Phase IX – Funded Studies Underway

A. A new study to extend our novel statistical approach to brain imaging to allow combining imaging findings from several types of brain images to gain more insight into the disease than possible from any one of them – supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH. [References]

B. When the baseline (unstimulated) RNA gene expression study in blood samples of ill and well Gulf War veterans failed to identify a diagnostic test for Gulf War illness itself, the next step toward developing a simple blood test for Gulf War illness was to repeat this study except after stimulating the blood samples with certain biochemical stimulants to enhance the RNA signals that differentiate the groups—we are seeking a funding source for this project. The potential payoff is a simple blood test for Gulf War illness.