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Malaria during pregnancy can alter babies’ immunity

Mothers infected with the mosquito-borne parasite during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their offspring and change their babies’ risk of later infection, new study shows

May 8, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study looks at how malaria can alter the mother-child cell sharing that happens during pregnancy — and how that cell sharing can affect the baby's risk of infection later in life.

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A lasting Mother's Day gift -- baby's cells

Baby's and mom's cells mingle during pregnancy and those that stick around have broad impacts on health -- from cancer to diabetes

May 9, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

As every new mother knows, having children changes you – your time and life are irrevocably no longer solely your own. Neither, it turns out, are your cells.

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Hutchinson Center study finds male DNA in women's brains

Research in Dr. Lee Nelson's lab is first to show high frequency of male microchimerism in female brain; further study needed to determine medical implications

Oct. 1, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

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Pregnancy may lower rheumatoid arthritis risk

Mothers nearly 40 percent less likely to have the disease

April 12, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

A new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists finds that women who give birth may have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who remain childless, but the potential protective effect seems to fade over the years.

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Stem cells from mom may treat diabetic child

Nelson Lab findings could lead to development of new treatments for type 1 diabetes and similar diseases

March 1, 2007 | By DEAN FORBES

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Inviting healthy intruders to stay

Stem-cell transplant specialist V.K. Gadi is on a mission to find easier, reliable, more affordable ways for physicians to diagnose and prevent cell rejection

Feb. 1, 2007 | By STEPHANIE CARTIER

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