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Preeclampsia May Share Cause with Disorders Such as Alzheimer's

A potential cause of -- and a better diagnostic method for -- preeclampsia has been discovered by researchers. Preeclampsia is one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. "We were studying the urine of pregnant women with preeclampsia and noticed these improperly folded proteins, and that was the 'Eureka!' moment. It meant that preeclampsia could be similar to other protein misfolding diseases, such as Alzheimer's and mad cow disease," authors explained.
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