This treatment medical research project is funded through the acclaimed Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (http://cdmrp.army.mil), which focuses on improving the health and lives of the estimated 250,000 Gulf War veterans -- and other U.S. forces -- suffering from Gulf War Illness.
The news is apparently already helping to generate good interest among Gulf War veterans who want to participate.
Vets sought for Gulf War study
Hundreds of thousands of veterans arrived home after the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq and Kuwait with the victory they expected — and a debilitating neurological illness they didn’t.
More than 20 years later, with no known effective treatments, an East Carolina University medical toxicologist is leading a team of biomedical scientists in a study of new medicines to treat Gulf War Illness. That is the name given to the chronic fatigue and pain as well as difficulty with mental tasks suffered by some who served in the war and its aftermath, said Dr. William Meggs, the study leader.
Meggs is a board-certified toxicologist, professor of emergency medicine at ECU and chief of toxicology at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.