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 • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: placenta pregnancy pathogens infections health-and-medicine 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 • futurity
Aug. 2, 2019 ~6 min

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

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