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Search help identify genetic predisposition for diabetes Latinos

Latinos - particularly women - are among several demographic groups most at risk for type 2 diabetes

 
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Computer scientist Jake Chen, who led the study
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Computer scientist Jake Chen, who led the study

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) and the Alivio Medical Center held in partnership, research that could help identify genetically the risk of diabetes for Latinos. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Latinos in particular, women are among several demographic groups most at risk for type 2 diabetes.

The scientist Jake Chen, School of Informatics at IU, will conduct a study to isolate the patterns of genetic association for the development of disease in Latino populations.

The genomic study of diabetes is designed to last one year and will include clinical research and bioinformatics. The IU School of Informatics and Center for Systems Biology and Personalized Medicine will analyze data from clinical specimens collected from patients in Latin Alivio Medical Center, to isolate the patterns of genetic association for the development of diabetes.

"With the support of Alivio Medical Center, we intend to use these patterns of association for the development of a genetic test that also assesses the hidden relationships between genetics and diabetes among Hispanics," said Chen.

Based in Indianapolis, Alivio Medical Center currently serves approximately 18,000 patients annually. About 85% of these patients are Latino, community facing a financial and cultural barriers that impede the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. The center believes the partnership with the university an important step in the prevention of diabetes among Latinos.

"Our partnership with the University of Indiana, will have great impact on the Latino community," said Dr. M. Alfedo López-Yunez, director of Alivio Medical Center. "This research will increase our understanding of the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes, allowing us to not only identify individuals predisposed to diabetes earlier, but also to intervene to prevent this devastating disease is prevalent."

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   Palavras-chave:   Diabetes    Genetic    Bioinformatics    Type 2 diabetes    Latinos   
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