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Published on Jul 12, 2012
The placenta is the interface between the mother and her baby, which means it is not only key to a successful pregnancy, it determines the future health of every one of us. In this film Professor Graham Burton discusses how the Trophoblast Centre was established to generate a fresh approach into placental research. The Centre focuses on common complications during pregnancy that have their roots in poor placental development -- such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, stillbirth and low birth weight - and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy.
The CTR encourages new researchers into the field by providing Graduate Studentships and Fellowships. Its hosts an annual scientific meeting open to all interested, and an introductory placental biology course.
Centre for Trophoblast Research Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Physiological Laboratory Downing Street Cambridge, CB2 3EG