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Could trophoblasts be the immune cells of pregnancy?

Trophoblasts, cells that form an outer layer around a fertilized egg and develop into the major part of the placenta, have now been shown to respond to inflammatory danger signals, researchers from Norwegian University of ...

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Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support

Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories ...

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Study unlocks basis of key immune protein's two-faced role

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Profilin can induce severe food-allergic reactions

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