Inside the Placenta (image) Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia Caption Inside the placenta: infected red blood cells (IRBC, in green) in the maternal blood space (MBS; in red) are localized near the placental tissue (trophoblast, in blue). (A) Snap shot of a live image of the placenta and (B) schematic representation of the structures shown in A. Credit Credits: Luciana Moraes, IGC. Usage Restrictions Request permission from email@example.com Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.