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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: An investigation of the relationship between toxicant exposures during Gulf War deployment and prodromal Parkinson's disease.
Principal Investigator:

Linda L. Chao

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2024
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $338,496
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Nearly 30 years after the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf War (GW), an estimated 25-32% of GW veterans still suffer from Gulf War illness (GWI),1 the term used to describe the symptoms that have plagued many GW veterans since their return from deployment. Although symptoms may vary from veteran to veteran, GWI typically includes some combination of fatigue, pain, cognitive/mood dysfunction, sleep disturbances, and autonomic disturbances such as gastrointestinal (GI), urinary, and sexual dysfunction...

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