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Effective Treatment to Prevent Preterm Delivery

Iain Buxton of the University of Nevada School of Medicine will test the theory that the uterine muscle is regulated by a unique potassium channel that allows it to remain relaxed while a growing fetus continues to exert increasing pressure. Studying the dysfunction of this channel could lead to a therapeutic target to treat preterm delivery.

More information about Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns (Round 6)

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