We are delighted to share that our Head of Department, Professor Gordon Smith has taken on the role of Ambassador for Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) to help drive the charity’s ground-breaking work to save babies’ lives. His internationally recognised research is looking for better ways to predict problems in pregnancy so babies and mothers […]
Congratulations to Professors Gordon Smith and Steve Charnock-Jones on the publication of their paper in Nature. The study is the first high-resolution survey of the genomic architecture of the human placenta, revealing specific patterns of mutation that are commonly found in childhood cancers In the first study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta, […]
Congratulations to Dr Francesco Colucci and co-authors whose article entitled “Distinctive phenotypes and functions of innate lymphoid cells in human decidua during early pregnancy” has featured in the Editors’ Highlights. Selection was made as the paper was recognised as some of the “most exciting Immunology work” published in Nature Communications.
Cambridge Reproduction SRI is delighted to sponsor the panel ‘Sexual Health and Reproduction’ at the conference Queer Migrations: Transnational Sexualities in Theory and Practice: PANEL 3: Sexual Health and Reproduction Friday 27 November 2020, 4 – 5:30pm, online Chair: Julieta Chaparro Buitagro (University of Cambridge) Marcin Smietana (University of Cambridge), ‘LGBTQ Reproductive Migrations and Queer […]
A new study published in PLoS Genetics by Miguel Constância’s group shows that a gene called Igf2, which produces a protein similar to insulin, and is active only on the chromosome inherited from the father, is key for the control of pancreas size and function. Within the pancreas, Igf2 is mostly active in a specific […]
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology by Susanne Lager and colleagues shows that lesions and accumulation of specific immune cells in the placental tissue are more common in fetal growth restriction and pre‐eclampsia than in uncomplicated pregnancies. Read the full paper now.
A study by Ulla Sovio, Gordon Smith and colleagues, published in Nature Medicine, has identified metabolites predictive of fetal growth restriction (FGR) at term. FGR means that the fetus fails to grow according to its growth potential. The condition is a major cause of stillbirth, neonatal morbidity and mortality and is also associated with developmental […]
Unfortunately due to precautions around the Coronavirus, a number of events for the Science Festival have been cancelled including the O&G session. See the Festival website for the updated programme and what sessions will continue. The Department hopes to run its event at a later time.
Metabolomic prediction of pregnancy-related disorders Speaker: Nancy McBride, Doctor of Philosophy Student, University of Bristol Time: Thursday 5th of March 2020, 16:00-17:00 Location: The Rosie Hospital, Seminar Room 2A, Cambridge CB2 0SW http://www.media-studio.co.uk/roomdirections The talk will include an overview of Nancy’s previous work using NMR metabolomics to predict pregnancy outcomes. The use of mass spectrometry-based […]
A new study published in Nature Communications by Francesco Colucci’s group (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) in collaboration with Andrew Sharkey’s laboratory (Department of Pathology) identified subsets of human decidual innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), with features distinct from blood ILC. The lining of the pregnant uterus, called the decidua, is an interface between maternal and […]