Media Type: News

Carlos Slim Foundation and the Broad Institute Launched a Website on Type 2 Diabetes Genomics

February, 2016

International diabetes research knowledge portal opens to public, scientists

October, 2015

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) have expanded a recently launched online library, called a knowledge portal, which allows open-access searching of human genetic and clinical information on type 2 diabetes. Individual data will remain confidential. The portal includes information from several major international networks, collected from decades of research.

International team unearths strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Latin American populations

June, 2014

Although type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem across the globe, Latin American countries carry a disproportionately heavy burden (relative rates of type 2 diabetes by country shown in purple above). Broad Institute researchers and their collaborators have discovered a strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that primarily affects Latin American patients, but is rare elsewhere.

Unskinny genes

January, 2014

Diabetes in Latin America: New research suggests a genetic susceptibility to the disease.

Sufrimos mas diabetes por un gen heredado de los neandertales

December, 2013

Un gran estudio en descendientes de indigenas americanos desvela un gen que explica por que hay mas diabetes entre latinoamericanos que entre europeos.


New genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes revealed

December, 2013

An international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly the elevated risk among Mexican and other Latin American populations.

Obama premia a un médico español por su investigación sobre la diabetes

November, 2011

Hay compañeros españoles un poco anquilosados

October, 2011

Para un científico joven, pocos reconocimientos hay mayores que recibir un premio del presidente de Estados Unidos por el gran potencial de sus investigaciones. A Jose Carlos Florez, medico español que busca nuevos métodos para tratar la diabetes tipo 2, le ocurrió el viernes.

Eight Harvard researchers win PECASE awards

September, 2011

President Barack Obama named 94 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), including eight from Harvard. The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Symposium Using genomic medicine in the fight against chronic diseases

May, 2011