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Member Research and Reports

BU Report Lauds Gulf War Illness Treatment Research, Confirms Toxic Causes

A report released by a congressionally mandated panel directed by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher shows progress has been made toward understanding the physiological mechanisms that underlie Gulf War illness and identifying possible treatments. “Early results provide encouraging signs that the treatment goals identified in the 2010 Institute of Medicine report are achievable,” the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC) said in a report presented to VA Secretary Mr. Eric Shinseki by the Committee’s scientific director, Dr. Roberta “Bobbie” White, chair of environmental health.