Invaders (2013)

VPRO/NTR

Labyrint (VPRO/NTR) Indringers/Invaders from Karin Schagen on Vimeo.

In the first half of this episode of Labyrint we focus on the miraculous acceptance of the cells of another individual, the child, in the mother. What causes the immune system to accept the fetus. What is the role of the father, and what is going wrong in e.g. the HELPP syndrome. The second half is about chimerism, the stem cells mother and child share, decades after the birth of a child. What is their role, do they cure, do they cause auto immune diseases?