Study suggests immune refocusing as possible treatment for stillbirth, prematurity
A premature infant is examined in the newborn intensive care unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s suggest refocusing an expectant mother’s immune cells to prevent them from attacking the fetus may be a therapeutic strategy for preventing pregnancy complications 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.