New scientific discovery: A blood test to predict miscarriages

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The joy of knowing you are going to have a baby knows no boundaries as it is the most profound news for any couple. But sometimes fate deals a cruel hand and negative factors concerning unforeseen circumstances of health or lifestyle can then end in termination of the pregnancy or miscarriage. How awful and depressing is that, only a would-be-mother can tell you. But as science is on a never ending spree of discovery, there is hope yet for safer pregnancies as a new blood test that can predict miscarriages is well on drawing board even as we speak.

A protein has been discovered by scientists which help embryos attach to the womb. Perhaps further study and blood tests pertaining to the level of such a protein within the womb could well determine if a pregnancy is at risk.

1 A Remarkable Discovery Gives Hope for Safer Pregnancy

In a remarkable discovery at Sheffield University, scientists found that a protein named Syncytin -1 is primarily responsible for assisting a fetus remain attached to its mother’s womb. The protein also influenced circumstances that would allow the mother know that the fetus was still there in the womb safe.

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The landmark discovery of a blood test predicting miscarriages will have a huge impact on pregnancies and pregnancy tests as doctors would be able to observe the development of an embryo in its early stages of development. What’s most significant of such a discovery is that complications would be easier to understand and determine during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriages could be predicted well in advance.

A Remarkable Discovery Gives Hope for Safer Pregnancy

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