A new study from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) has identified patterns of inflammation in the blood and adipose tissue. Researchers found six cytokines (immune cell signaling proteins) signature patterns involving 16 cytokines. (Inflammation is characterized by an interplay between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines.) These findings were validated in cohort studies and are believed to be significant for clinical identification of those at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read more.