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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The role of the brain stem in GWVI pathology
Principal Investigator:

Ansgar J. Furst

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $145,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Gulf War Veterans’ Illness (GWVI) is characterized by multiple chronic symptoms including wide-spread pain and sleep disturbances. This project will focus on brainstem structures and white matter pathways that specifically link the hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray and locus coeruleus (along the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis), and investigate their role in modulating pain and sleep disturbances associated with GWVI. We hypothesize that GWVI is associated with damage of specific brainstem...

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