GULF WAR BRAIN BIOMARKER

Dr. James Baraniuk and Georgetown Univ. colleagues studied 31 chronically ill Gulf War veterans and 20 sedentary, healthy controls using functional MRI testing. Gulf War Illness subjects had significantly correlated fatigue, pain, hyperalgesia and increased axial diffusivity in the right inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus area of the brain, a potential biomarker for Gulf War illness that has implications for ME/CFS. (PLoS ONE, March 20, 2013) Media coverage: NBC NewsUSA TODAYAir Force Times.

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