Placental cells indicate fetal brain health for early intervention

Neuroscience News June 10, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: Fetal placental macrophages can indicate fetal brain microglia health, crucial for brain development. Maternal immune activation negatively affects brain development. Male fetuses are more affected by maternal obesity. Research by Massachusetts General Hospital suggests using placental macrophages as biomarkers for fetal brain health. This could lead to early identification and intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders. Funding from various sources supported the study.

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