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Researchers discover a new signaling pathway in embryonic development.

During pregnancy, the mother supplies the fetus with nutrients and oxygen via the placenta. If placental development is impaired, this may lead to growth disorders of the embryo or to life-threatening diseases of the mother such as preeclampsia, a serious condition involving high blood pressure and increased urinary protein excretion. Now, researchers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

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