Zebrafish Aquaculture Core (ZAC) Facility and the McAllister Heart Institute bring discoveries to light.
Artwork by Lina Carballo, MS1
Research in Dr. Kathleen Caron’s lab shows that listening to the hormonal ‘conversation’ between mother and fetus could reveal new opportunities for preeclampsia detection and prevention.
Hormonal signals from a developing fetus help recruit special cells (shown here in green) that enlarge the mother’s blood vessels (black area), sending more blood to the fetus and preventing preeclampsia. Image credit: Caron Lab, UNC