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Biomarkers and Interventions to Prevent Preterm Birth and Stillbirth Associated with Placental Malaria

Kevin Kain of the University Health Network and the University of Toronto in Canada will investigate malaria infections of the placenta to reveal specific roles of the immune response that lead to preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth. This project will focus on discovering biomarkers to identify at-risk pregnancies as well as new interventions to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Funding partners: Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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