United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - January 2010

 

The following journal articles were distributed for review in January 2010. You can access the article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here. 

Gulf War Specific Articles

1. Neuropsychologic assessment of a population-based sample of Gulf War veterans. (Wallin MT, Wilken J, Alfaro MH, Rogers C, Mahan C, Chapman JC, Fratto T, Sullivan C, Kang H, Kane R. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2009; 22(3): 155-66.)

2. Cyanobacteria and BMAA exposure from desert dust: a possible link to sporadic ALS among Gulf War veterans. (Cox PA, Richer R, Metcalf JS, et al. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:109-117.)  

3. Upward trends in symptom reporting in the UK Armed Forces. (Horn O, et al. Eur J Epi. 2009 Dec 19. Epub ahead of print.)
Smaller global and regional cortical volume in combat-related PTSD. (Woodward SH, et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Dec; 66(12):1373-82.)

Other Relevant Research

1. The synchronous neural interactions test as a functional neuromarker for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a robust classification method based on the bootstrap. (Georgopoulos AP, Tan HM, Lewis SM, et al. J Neural Eng. 2010;7(1):16011.) 

2. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) modulates the toxicity of mixed organophosphorus compounds. (Jansen KL, Cole TB, Park SS, Furlong CE, Costa LG. Toxicol Appl Pharm. 236; 2009: 142-153.) 

3. Amplify, amplify: shotgun proteomics boosts the signal for biomarker discovery. (Spivey A. Environ Health Perspect. 2009; 117(5):A206-9.)

4. An integrated microfluidic device for large-scale in situ click chemistry screening. (Wang et al. Lab Chip. 2009; 9(16): 2281-5.)