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Friday, 28 March 2014

Gulf war illness not in veterans' heads but in their mitochondria

Veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from “Gulf War illness” have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells, researchers have demonstrated for the first time. The findings could help lead to new treatments benefitting affected individuals -- and to new ways of protecting servicepersons (and civilians) from similar problems in the future.

Gulf war illness not in veterans' heads but in their mitochondria

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