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Health Research Of Allied Forces

A Controlled Epidemiological and Clinical Study into the Effect of Gulf War Service on Servicemen and Women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces
This study compares the unexplained illnesses and symptoms of three United Kingdom military groups -- Gulf War-era deployed veterans, Gulf War-era non-deployed veterans, and Bosnia Conflict deployed veterans.
Project Number:DoD-39
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:June 01,1996 - October 31,2000
Location:King's College School of Medicine
Cost to Date: $1,173,268


Assessing the Potential Health Impact of the Gulf War on Saudi Arabia National Guard Members and Their Dependents
This study is designed to use existing health records to compare the health of Saudi military members stationed in a combat area during the Gulf War with military members stationed in a non-combat area.
Project Number:DoD-120
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:August 01,1999 - August 01,2001
Location:Riyad, Saudi Arabia; USUHS; CDC; NHRC
Cost to Date: $555,000


Cognitive Function and Symptom Patterns in Persian Gulf Veterans
This study uses MRI and conventional imaging to determine if there are any anatomical or physiological changes in the brains of Gulf War veterans that may point to a cause of unexplained illnesses associated with the Gulf War.
Project Number:HHS-5
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:November 01,1997 - October 30,2001
Location:Boston University, School of Public Health
Cost to Date: $1,818,000


The Role of Th1/Th2 Cytokine Balance in Gulf War-related Illness
This study using blood from humans measures cytokines (substances that coordinate the body's defense against illnesses) before and after antigens (like immunizations) to help determine whether or not multiple vaccinations against biological agents may change the immune system and lead to chronic fatigue.
Project Number:DoD-106
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:January 31,2000 - February 28,2002
Location:Guy's King's And St. Thomas' School of Medicine
Cost to Date: $292,411


Transgenic Engineering of Cholinesterases: Tools for Exploring Cholinergic Responses
The study looks at the various chemical enzymes that exists in the body in order to find a better means of protecting cells from the harmful effects of organophosphates.
Project Number:DoD-51
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1996 - February 28,2000
Location:Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Cost to Date: $864,000


War Syndromes from 1900 to the Present: Symptom Patterns and Long-Term Health Outcomes
The study compares symptoms referred to as "War Syndromes," from 1900 to the present, to determine if "unexplained" symptoms experienced by soldiers after combat are similar.
Project Number:DoD-70
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:February 09,1998 - March 08,2001
Location:Royal Defence Med. Coll
Cost to Date: $849,687