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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.
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 28, 2022
Mild or severe COVID-19? An antibody story

At this point, we're no strangers to COVID-19, the disease caused by the viral agent SARS-CoV-2. Why some people got very sick with COVID-19, even die, while others had an only mild illness, barely even noticing they are sick, was an enigma even as the... click to read more

  • Arjun Arkal Rao | Data Scientist at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
  • Alexis J. Combes | Group Leader at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 30, 2021
Heart failure: unexpected role of stem cell treatments

Buzz words circulating around the medical profession and the media right now are "stem cell therapy". This treatment usually involves isolating adult cells from patients and injecting them to a specific place in a human body. There seems to be some promise in animal studies... click to read more

  • Emma J. Agnew | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Ronald J. Vagnozzi | Research Instructor at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Jeffery D. Molkentin | Professor at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 5, 2020