Propranolol as Potential Treatment for Neuroinflammation in GWI

November 15th, 2021in Publications

Utilizing a mouse model of GWI, researchers examined the potential of β-adrenergic (beta-adrenergic) receptor inhibitor and anti-inflammatory drug, propranolol, as a treatment for GWI. Findings indicate that anti-neuroinflammatory drugs, such as proranolol, show promising potential in treating the underlying neuroimmune issues associated with GWI. 

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Neurotoxicant Exposure in Female Gulf War Veterans

September 1st, 2021in Publications

For this study, female veterans were surveyed in order to assess the rates of GWI within this specific population. The six domains of the Kansas case definition for GWI, were used to identify correlations between neurotoxicant exposures and health outcomes. Women veterans reporting exposure to oil well fires, PB pills, More

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A Placebo-Controlled, Pseudo-Randomized, Crossover Trial of Botanical Agents for Gulf War Illness

April 1st, 2021in Publications

In this three-part clinical trial, researchers aimed to identify botanical agents for further research in treating Gulf War Illness. Each of the three trials tested three different botanicals with anti-inflammatory properties, searching for efficacy in managing symptoms of GWI. The first trial examined resveratrol, luteolin, and fisetin:  The second trial examined curcumin, More

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Sex-Based Differences in Plasma Biomarker

January 23rd, 2021in Publications

Multiple research sites collaborated on this project which builds off of previous findings from the study, Using Plasma Autoantibodies of Central Nervous System Proteins to Distinguish Veterans with Gulf War Illness from Healthy and Symptomatic Controls. Using the recently identified plasma biomarker, researchers went on to assess differences in CNS... More

Neuroimaging Markers for Studying Gulf War Illness

November 20th, 2020in Publications

In a sample population of veterans from the Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC), multiple different neuroimaging techniques were applied to look for diagnostic biomarkers. Statistical analyses compared T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T1W-MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and novel neurite density imaging (NDI). Results supported previous findings that NDI is most... More

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