AGT2R gene variant might predispose women to pre-eclampsia New research at the University of Adelaide has revealed a genetic link in pregnant mums – and their male partners – to pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening complication during pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia involves high blood pressure and fluid retention and can cause damage to the kidneys and liver. About 7 percent of pregnancies are influenced by pre-eclampsia. In a paper online in the journal Placenta ahead of print publication now, the researchers say they have discovered a genetic variant involving the AGT2R gene, which might predispose females to pre-eclampsia. However, the genetic variant is only associated with pre-eclampsia when the pregnant mother is obese or overweight. Related StoriesDiscovery may open new doors to understanding how melanoma grows and spreadsResearchers determine inherited gene variation associated with pediatric severe lymphoblastic leukemiaPerisylvian polymicrogyria gene found ‘Being able to predict which females are at risk of pre-eclampsia is an extremely important objective in obstetrics,’ says Professor Claire Roberts from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute.One needs to take tips from a professional doctor and other necessary precautions ahead of taking them.
5.7 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled A meat provider has greatly expanded a floor beef recall, which now includes about 5. 7 million pounds of frozen and fresh meat which may be contaminated with E. Coli. David Goldman, acting administrator of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Provider, announced on Saturday that the recall would be expanded to include products with sell-by dates from April 6-April 20.