The condition occurs in up to ten per cent of all pregnancies and seriously affects both mother and baby. It leads to high blood pressure and other complications.
However, it’s not possible to predict when and where it will occur.
Coventry University is the only British university to be selected to aid in research, Coventry Telegraph reports
The trial was awarded to obstetric and gynaecology consultant Manu Vatish with biochemists Dimitris Grammatopoulos and Steve Smith at the UHCW NHS Trust.