Battling the Storm Within

Thursday, January 17, 2019

DNA damage found in veterans with Gulf War illness

Yang Chen, with the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, was first author on a study that found mitochondrial DNA damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness.
Credit: Mitch Mirkin
Researchers say they have found the "first direct biological evidence" of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body.

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