Improving pregnancy understanding with a “placenta on a chip”

Improving pregnancy understanding with a “placenta on a chip”

Studying the placenta and the ways in which materials can move across the maternal-fetal barrier is important to prenatal research, but it can be difficult and time-consuming. However, new research is providing a way for these processes to be studied more easily: a “placenta on a chip”! Previously, cell and animal studies have been important […]

Pregnant? Don’t stress…

Pregnant? Don’t stress…

It may seem impossible- come on, is it really possible for an expecting mom to NOT have stress? But new research could give you another reason to stress… about being stressed! When levels of certain stress hormones were increased in pregnant mice, researchers found that while the mice ate more food, their bodies weren’t as […]