Technology Identifies Gulf War Illness

A discovery by a Minneapolis medical researcher may lead to a new test to help identify Gulf War Illness (GWI). Using sophisticated brain mapping equipment and techniques called magnetoencephalography (MEG), Dr. Aposotolos Georgopolous of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center has found a unique visual signature of a "core" brain abnormality in Gulf War Illness. Dr. Georgopolous's MEG findings provide further evidence that GWI is a distinctly separate disease entity rooted in damage to and dysfunction of the brain. The findings were recently presented before the Congressionally-chartered Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI) in public meetings in Boston, Mass.

 

 

 

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