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About: ripla.arora

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University. I am fascinated by the field of developmental biology where a single cell repeatedly and reproducibly gives rise to a complex multicellular organism. I use developmental genetics and quantitative 3D imaging to understand organogenesis and pattern formation.

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The home of the implanting embryo: A 3D perspective

Posted by on January 5th, 2017

Comment on “Insights from imaging the implanting embryo and the uterine environment in three dimensions”, Arora et al, Development 143(24):4749-4754 (2016).   More than 2000 years ago, Hippocrates (460-377BC) and Aristotle (384-322BC) described the human uterus as a series of chambers with a lining of tentacles or suckers. They believed that blood vessels connected the breast[…]