What is Study Search?

StudySearch is an online listing of research studies that are seeking volunteers at Washington University School of Medicine. Participating in a clinical study is a rare opportunity to make a great contribution to humanity. The information scientists gain through medical research helps to improve medical care for everyone.  

Recently Added Studies?

RANKL Inhibition and Mammographic Breast Density

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and physicians at Siteman Cancer Center are carrying out a study to determine whether a drug called denosumab (currently in use to prevent fractures and treat osteoporosis) can reduce breast density in women who have dense breasts. This study could help identify novel ways to prevent breast cancer in younger women.

Alcohol and Cancer Survey

The purpose of the study is to explore adults' knowledge and beliefs about cancer risk factors related to individual behaviors and reactions to cancer risk messages.

Low Back Pain

The goal of this study is to determine if and how low back pain and factors that may contribute to low back pain differ between people with Parkinson's disease and older adults.

Memory representations and fMRI

The purpose of this study is to understand what factors affect memory for events in adults between the ages of 18 and 38 and 65 and 85.

HEAD Study

To compare different ways of measuring tau both in the brain and in the blood over time.

Featured Studies

Community-Associated Drug-Resistant Microbes Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about drug-resistant microbes in the community (including how often people have them, who is most likely to have them, and places in the home where they may be present).

Brain Biomechanics Measurement

The purpose of the study is to examine how the brain moves in response to skull motion.

Chronic Venous thrombosis Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT)

The C-TRACT Study is comparing two treatment strategies for patients with leg symptoms following a blood clot diagnosis, such as post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).