A new advance could make it easier to study the placenta, and its role in pregnancy, miscarriage, and preeclampsia, say researchers.
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The placenta acts as a gatekeeper during pregnancy, but a study that shows how RSV can infect the fetus suggests it's not as impenetrable as once thought.
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A new technique that isolates trophoblast cells—placental cells that carry the complete fetal genome—could offer an alternative to more invasive tests.
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A new discovery could lead to safer and more effective maternal vaccines, which protect pregnant women and their newborns from dangerous infections.
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"…the placenta could actually help the mother's brain adapt to changing conditions during pregnancy to maintain a harmonious environment."
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Two proteins could be key to deciphering how pluripotent cells are born, which may one day lead to new ways of using stem cells to keep people healthy.
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