Molecular Signaling in Early Placenta Formation Gives Clues to Causes of Pregnancy Complications, University of Calgary and Chinese Academy of Sciences Study  
4/17/2013 7:05:05 AM

Understanding the molecular control of placenta formation, the organ which enables fetal growth, is critical in diagnosing and treating related pregnancy complications. A group of scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and the University of Calgary, Canada has revealed a molecular feedback loop that governs the earliest steps of placenta formation in mice, which is known to mimic placenta formation in humans.