Common cold virus sneaks in to infect placenta

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.

Keith Brannon-Tulane | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: health-and-medicine infections pathogens placenta pregnancy rsv

Experimental RSV vaccine boosts immune system for months

A new, experimental vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) shows early promise in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health immune-systems rsv vaccines viruses

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