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Infographic showing placenta development
Infographic: Early Placenta Development Sets the Stage
During early pregnancy, the placenta remodels the uterine environment to support fetal growth
Infographic: Early Placenta Development Sets the Stage
Infographic: Early Placenta Development Sets the Stage

During early pregnancy, the placenta remodels the uterine environment to support fetal growth

During early pregnancy, the placenta remodels the uterine environment to support fetal growth

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3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a human embryo anatomy
The Ephemeral Life of the Placenta
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Dec 4, 2023 | 10+ min read
Recent advances in modeling the human placenta, the least understood organ, may inform placental disorders like preeclampsia.
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
The Scientist | Apr 22, 2022 | 1 min read
In this webinar, Stella Goulopoulou and Iwijn de Vlaminck will discuss how they analyze cell-free DNA to identify biomarkers of various diseases and their complications, including preeclampsia, COVID-19, and transplant rejections.
A clinician in a white lab coat sitting in a chair uses an arm cuff to measure the blood pressure of a pregnant patient sitting across from them.
RNA in Blood Predicts High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Dan Robitzski | Jan 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Biomarkers in serum correlate with preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to fatal hypertension.
Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy
Amanda Heidt | Aug 1, 2021 | 5 min read
High altitude is a natural laboratory for investigating pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, that restrict a fetus’s oxygen supply.
New RNA-Based Tool Could Assess Preeclampsia Risk
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020 | 2 min read
Transcripts circulating in the blood provide real-time information about maternal, fetal, and placental health.
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 31, 2019 | 4 min read
The authors of a new study find no evidence for bacteria in the placenta, but others in the field question their interpretation of the data.
Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered
Ruth Williams | Jun 29, 2017 | 3 min read
A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice. 
Study Bucks Belief that Oxidative Stress Is Bad for Pregnancy
Jef Akst | May 16, 2017 | 2 min read
Mouse experiments indicate that, contrary to observations in pregnant women, reactive oxygen species contribute to normal placental development.
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