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Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother's immune system not to attack developing fetus

By Eva Gillis-Buck, Resident Physician, University of California, San Francisco
James Gardner, Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Tippi MacKenzie, Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
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How the immune system learns not to attack a developing fetus and placenta is important to understanding pregnancy and its common complications, like miscarriage.


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