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Baylor University scientist receives major grants for health research on 1991 Gulf War veterans
Date:11/1/2012

aylor support three separate projects. For the first study, funded in 2011, Baylor is partnering with Scott & White Healthcare to provide clinical assessments, including an in-depth look at the brain, the immune system, and diverse other measures in Gulf War veterans. "This project should give us a clearer picture of the complex biological processes that drive veterans' symptoms," Steele said. "This is an essential step for improving the care provided for ill veterans."

The second project will focus on developing a blood test to improve the diagnosis of Gulf War illness. According to Steele, "Gulf War illness is currently defined only on the basis of veterans' symptoms. An objective test to assist in diagnosing this condition would be immensely beneficial to veterans and their healthcare providers, and can also provide an important tool to better understand and treat this condition."

The third project includes a national study to determine the current health status of veterans across the U.S. who served in the 1991 Gulf War. It will also establish an information and research network for veterans to receive periodic updates on health issues, and connect veterans with scientists who are conducting health studies of 1991 Gulf War veterans.

Steele has conducted research on the health of Gulf War veterans since 1998. Before joining the Baylor Institute of Biomedical Studies in 2010, she served as scientific director for the federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses.

"After years of false starts," she said, "research has now provided progress in our understanding of Gulf War illness." She emphasized, however, that despite this progress, many veterans remain ill, since doctors still lack effective methods for diagnosing and treating Gulf War illness. She added that "We believe these answers can be found, and are especially pleased to be partnering with Scott & White to address this problem, given its importance for ve
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Contact: Frank Raczkiewicz
frank_raczkiewicz@baylor.edu
254-710-1964
Baylor University
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