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Pre-eclampsia joins the roster of protein-folding disorders

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pre-eclampsia is one of the more frequent problems in pregnancy. It occurs in about 3 percent to 5 percent of pregnancy cases worldwide. Now, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have shown that pre-eclampsia shares features with a disease that becomes a problem at the other end of the life span: Alzheimer's disease, and neurodegenerative disorders more generally.

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