Tag: Placenta

Placenta protects itself and foetus from coronavirus infection

February 12, 2022

Researchers can now better explain how the placenta protects itself and the foetus within from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The placenta appears to “shed” a surface protein that the virus uses to break into and infect healthy cells, thereby keeping itself from deadly infection. In a study of 24 American women who gave […]

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