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Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, or OIF, Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF, or Operation New Dawn, or OND, were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say. Some may have developed respiratory diseases...
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Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)
A small research study at Baylor University has identified a genetic difference between veterans who developed symptoms of Gulf War illness after deploying to that 1990-91 conflict and those who deployed but didn’t get sick. The finding — touted as the first “direct...
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Operation Orange Heart: Scrap metal recycling program to raise funds for Agent Orange study

Dick Phenneger never imagined that scrap metal would rise to the top of the options pile to help fund a study of veterans and their families affected by the Agent Orange herbicide. Phenneger’s local nonprofit, Veteran Services Transparency (VST), has launched the Orange...
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Immunorepertoire: New slant on personalized medicine

Han is comparing the immunorepertoires of healthy and sick people to see if diseases leave certain signatures, and has found that they do. People with ailments have a severely reduced immunorepertoire compared to healthy people – their complement of antibodies is much less...
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Research Says Coenzyme Can Help With Gulf War Illness

About one-third of the 700,000 U.S. troops who fought in the first The UC San Diego study, published in the latest issue of Neural Computation, tested whether the supplement coenzyme Q10 could offer some relief. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, which took...
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Research: New Drug Target For Lupus Revealed by Researchers

According to the scientists, the absence of a certain molecule with signalling properties found inside immune cells, can be linked to a slower developing process of autoimmunity in laboratory mice suffering from lupus. Researchers report that these mice suffered less damage to...
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Research: Dioxin stimulates RANTES expression in an in-vitro model of endometriosis

The industrial contaminant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with inflammatory disorders in women and other mammals. In monkeys, exposure to dioxin correlates directly with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis (Rier et al., 1993; Yang et...
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