2010 Press Releases


  • A Blessing in Disguise

    Released April 26, 2010 -- Anne Gingery from the Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, investigated how specific factors released from the placenta of women with preeclampsia inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Preeclampsia is a high blood pressure syndrome in pregnant mothers that is caused when the blood supply in the placenta of the developing baby is restricted. The findings revealed that factors released during preeclampsia affect the stem cells of the mammary gland in some way that changes how the cells develop, which may affect protection against cancer.