pregnancy

Episode 14 - Matt got married, and we're talking about pregnancy

Non of this swelling is due to inflammation or microbes. Source: wikipedia

Non of this swelling is due to inflammation or microbes. Source: wikipedia

We're back! And I know what you're thinking - it's about damn time. We have excuses, but we won't bore you with them.

In this episode, we're talking about the placental microbiome - that is, the bacteria that hang around a developing fetus in the womb. Wait, there are bacteria hanging around a developing fetus? Apparently!

Matt also waxes poetic on the immunology of pregnancy, and Kate tells us why family planning might someday involve infecting yourself with worms. 

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Episode 11 - No, Not Seminol

Image from  wikipedia

Image from wikipedia

This episode brought to you by Kevin's malfunctioning audio equipment and Matt's computer meltdown... seriously, this episode was cursed!

But in the end, we had a great discussion about sCD38, a molecule that's secreted in mouse and human sperm, and may play a role in suppressing a mother's immune response to a new fetus. 

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Kevin, podcasting in the dark

Kevin, podcasting in the dark