Pregnancy

Experimental treatment for preeclampsia effective in animals, NIH-funded researchers show

In studies of mice and nonhuman primates, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have used a technique known as RNA interference to reduce high levels of a protein that can cause preeclampsia, a potentially fatal high blood pressure disorder of pregnancy.

High blood sugar during pregnancy ups risk of mother’s type 2 diabetes, child’s obesity

Mothers with elevated blood glucose during pregnancy – even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational diabetes – were significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes a decade after pregnancy than their counterparts without high blood glucose.