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COVID-19 during pregnancy causes fetal and placental inflammation

Pregnant women with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are at increased risk of severe disease and mortality as well as pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and preterm birth. COVID-19 is therefore particularly dangerous during pregnancy, as both the mother and fetus are... click to read more

  • Derek Miller | Research Associate at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Valeria Garcia-Flores | Assistant Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Nardhy Gomez-Lopez | Associate Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
Views 944
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 28, 2022
Genetics agrees: Africa is thriving in diversity

Since the Human Genome Project published the first sequence of the human DNA code in 2001, the field of human genetics has dramatically expanded. New studies have identified specific changes in the DNA code (or genetic variants) that are linked to why some people are... click to read more

  • Neil Hanchard | Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
  • Ananyo Choudhury | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Zane Lombard | Senior Scientist at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Views 1972
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 27, 2022
Organizing DNA sets the tempo of gene activation

A full copy of our DNA is very long – about two meters. Yet, it fits inside the nucleus of our cells; a space of around 6 micrometers – less than the width of a human hair. The DNA fits in this tiny space because... click to read more

  • Eddie Rodriguez-Carballo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Depaertment of Molecular Biology, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
Views 1876
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 21, 2022
Can nerve signals put a halt to type 1 diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes the immune system goes awry, but the reasons why are not completely understood, and we lack treatments to control type 1 diabetes. We found that nerve signals may hold one key to solving the mystery. Normally your blood sugar level is... click to read more

  • Gustaf Christoffersson | Assistant Professor at Department of Medical Cell Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
Views 1706
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 16, 2022
Deep brain-mediated effects of stress on sleep and immunity

The brain is formed with a constellation of various types of neurons interacting with internal milieu and external surroundings in a dynamic manner. Sleep occupies one-third of one’s lifetime and a good night’s sleep is vital for survival. Living in a fast-paced modern society, people... click to read more

  • Shi-Bin Li | Research Scientist at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • Luis de Lecea | Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Views 2365
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 27, 2021