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An Immunological Timeline for Pregnancy

By | September 1, 2017

A new study uses blood samples from pregnant women to track changes in the immune system leading up to birth, and predicts gestational age from the mothers’ immune signatures.

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Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine Trials

By | August 14, 2017

Some vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled.

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Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses

By | July 13, 2017

The first-of-its-kind study follows on the heels of ethicists’ urging vaccine developers to conduct clinical trials in pregnant women.

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Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies

By | July 6, 2017

John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.

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Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered

By | June 29, 2017

A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice. 

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Mouse experiments indicate that, contrary to observations in pregnant women, reactive oxygen species contribute to normal placental development.

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Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.

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Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions

By | December 20, 2016

Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.

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Bacteria Assails Immune System with Toxin

By | October 18, 2016

A Streptococcus bacterium invades the placenta with the aid of a neutrophil-puncturing pigment.

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Zika Update

By | August 24, 2016

More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

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