A clinician in a white lab coat sitting in a chair uses an arm cuff to measure the blood pressure of a pregnant patient sitting across from them.
RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.
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RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.

Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, BERNARDBODO

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Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
Amanda Heidt | Aug 1, 2021
High altitude is a natural laboratory for investigating pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, that restrict a fetus’s oxygen supply.
New RNA-Based Tool Could Assess Preeclampsia Risk
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
Transcripts circulating in the blood provide real-time information about maternal, fetal, and placental health.
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 22, 2022
In this webinar, Stella Goulopoulou and Iwijn de Vlaminck will discuss how they analyze cell-free DNA to identify biomarkers of various diseases and their complications, including preeclampsia, COVID-19, and transplant rejections.
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Abby Olena | Jul 31, 2019
The authors of a new study find no evidence for bacteria in the placenta, but others in the field question their interpretation of the data.
Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered
Ruth Williams | Jun 29, 2017
A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice. 
Study Bucks Belief that Oxidative Stress Is Bad for Pregnancy
Jef Akst | May 16, 2017
Mouse experiments indicate that, contrary to observations in pregnant women, reactive oxygen species contribute to normal placental development.