie Dillon at gad27@psu.edu
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18-30 years
healthy weight
blood pressure <140/90 mmHg
no medications
Exclusion Criteria:
overweight
high blood pressure
medication use
chronic disease
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Role of microRNA activation of lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor (LOX-1) mechanisms in microvascular dysfunction in women with endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder associated with chronic pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, and infertility. With endometriosis, endometrium-like tissue is found in sites outside the uterine cavity. This disorder affects 6% - 10% of women of reproductive age. It can be as high as 35-50% in women who have pain or infertility. Endometriosis is associated with higher risk of hypercholesterolemia and hypertension that increases risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is characterized by dysfunction of the blood vessels of the body. CVD is the leading cause of death in women. Two groups of women complete this study: 1) healthy women between the ages of 18 and 45 years (Controls); 2) women between the ages of 18 and 45 years with endometriosis. The screening and two experiments include blood draws. After passing a medical screening, each subject participates in a microdialysis (MD) experiment before and after 6-9 days of oral atorvastatin therapy (10mg/day). Atorvastatin (brand name: Lipitor) is an FDA-approved drug that physicians prescribe to lower blood cholesterol. The atorvastatin also suppresses substances made by the body that increase the risk of CVD. MD is a procedure in which a thin tube of membrane that mimics a capillary blood vessel is implanted in the skin. Substances of interest are added to the saline flowing through the MD sites and are delivered into small areas of skin. The MD experiments combine the perfusion of the test-substances with local heating of the skin to explore the causes for the dysfunction of blood vessels and increased risk for CVD that occurs with endometriosis.
Susan Slimak at sks31@psu.edu or 814-863-8556
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18 year(s) or older
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Women, Ages 18-45
Do or do not have endometriosis
Have normal blood pressure
Exclusion Criteria:
Use of nicotine-containing products (e.g. smoking, chewing tobacco, etc.)
High Blood Pressure
Abnormal liver function
Known allergy statins (Lipitor)
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Heart & Vascular, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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Invisible Sojourners: Second Language Socialization Among International Spouses

This study will examine how international spouses improve their English ability and form connections with the local community. Participants will be interviewed to learn about their experiences. Social events that are found to be positive will be recorded so that the interactions in that space can be analyzed to determine how they help international spouses.
Jade Sandbulte at jfs5644@psu.edu
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Traveled to the U.S. with a spouse who was enrolled at Penn State
Understands spoken English
Exclusion Criteria:
Is not a student at Penn State OR was not a student when you first arrived
Education, Language & Linguistics
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A Phase 4 Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of H.P. Acthar Gel in subjects with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

This study is looking for patients who have persistent pulmonary sarcoidosis despite taking medicines (steroids and/or other medicines) to treat pulmonary sarcoidosis. The purpose of this research study is to find out if Acthar works well in and is safe when used as part of the treatment for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. This research study will collect additional data as to the effectiveness and safety of Acthar in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, and will examine how the study drug acts in the body and how well it manages symptoms of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis as well as some extra pulmonary manifestations. Patients are being asked to consider participating in this study because they are currently on prednisone to manage their Pulmonary Sarcoidosis and are still experiencing symptoms.
MaryCatherine Hess at mhess@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-3779
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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03320070
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Have symptoms of pulmonary sarcoidosis despite treatment
Taking 5-40 mg of prednisone for pulmonary sarcoidosis
Be willing to inject study medication at home
Taking a stable dose of prednisone for 4 weeks
Exclusion Criteria:
Have a diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
History of scleroderma, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure
History of peptic ulcer requiring treatment or GI bleed within past 24 weeks
Recent major surgery within past 24 weeks
Uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension
Lung Disease & Asthma
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Investigation of Semantic Processing in Context

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of context on the processing of words in young adults with and without an autism spectrum disorder. The knowledge gained may lead to further understanding of the cognitive and linguistic processing of individuals with autism spectrum disorder—how they understand and see the world around them. The study is being conducted at our on-campus lab and includes the completion of some standardized paper and pencil tests and some computer-based activities. Participants receive compensation for their participation.
DIANE WILLIAMS at dlw81@psu.edu or 814-865-3177
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18 year(s) or older
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Speak English as primary language
Normal or corrected to normal vision
Normal hearing
With or without a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome
Exclusion Criteria:
Cannot speak sentence length English
Vision problems (uncorrected)
Hearing problems
Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Reducing Perception Error in Diagnostic Radiology

This research is being done to find out the relationship between an individual’s mental state and how well they perform visual-perceptual tasks. This will allow us to understand the brain processes related to errors in image perception, to understand how mental states impact medical image interpretation. Overall, this research will help us develop training programs to reduce the amount of perceptual errors in diagnosing images
Lauren Spreen at lspreen@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5857
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18 year(s) or older
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Radiologists with different levels of experience
Healthy adults, with college or advanced degree
Normal or corrected to normal vision
Exclusion Criteria:
Non-English speaking
Pregnant or lactating
Presence of pacemaker, aneurysm clips, or any metal in the body
A history of welding or grinding
Claustraphobia
Education
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Single Arm Phase Ib/II Study of Durvalumab and Guadecitabine in Advanced Kidney Cancer: Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium(BTCRC-GU16-043) (PSCI 18-008)

This study is being done to test the safety of combining durvalumab with guadecitabine. It will also measure the percentage of patients whose tumor shrank after receiving durvalumab in combination with guadecitabine. Participants with kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, also known as 'metastatic kidney cancer' will be recruited to participate.
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT03308396
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Histological diagnosis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (pure or mixed) with radiologic or histologic evidence of metastatic disease
Prior cancer treatment must be completed at least 14 dats prior to study registration and the subject must have recovered from all reversible acute toxic effects of the regimen (other than alopecia) to Grade 1 or less baseline
ECOG Performance Status 0-1 within 28 days prior to registration
Demonstrate adequate organ function based on necessary screening labs to be obtained within 28 days prior to registration
Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 28 days prior to registration
Exclusion Criteria:
Active infection requiring systemic therapy
Brain metastases or spinal cord compression
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Treatment with any investigational drug within 14 days prior to study registration
Current or prior use of immunosuppresive medication within 28 days before the first dose of durvalumab, with the exceptions of intranasal and inhaled corticosteroids or systemic corticosteroids at physiologic doses
Kidney & Urinary System, Cancer
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