British researchers announced on Wednesday that they could do an early stage of artificial placenta. This can be an experimental model that helps some women understand the complications during pregnancy. .
If the placenta does not function properly, "it can cause serious problems, such as eclampsia or dropouts … But our knowledge about this important organ is very limited because we do not have good experimental models." Margertita Turco, a leading author of the study published in the Tabigat scientific journal, made a statement.
In general, medical research will first of all check the potential and reliability of new treatments for animals. "Human placenta is very different from other species, so animal specimens do not really work," said Ashley Moffett, professor at the Department of Pathology at the Cambridge University. She has been working in the culture of placental cell culture for more than 30 years.
His research group is isolated and grown after a few days after the inoculation of the so-called trophoblasts, and then into the placenta and the cord.
Scientists call the "small placenta" that produces the actual placenta and secretory hormones that change women's metabolism during pregnancy and the functioning of the protein in the vitreous.
They hope that this "organoid" model will impair the disorder that impairs the embryo implantation or may cause problems with postpartum pregnancy.
Former eclampsia has emerged from placental dysfunction, but according to the World Health Organization, in 2015, about 47,000 of these symptoms are characterized by high blood pressure due to excessive placenta. urine in the urine.
Also, the mother's medicines can help the placenta how it affects and how some infections go through this natural barrier (eg, the Zika virus), and others (like fever, but close).
Last year, the Cambridge team complemented the spleen of the uterus in the uterus – clotting the uterus and implanting the placenta during pregnancy.
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