Prevention of preterm birth: Harnessing science to address the global epidemic

@article{Rubens2014PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of preterm birth: Harnessing science to address the global epidemic},
  author={C. Rubens and Y. Sadovsky and L. Muglia and M. Gravett and Eve M. Lackritz and Courtney A. Gravett},
  journal={Science Translational Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={262sr5 - 262sr5}
}
  • C. Rubens, Y. Sadovsky, +3 authors Courtney A. Gravett
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Science Translational Medicine
  • This review summarizes the state of research on the causes of preterm birth, potential targets for prevention, and translational challenges and opportunities. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide, but current interventions to prevent prematurity are largely ineffective. Preterm birth is increasingly recognized as an outcome that can result from a variety of pathological processes. Despite current research efforts, the mechanisms underlying these processes… CONTINUE READING

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