BU Media Highlights New Publication and New Projects

November 9th, 2023in BU News, Media, Publications

  Check out our feature by BU Media! Click here or the image below for the full article. The news story, penned by Jillian McKoy, highlights findings of one of our recent publications in the journal of Environmental Health. “The results of our study clearly confirm that Gulf War veterans continue to suffer... More

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Dr. Sullivan Chairs GW Symposium at the ASN Conference

March 28th, 2023in Media, Publications

Dr. Kimberly Sullivan co-chaired a Gulf War Illness symposium with colleague Dr. Liang Qiang at this year's American Society for Neurochemistry conference in Kentucky. Speakers included top researchers in the field of GW Illness; Dr. Alvin Terry, Dr. Ashok Shetty, Dr. Peter Baas, and Dr. James Cai. While we don't have... More

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Preliminary Findings of Reproductive & Developmental Outcomes Among Women Veterans

July 11th, 2022in Publications

Reproductive and developmental outcomes are understudied in veterans, especially among veterans of the Gulf War (GW). Results from our preliminary study demonstrate that veterans of the GW experienced reproductive and developmental outcomes at potentially high rates, and exploratory analyses suggest pesticide exposure as associated with higher odds of adverse reproductive... More

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Impact of Neurotoxicant Exposures on PTSD Trajectories

February 12th, 2022in Publications

Using longitudinally collected data from the Ft. Devens Cohort, this project look at the associations of neurotoxicant exposures and PTSD symptom trajectories. Findings indicate that the compounded impact of both traumatic experiences and neurotoxicant exposure increased the severity and likelihood of PTSD symptoms in the years following deployment. 

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Sex-Specific Differences in Plasma Lipid Profiles are Associated with GWI

February 5th, 2022in Publications

Prior research indicates that chemical exposures from the Gulf War impact lipid homeostasis, as well as contribute to inflammatory and metabolic dysfunction. Having seen lipid sex-specific differences in animal models, researchers sought to examine human plasma lipids. Distinct differences were found in the lipid profiles of males versus females with... More

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GWI Common Data Element Initiative

February 1st, 2022in Publications

Despite great strides in Gulf War research, criteria, measures and terminology vary greatly between research communities. The GWI "Common Data Element" initiative aims to standardize language, share assessment instruments, and collaborate to improve study results across the field of GW research.   

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