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Reducing Preeclampsia Morbidity Through Congo Red Dot Test

Irina Buhimschi of Yale University in the U.S. will optimize for developing world use a simple diagnostic urine test that uses the synthetic dye "Congo Red" to stain misfolded proteins that have been recently found to be excreted in the urine of women either suffering from or at high risk for preeclampsia. Identifying these proteins could lead to earlier treatment and lower rates of maternal deaths.

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