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Plymouth grad helps to find potential treatment for pre-eclampsia

9:38 PM, Aug. 17, 2013
Derek Boeldt, shown at work in his lab at a UW Health science lab located at Meriter Hospital in Madison, recently helped discover a potential treatment for a disease that's the leading cause of premature births in industrialized countries.
Derek Boeldt, shown at work in his lab at a UW Health science lab located at Meriter Hospital in Madison, recently helped discover a potential treatment for a disease that's the leading cause of premature births in industrialized countries.
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A Plymouth native is part of a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers who recently discovered a potential treatment for a disease that's the leading cause of premature births in industrialized countries.

Derek Boeldt, a UW-Madison post-doctoral researcher and 2001 graduate of Plymouth High School, helped show that a compound commonly found in organic dairy products may hold a cure for pre-eclampsia, a hypertensive disease affecting 8 percent of all pregnant women and accounting for nearly 15 percent of all premature births worldwide.

The school has since applied for a ...

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