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Are you one of the fittest people you know?

Or were you once a top competitor? If so, researchers at Stanford University are interested in studying what sets you apart. With just a saliva sample, they aim to study the genomes of some of the fittest people in the world. The whole process will take less than 15 minutes of your time and can be done from your home at no expense to you. Visit for more information.

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Want to help researchers study human cognitive performance?

The Memory Lab at Stanford University is looking for healthy 18-25 year olds to participate in a study on mechanisms of human cognitive performance. If you have no history of memory loss or neurological illness, normal or corrected-to normal vision, and no color blindness, please consider contacting the team. The study involves a three-hour visit to Stanford to complete a memory test while undergoing a non-invasive eye-tracking procedure. Participants will be compensated $20/hour. For more information, contact Shawn Schwartz at (650) 701-7763, or email at [email protected].

Are you looking to increase your activity level?

The Synder Lab at Stanford University is inviting people between the ages of 18 and 55 to participate in a 12-week exercise research study investigating the molecular changes that occur in the body after two types of exercise: high intensity interval training (HIIT) or endurance training. Study volunteers might receive between $200 and $450 for participating in the study. If you are currently engaged in a sedentary lifestyle and are willing to increase your activity level, visit to learn more about the study.

Are you a runner?

Are you interested in helping to improve running performance? A research team from the University of Oregon specializing in the advancement of human performance are looking for runners of any skill level, age 18 and older, to participate in a study that involves filling out a survey, having some basic body measures and 3D body scans taken by the research team. This study requires one lab visit for approximately 45 minutes, where you will receive a $10 gift card at the end of the data collection.

Please contact Aida Chebbi, [email protected], for more information.

Seeking high school athletes for ACL injury screening study

The Human Performance Lab at Stanford University is looking for female high school athletes that play on a soccer, basketball or volleyball team to participate in a study that will help researchers develop a tool to identify athletes at risk of ACL injury. The female athlete must be between 14 and 18 years old, have uninjured knees, and be willing to participate in a 2-hour study. For more information and to see if your daughter is eligible, please complete the survey.

Are you a highly trained or elite athlete?

Researchers at the University of Oregon are conducting a study on a CORE sensor that externally monitors body temperature. If you are an endurance athlete between the ages of 18-59 years old and you are interested in participating, contact the laboratory at (541) 357–9782. You may also reach the team at [email protected]. Please leave a message with the best phone number to reach you as well as your availability.

Seeking participants with or without knee pain

Researchers at Stanford Medicine are recruiting participants for a study on [18F] Sodium Fluoride PET-MRI scanning for the evaluation of musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, and skeletal abnormalities. If you are between the ages of 18-80 years, and are either 1) healthy, with no knee injuries or pain or 2) diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in one knee, you may be eligible for the study. Please read the flyer for more information or contact Yael Vainberg at [email protected].

Interested in helping researchers understand muscle contraction and fatigue?

Researchers at the University of Oregon are seeking volunteers (18-35 and 65-80 years of age) for a muscle physiology research study investigating the proteins involved in muscle contraction and whether they are altered by age and fatigue caused by repetitive activities. The study will involve 3 visits to the lab and a muscle biopsy taken from each leg. There is a $200 compensation for complete participation. For more information, please contact Dr. Damien Callahan at (541) 346-5040 or [email protected].

Seeking participants for essential amino acids and blood flow restriction study

University of Oregon researchers are seeking volunteers between 18 and 40 years old for a study investigating the effect of essential amino acid (EAA) supplementation with and without blood flow restriction (BFR) exercise on muscle structure and function. Volunteers will have a baseline biopsy in each leg and then complete 14 days of combined EAA (3x/day; for all 14 days) and BFR (3x/week; 6x total) training. After the two weeks of training, they will obtain biopsies from each leg. Volunteers will return four weeks later for final biopsies in each leg. There is a $300 compensation for complete participation. For more information, please contact Helia Megowan at [email protected].

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