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The vaccination helps create an antibody that then passes through the placenta and ideally protects the baby from the bacterium in pertussis that is dangerous for infants, Pan said.
From this, the team identified nine cell-free RNAs that are distinct to the placenta and appeared to be just as predictive of the timing of full-term birth as a larger panel.
Those cells could then spread through the placenta into the other twin, even if his genes were free from the error.
Additional studies suggested excess testosterone from the mothers was crossing the placenta and affecting the fetuses.
During her pregnancy, Mollen was open about dealing with placenta previa and juggling a toddler.
According to court papers, Dellis’s placenta separated from the wall of her womb in February 2016, triggering a miscarriage.
Researchers from the Dutch study successfully created an artificial embryo that incorporates allows the cells to naturally intermingle, including the placenta cells.
Putting childbirth—at once universal and frankly mind-blowing (witness what a placenta looks like)—on display is a bold move for the MoMA.
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Definition of placenta for English Language Learners
medical : the organ in mammals that forms inside the mother's uterus, nourishes the unborn baby, and is pushed out of the mother after the birth of the baby
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