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Researchers successfully develop placenta-on-a-chip which mirrors what occurs in the human body.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a ‘placenta-on-a-chip’ to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus. This prototype is one of the latest in a series

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