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Research by Neva Kandzija features in latest Oxford Sparks video

The work of Neva Kandzija, a DPhil candidate at St Peter's, features in the latest Oxford Sparks animated video.

In the video, Neva, who is based within the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, explores questions relating to the role played during pregnancy by the placenta, an organ that allows communication between mother and foetus through the release of bubble-like vesicles. 

Her research focuses on how the messages inside these vesicles affect the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy, and whether the ways in which these messages can be read in order to provide an early warning of diseases such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. More information about Neva’s work can be found here.

Founded in 2011, the Oxford Sparks project brings together resources and information, allowing users to explore and discover Oxford University science and technology research through regular animations, podcasts, and videos. The project also creates suggested lesson plans for teachers in secondary schools, which use real life examples of cutting edge research to teach science, maths and more.

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Neva Kandzija Research