Most expectant mothers know that a placenta is something that forms around fetuses to nourish and protect them. However, what they may not realize is that a placenta is considered an organ that only appears during pregnancy. Ryan Ashley, associate professor of animal science in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is exploring placental development and ways of preventing placental dysfunction, which leads to pregnancy complications in both humans and livestock.
As healthcare providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic face shortages of personal protective equipment, New Mexico State University is pitching in to help local hospitals in Las Cruces. “The Las Cruces health community is in need of N95 respirators or surgical masks, surgical gowns and face shields or goggles,” said Clint Lanier, NMSU assistant professor of English. “Anything we can spare from our research faculty would help.”
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