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Important Cause of Preeclampsia Discovered

Norwegian SciTech News

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Despite being the subject of increasing interest for a whole century, how preeclampsia develops has been unclear – until now.

Researchers believe that they have now found a primary cause of preeclampsia.

“We’ve found a missing piece to the puzzle. Cholesterol crystals are the key and we’re the first to bring this to light,” says researcher Gabriela Silva.

Silva works at NTNU’s Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR), a Centre of Excellence, where she is part of a research group for inflammation in pregnancy led by Professor Ann-Charlotte Iversen.

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