Is your gut flora “inflammatory”?

University of Toronto, Department of Immunology

Recruiting participants for a study on the effect of aged microbiota on Multiple Sclerosis progression. Pairs of cohabitating mother-and-daughter or father-and-son are needed for this study. During your visit, blood samples will be collected and you will be asked to provide a stool sample on-site. Participants are compensated up to $500/pair for successful completion of the study.

Your Impact

Studies have linked the gut flora with various inflammatory diseases. We want to know if the age of your microbiome (your gut flora) impacts inflammatory processes.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

20 to 60 years old

Pair of aged and young participants who are first-degree relatives

Living together continuously for at least the last 5-years

Mother and daughter pair or father and son pair

Living in Canada for at least the last 10-years

For the young subject, between the ages of 20 and 30

For the aged subject, age of 50 and above

Healthy and free of musculoskeletal or neurological conditions

Study Tasks

Complete questionnaire
Provide blood sample
Provide stool sample


This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board (Protocol 37175)


Multiple Sclerosis

Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Observational Study


60 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)


Up to $500 

Study Address

1 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A8

Posting date: May 16, 2019

Earn $500