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Chance meeting leads to novel preeclampsia treatment

Ten years ago, a young doctor came into Melissa Moore’s hospital room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and asked whether she would participate in a study of a common complication of pregnancy called preeclampsia.

Moore, 30 weeks pregnant and there for an early delivery due to the potentially life-threatening condition, said yes — if the doctor would explain what caused it. Dr. Ananth Karumanchi launched into the stripped-down summary he typically gives patients, but Moore interrupted him. She was a scientist. She wanted details.

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