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New findings could lead to vaccine for severe malaria

... have shown. They therefore collected and analysed placentas on site in Uganda. "Most of the parasites we studied could bind to three different receptors in the placenta," she says. "This would mean that a future vaccine cannot be based on the principle of one protein-one receptor, as was previously believed....

Key to early diagnosis of autism may be in the placenta

... had observed an unusual pathologic finding in the placentas from children with Asperger Syndrome, an ASD condi...ultidisciplinary team of Yale researchers compared placentas from 13 children with ASD to those from 61 unaffected children for the presence of trophoblast inclu...

Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth

...iny amounts of virus-laden blood leak from women's placentas to babies during labor. All of the subjects and their babies had been given single-dose anti-retroviral drugs to minimize HIV transmission. "This work shows strongly for the first time that what we call placental microtransfusions during birth are r...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

...ls to differentiate into specific cell types, then placentas would no longer be relegated to the trashcan. Inst...fetus. According to the researchers' studies using placentas from full-term pregnancies, amniotic epithelial cells have many of the telltale surface markers that...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...y available because it is extracted from discarded placentas (afterbirth) following child birth. Adult bone marrow must be harvested from living donors through an invasive surgical procedure. Finally, cord blood cells are less mature than adult bone marrow cells and thus do not need to perfectly match the pat...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...y available because it is extracted from discarded placentas (afterbirth) following child birth. Adult bone marrow must be harvested from living donors through an invasive surgical procedure. Finally, cord blood cells are less mature than adult bone marrow cells and thus do not need to perfectly match the pat...

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