It doesn't really address specifically what about pre-eclampsia, etc. that they were researching, but I'll keep an eye on this and if anyone knows more (besides the stem cell research debate), I'd love to hear about it.
In a refrigerator-sized incubator in a small lab on the second floor of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, researchers are growing tiny colonies of embryonic stem cells.
Every day, a small squad of scientists nurtures and feeds those controversial cells, searching for clues about pre-eclampsia, a disease that causes hypertension in pregnant women.
Until last week, the research was supported by tax dollars. But a federal judge's ruling has cast doubt on the future of such research, in Columbia and in labs across the nation.