This study will examine when young infants begin to remember social events and how long the memory lasts. Mothers are asked to interact with their babies in both play and quiet situations to help us better understand how normal infants cope with and remember events. The study requires two visits to Children’s, each lasting about 2 hours. Participants are compensated and free parking is available.
Eligibility:Infants between 3 and 12 months of age may be eligible.
Contact: Nikki Meribela at 857-207-0526 or
The purpose of this research study is to find out if a standard weight loss diet that emphasizes different beverages affects body weight. Participants will be asked to follow a special diet for 6 months and to attend monthly group workshops. At different points during the study, weight, body fat percentage and body circumferences will be measured in a private room. We will also ask participants to rate their hunger, provide a urine sample, and provide details about what they’ve eaten and their physical activity. Participants will receive up to $120 to complete the study.
Eligibility: Young adults who are 21 years of age or older and are overweight may be eligible.
Contact: Dr. Julia Wong at 617-355-7703
This study aims to improve the understanding of factors that may contribute to childhood allergies. The study is a one time questionnaire (which can be mailed to the parent) that requests information about personal, medical, reproductive, and family history as they may relate to the child’s allergy diagnosis. It is designed to investigate why food allergy diagnoses, particularly peanut allergy, have become an increasingly common occurrence in the past 10 years.
Eligibility: Parents of children who have had at least one food allergy to either milk or egg and have no allergy to peanuts are eligible.
Contact: Irene Borras at 617-355-6127 or firstname.lastname@example.org