Understanding placenta abnormalities

Understanding what can go wrong with the placenta, the bridge between fetal and maternal systems during pregnancy, and using that knowledge to reduce pre-term issues is the focus of research by Daniel MacPhee, an associate professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

His work with human and mouse placenta could lay the groundwork for preventing future disease and pre-term births.

Read more about his work with a newly-discovered protein called nesfatin on the WCVM website.

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