This study aims to discover which genes are involved in specific muscle disorders. The study includes a medical record review, questionnaires, a blood sample and a muscle tissue sample (if available from a previous or pending biopsy). Family members are asked to provide their medical records and a blood or saliva sample.
Eligibility: Children with a genetic neuromuscular condition may be eligible.
Elicia Estrella, MS, CGC at 617-919-4552 or email@example.com
This study looks at how the brain activity of healthy kids differs from the brain activity of children and adolescents with complex regional pain syndrome, specifically in their sensitivity to touch and temperature. There are three study visits that last about one-and-a-half hours each, and include eyes, ears and reflexes testing, sensitivity testing and an MRI. Children receive a picture of their brain from the MRI, as well as $30 at each of the visits. Parking is free at Children’s at Waltham.
Eligibility: Healthy kids between 9 and 20 may be eligible.
Location: Children’s Hospital Boston at Waltham
Athena Drosos at 781-216-1199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This study examines genetic and environmental causes of ASDs to provide earlier diagnosis and better treatment. Study procedures include a medical record review, family medical history, questionnaires, a cognitive test, height, weight and head size measurements, 3D photographs of the child’s face, head, hands and feet, a blood draw and saliva samples. A parking voucher and a $40 gift certificate are provided.
Eligibility: Children with an ASD may be eligible.
Ellen Hanson, PhD at 617-355-3076 or email@example.com