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Mother’s own immune system may cause pregnancy complications

Study suggests immune refocusing as possible treatment for stillbirth,

Shedding New Light on Birth Complications
A is examined in the newborn intensive care unit at ’s Hospital Medical Center. Researchers at ’s suggest refocusing an expectant mother’s to prevent them from attacking the fetus may be a therapeutic strategy for preventing like stillbirth or prematurity.
Credit: Cincinnati Children’s


Funding support for the study came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (grants R01-AI087830, R01-AI100934, R21-AI112186), and an Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center