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Research Update - June 2010

The following articles were distributed for review in June 2010. You can access each article's abstract by clicking the link at the end of each citation below.

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Gulf War Specific Articles


1. Horner RD, Feussner JR, Kasarskis EJ. Neurological mortality among Gulf War veterans. Am J Ind Med. 2010. Available at:


2. Barth SK, Kang HK, Bullman TA, Wallin MT. Response to the letter to the editor on "Neurological mortality among Gulf War veterans". Am J Ind Med. 2010. Available at:


3. Cook DB, Stegner AJ, Ellingson LD. Exercise Alters Pain Sensitivity in Gulf War Veterans with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. J Pain. 2010. Available at:


4. Young HA, Maillard JD, Levine PH, et al. Investigating the Risk of Cancer in 1990-1991 US Gulf War Veterans With the Use of State Cancer Registry Data. Ann Epidemiol. 2010. Available at: 


5. Lippi G, Targher G, Franchini M. Vaccination, squalene and anti-squalene antibodies: Facts or fiction? Eur J Intern Med. 2010;21(2):70-73. Available at: 


6. Gade DM, Wenger JB. Combat exposure and mental health: the long-term effects among US Vietnam and Gulf war veterans. Health Econ. 2010. Available at: 


7. Artiss KL. The combat soldier. Mil Med. 2010;175(4):259-266. Available at: 



Other Relevant Research


8. Middlemore-Risher ML, Buccafusco JJ, Terry AV. Repeated exposures to low-level chlorpyrifos results in impairments in sustained attention and increased impulsivity in rats. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2010. Available at:


9. Furlong CE, Suzuki SM, Stevens RC, et al. Human PON1, a biomarker of risk of disease and exposure. Chem Biol Interact. 2010. Available at:


10. Mackenzie Ross SJ, Brewin CR, Curran HV, et al. Neuropsychological and psychiatric functioning in sheep farmers exposed to low levels of organophosphate pesticides. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2010. Available at:  

11. Mackness B, Beltran-Debon R, Aragones G, et al. Human tissue distribution of paraoxonases 1 and 2 mRNA. IUBMB Life. 2010;62(6):480-482. Available at: 

12. Loh Y, Swanberg MM, Ingram MV, Newmark J. Case report: Long-term cognitive sequelae of sarin exposure. Neurotoxicology. 2010;31(2):244-246. Available at: 

13. Ebrahimi M, Roudkenar MH, Imani Fooladi AA, et al. Discrepancy between mRNA and Protein Expression of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in Bronchial Epithelium Induced by Sulfur Mustard. J. Biomed. Biotechnol. 2010:6. Available at: 

14. Georgopoulos AP, Tan HM, Lewis SM, et al. The synchronous neural interactions test as a functional neuromarker for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a robust classification method based on the bootstrap. J Neural Eng. 2010;7(1):16011. Available at : 


15. Horstman LL, Jy W, Ahn YS, et al. Role of platelets in neuroinflammation: a wide-angle perspective. J Neuroinflammation. 2010;7(1):10.  Available at: 


16. Wilms H, Sievers J, Rickert U, et al. Dimethylfumarate inhibits microglial and astrocytic inflammation by suppressing the synthesis of nitric oxide, IL-1beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 in an in-vitro model of brain inflammation. J Neuroinflammation. 2010;7(1):30. Available at: 


17. Zhang D, Hu X, Qian L, O'Callaghan JP, Hong J. Astrogliosis in CNS Pathologies: Is There A Role for Microglia? Mol Neurobiol. 2010. Available at:  


18. Zhang F, Liu J, Shi J. Anti-inflammatory activities of resveratrol in the brain: Role of resveratrol in microglial activation. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010. Available at:



Gulf War Specific Articles


1. Calley CS, Kraut MA, Spence JS, Briggs RW, Haley RW, Hart J Jr. The neuroanatomic correlates of semantic memory deficits in patients with Gulf War illnesses: a pilot study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2010 Dec;4(3-4):248-55. Available at:


2. Tillman GD, Green TA, Ferree TC, Calley CS, Maguire MJ, Briggs R, Hart J Jr, Haley RW, Kraut MA. Impaired response inhibition in ill Gulf War veterans. J Neurol Sci. 2010 Oct 15;297(1-2):1-5. Available at:


3. Amin MM, Belisova Z, Hossain S, Gold MS, Broderick JE, Gold AR. Inspiratory airflow dynamics during sleep in veterans with Gulf War illness: a controlled study. Sleep Breath. 2010 Aug 12. Available at:


4. Amin MM, Gold MS, Broderick JE, Gold AR. The effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure on the symptoms of Gulf War illness. Sleep Breath. 2010 Aug 19. Available at: