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Researchers successfully develop first ever placenta-on-a-chip.

Prematurely born babies may experience lifelong, debilitating consequences with the underlying mechanisms of this condition not well understood, due in part to the difficulties of experimenting with intact, living human placenta.  Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first ever placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier.  The team state that

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