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Major prematurity research collaborative launched in Ohio

June 01, 2013


Three major Ohio universities and 4 hospitals have joined with the March of Dimes Foundation to establish a new collaborative research program aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth.

Does bed rest prevent preterm birth?

May 16, 2013


One in 3 women nulliparous women with a short cervix is prescribed some type of activity restriction, despite lack of benefit in prevention of preterm birth (PTB). Those are the findings from a secondary analysis of data from the Short Cervix and Nulliparity trial. Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, it is accompanied by a commentary titled “Bed Rest in Pregnancy: Time to Put the Issue to Rest” and an ethical argument for dismissing the practice.

DNA from Male Fetus May Alter Maternal Brain

October 03, 2012


Maternal-fetal exchange of cells may result in deposition of male DNA to the mother’s brain that lasts a lifetime and has potential health effects. So say the results of a study published in PLoS One of autopsied brain tissue from women aged 32 to 101 without neurologic disease or with Alzheimer’s disease.