MRI finds brain ‘differences’ in US Cuban embassy staff

The mystery into why staff felt ill while serving in the country has been deepened
Reuters Health
The US Embassy in Havana
The US Embassy in Havana.

The mystery of what happened to US Embassy employees who reported feeling ill while serving in Cuba has been deepened by new advanced MRI scans, which differ from those of controls, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.

The advanced structural and functional MRI scans show the workers have less white matter and different neural connection patterns than a comparison group of people who did not work in Cuba, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.