Ob-Gyn researchers featured in preeclampsia article from Primate Research Center

Tags: reproductive sciences, research

  Researchers from the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, including Division Director Ian Bird, PhDDavid Abbott, PhD, and Derek Boeldt, PhD, feature prominently in a fascinating article on the future directions of preeclampsia research, from the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.

Preclinical and Clinical Collaborations Shed Light on Preeclampsia” provides a description of preeclampsia. The article then goes on to highlight important discoveries out of our department that contribute greatly to our current understanding of the disease, and set direction for future research:

“No one knows the cause or how to prevent preeclampsia, yet two top-cited recent scientific reviews from long-time WNPRC scientific collaborators who have studied pregnancy health in both monkeys and women are providing some insights: A 2018 review reveals an emerging role for androgens in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. A 2017 review describes the importance of the maternal vasculature to properly adapt to pregnancy to prevent preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders.”

Read the whole article to learn more about the crucial developments coming out of the Division of Reproductive Sciences.