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Research of UW-Madison's Cook featured by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

November 11, 2017

The research of UW-Madison's Dane Cook examining white matter damage and pain in veterans is featured in a news story from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Dane Cook
Cook is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and a research physiologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Research shows that structural damage to the white matter in the brain could be linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War Veterans, showing poorer white matter health is linked to higher pain levels, as well as higher levels of fatigue and depression. 

“Changes in brain white matter show that there is something wrong in the central nervous system that may explain why the veteran is experiencing widespread pain," said Cook in the article. 

Read the full article online: "White matter damage linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War Veterans."