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February 2015

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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.

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. Well done to both of you!

Special congratulations are in order for Owen Vaughan et al.  Owen's research indicates that increased levels of stress hormones can lead pregnant mice to overeat; this affects the growth of the foetus and, potentially, the long term health of the offspring. For more details, see the University press release, a podcast interview and the paper itself: Vaughan OR, Fisher HM, Dionelis KN, Jefferies EC, Higgins JS, Musial B, Sferruzzi-Perri AN & Fowden AL (2015) Corticosterone alters materno-foetal glucose partitioning and insulin signalling in pregnant mice. DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.287177. Well done Owen!