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10 years of CTR: top 10 achievements
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Trophoblast Research; here are some of its most important achievements.
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From conception to birth: celebrating a decade of the Centre for Trophoblast Research
The Centre for Trophoblast Research, ten years old today, is helping transform our understanding of the earliest stages of our lives — and in particular, the role of the placenta and interactions between the mother and her unborn child.
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Joanna Rakoczy awarded international prize for best abstract
Dr Rakoczy, member of the CTR, has been chosen to receive a special International Award for Best Abstract by the Society for Study of Reproduction
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PDN members awarded prizes at IFPA 2017
Nadejda Capatina, Hannah Yong and Joanna Rakoczy received prizes at the International Federation of Placenta Associations meeting in Manchester
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Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development
CTR researchers have revealed the role of the OCT4 gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos.
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Breath of life: how your risk of heart disease may stem back to your time in the womb
The environment in the womb as we first begin to grow may also determine our future: researchers from PDN, CTR and Barcroft center featured on the latest issue of Research Horizons.
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Placenta plays pivotal “umpire” role to influence pregnancy outcomes
New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother’s physical ability to provide.
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Placental origins of chronic diseases
Graham Burton, Abigail Fowden and Kent Thornburg from PDN and CTR featured in an article on Physiological Reviews
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Protein DLKI in blood of pregnant women may predict possible pregnancy complications and poor fetal growth
Mary Cleaton from CRT was featured in a paper published in Nature Genetics.
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Romina Plitman makes front cover of Placenta journal
CTR and PDN researchers featured on the cover with article about three-dimensional modeling of human placental terminal villi
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