Diabetes racial disparity | Air pollution | Hereditary deafness

By Newsroom America Feeds at 9 Jan 2018

Factors contributing to type 2 diabetes for black Americans; air pollution and premature death; and treating hereditary deafness in mice

January 9, 2018 Edition

Nurse and senior patient, both African American https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/factors-contributing-higher-incidence-diabetes-black-americans Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/factors-contributing-higher-incidence-diabetes-black-americans

A study found that biological risk factorsincluding weight and fat around the abdomenare primarily responsible for the elevated rate of diabetes for black Americans.

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Smoke from coal power plant at sunset https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/air-pollution-linked-risk-premature-death Air pollution linked to risk of premature death https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/air-pollution-linked-risk-premature-death

A comprehensive analysis found that even short-term exposures to air pollution may have an impact on the health of older adults.

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Confocal microscopy images of mouse cochlea https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/technique-treats-hereditary-deafness-mice Technique treats hereditary deafness in mice https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/technique-treats-hereditary-deafness-mice

Researchers developed a genome editing strategy to treat hearing loss in a mouse model of hereditary deafness.

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