CTR member Francesca Gaccioli's Pregnancy Outcome Prediction (POP) paper has been published in Placenta
This research showed that a protein (known as DLK1) circulating in the mother’s blood during pregnancy is produced by the foetus and its levels may provide a readout of foetal wellbeing.
Congratulations to Professor Dino A. Giussani, MA, PhD, ScD, who has been awarded a Fellowship ad eundem from The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG)
Wolf Reik co-authors paper reporting a single cell method for parallel sequencing of the transcriptome and methylome
Risk of preeclampsia in humans results from a failure of apes to evolve an epitheliochorial placenta
"Given the risk of complications for both mother and child from gestational diabetes, our findings suggest that screening women earlier on in pregnancy may help improve the short and long term outcomes for these women" Dr Ulla Sovio, Cambridge University
Last month saw the publication of What Is Trophoblast? A Combination of Criteria Define Human First-Trimester Trophoblast.
CTR Members and Babraham Institute Researchers Paulina Latos and Myriam Hemberger have recently had a paper published in Genes & Development.
Does 2D-Histologic identification of villous types of human placentas at birth enable sensitive and reliable interpretation of 3D structure?
Katie Skeffington, a PhD student with Dino Giussani, won best abstract by an in-training person at the 42nd International Meeting of The Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society held in Vancouver, Canada, August 9 - 13, 2015.
CTR Members and Researchers at The Babraham Institute, Paulina Latos and Myriam Hemberger (et al) have recently had a paper published in Nature Communications: Fgf and Esrrb integrate epigenetic and transcriptional networks that regulate self-renewal of trophoblast stem cells.
Lecturer in Reproductive Biology and former NGF, Erica Watson, was recently awarded a Lister Research Prize.
CTR Principal Investigator Francesco Colucci met with great success when he and his team attended NK2015, the 15th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity in early May.
Special congratulations are in order for Ulla Sovio and Gordon Smith (et al) who have had their first paper from the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction study (POPs) accepted by The Lancet.
Congratulations again, this time for CTR member Niu Youguo, whose poster, entitled as ‘Effects of Prenatal Hypoxia on Programmed Cardiac and Mitochondrial Function over Ageing’, has been selected for a Best New Investigator Poster Award at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Society for Reproductive Investigation at San Francisco, March 25-28, 2015.
Francesco Colucci & Jens Kieckbusch have just published their latest journal article (click on title for details): Maternal uterine natural killer cells nurture fetal growth: in medio stat virtus.
Congratulations again, this time for former Next Generation Fellow Miguel Branco, who was named Abcam Scientist of the Month. Do read his interview here!