26 September 2017
Vol 10, Issue 498

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Online Cover This week features a Research Article that highlights a role for a specific subset of natural killer (NK) cells in maintaining maternal-fetal tolerance and reducing fetal loss. NK cells that had the receptor Tim-3 on the cell surface were increased in number during the first trimester and were associated with an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive environment. Thus, this NK cell subset may serve as a biomarker for the prediction of recurrent miscarriage in humans. [Image:]