‘Clinicians have known this intuitively for quite some time,’ said William C. Hsu, M.D., Vice President of International Applications at Joslin Diabetes Middle and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and lead writer of the paper. ‘They can see that Asian Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes when they usually do not appear to be obese or obese regarding to general criteria.’ For members of the overall population, the Association now recommends testing for diabetes when BMI reaches 25 kg/m2 or higher.Embargoed for 12:01 a.m. ET, 8 December, 2009 Sensory Deficits May Hold Key to Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia. Identifying visual and auditory sensory deficits in adolescents who are simply beginning to develop schizophrenia will help restore sensory function and prevent illness development altogether. Experts discovered that impairment in fundamental sensory processing abilities cause many of the more difficult cognitive deficits observed in people with schizophrenia. Scientists also were able to identify two biomarkers – biological signatures of illness – in the brain that can help identify people who can reap the benefits of early intervention.