According to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers, women who have pregnancy complications tend to show clear differences from the immune gene activity pattern of women with healthy pregnancies. The intention of the study was to identify early predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus, but researchers ended up finding that the changes of the immune system during pregnancy is similar in women both with and without lupus. The findings have positive implications for predicting pregnancy complications in all women as well as those with a disease, and hopefully for identifying prevention methods as well.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E network. Learn more about the study here: https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2019/04/study-reveals-early-molecular-signs-of-high-risk-pregnancy