Researchers in Mexico Profile Molecular Markers with Potential to Predict Diabetes Complication
In a recent peer-reviewed publication appearing in BMJ Open Ophthalmology, researchers in Mexico describe serological cytokine profiles with significant statistical correlation to diabetic retinopathy (DR), a complication of type 2 diabetes (DM 2).
Incidence of type 2 diabetes is disproportionally concentrated and irregularly distributed across racial and ethnic minorities including Latinx and BIPOC populations in the United States. The findings by Jonathan Uriel Quevado-Martínez et al. (2021) suggest that further understanding of putative biomarkers may, "select [for] proper therapeutic targets for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy."
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