TU Wien (Vienna)
This is incredible to know about the placenta. the placenta is the most important part of pregnancy. I wish they had this discovery before.
It’s fine now we all know. I had complete placenta previa.
Since then really wanted to know more aggressively about new researches regarding placenta:)
Artificial placenta created in the laboratory
Complex substance exchange between mother and child
“The transport of substances through biological membranes plays an important role in various areas of medicine”, says Prof. Aleksandr Ovsianikov of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien. “These include the blood-brain barrier, ingestion of food in the stomach and intestine, and also the placenta.”
The placenta protects the infant by filtering out harmful substances while allowing others to pass through with ease. The Austrian scientists have now mimicked the natural processes that created the placenta with the help of novel, laser-based 3D printing process. The researchers claimed the artificial material is the closest scientists have come to replicating the fundamental human organ. Professor Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Institute of Materials Science and Technology in Vienna, said the placenta is a vital element of the human body. The expert said: “The transport system of substances through biological membranes plays an important role in various areas of medicine. “These include the blood-brain barrier, ingestion of food in the stomach and intestine, and also the placenta.”