Clues Into How Preeclampsia May Surface In Some Pregnancies

Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 19:21 in Health & Medicine

The COMT gene -- known already for its role in schizophrenia -- has been found to play a role in preeclampsia, according to a report in Nature. The study further suggests that a steroid molecule, 2-ME, may serve as both a diagnostic marker and therapeutic supplement for the treatment of this dangerous pregnancy disorder.

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