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Scientists Find Children’s Cells Living In Mothers’ Brains

Posted By Mark Boyer On February 9, 2013 @ 11:25 am In Inhabitots | No Comments

Mother and child, mom and kid, boy with mother, young boy with his mom [1]

The link between mother and child during pregnancy is perhaps the closest that two humans can ever be linked, but after childbirth they become two separate individuals — or do they? [2] New research suggests that the connection between mother and child may be much stronger than previously thought. The study, which was published recently in PLOS ONE [3], reveals that male cells have been found in the brains of women, sometimes decades after a woman had given birth. The findings could have broad implications, ranging from disease prevention to identifying immune disorders.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-find-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brains/mothers-and-babies-share-cells-537x428/

[2] or do they?: http://www.inhabitots.com/scientists-find-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brains-showing-mother-baby-bonds-may-extend-far-beyond-pregnancy/

[3] PLOS ONE: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045592

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