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Development of Gene-Specific Progesterone Receptor Modulators to Prevent Preterm Birth

Sam Mesiano of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in the U.S. and his team will investigate the body's receptors for progestin-based therapies in pregnancy to identify ways to enhance anti-inflammatory processes in all pregnant women and prevent preterm birth. The long-term goal of this project is to develop an inexpensive oral therapy that will reduce the prevalence of preterm birth worldwide. Funding partners: Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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