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Life’s critical link: the amazing role of the placenta in pregnancy and life-long health

Saturday 14 March: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Plant and Life Sciences Marquee, Marquee on the Lawn, Downing Site, CB2 3EA

What is the placenta and what is its role during pregnancy and birth? Join researchers from the Centre for Trophoblast Research and discover more about the formation and function of this remarkable organ, its importance to pregnancy and health beyond the womb and the pioneering work that is going on in Cambridge.

The placenta forms the active interface of the most biologically intimate and important connection between two organisms. In mammals it connects a mother to her baby during pregnancy and performs many vital functions, including the transport of nutrients for fetal growth. Without it, none of us would have developed within our mother, let alone been born.

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Age: All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free

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