Rutgers University is teaming up with other top schools to launch a research center funded with a $5 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to find out how the placenta will support healthy pregnancies.
How does the placenta keep harmful substances away from developing babies, all while still providing proper nutrition to them?
The exact mechanisms remain unknown. That is why Rutgers University, Tulane University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Rochester teamed up to launch the Integrated Transporter Elucidation Center, which will operate from the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences campus in Piscataway, under the leadership of Rutgers professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Lauren Aleksunes.
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