Navigation Links
March of Dimes Provides $2.6 Million in New Funding for Preterm Birth Research
Date:2/22/2010

Six Innovative Scientists Aim to Predict and Prevent Preterm Birth

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists seeking answers to the complex problem of premature birth will explore whether stimulation of estrogen  receptors triggers preterm labor, study how genetics and the environment interact to cause preterm birth, and investigate whether vitamin D  can suppress factors that make some women more likely to give birth too soon, all with the financial support of the March of Dimes.

The March of Dimes has committed another $2.6 million to support the work of six scientists for the next three years as they study the causes of preterm birth. The 2010 grants bring the six-year total of the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative grant program to more than $15 million.

Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and babies who survive face serious lifelong health problems.  More than 543,000 babies are born too soon each year, and the nation's premature birth rate has increased 36 percent since the early 1980s.  Worldwide, about 13 million babies are born prematurely each year.

"We know that preterm birth is a complex problem and that there isn't one magic solution that will prevent babies from being born too soon," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Research, such as the projects we're supporting, is critical to giving all babies a healthy start in life."

Even with this new commitment of private dollars, more needs to be done, Dr. Howse said. The March of Dimes is calling on Congress to increase its funding to strengthen national data systems and to expand research on very early as well as late preterm births.

The 2010 PRI grant recipients are:

  • Iain L. Buxton, PharmD, University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Martin Hewison, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Emmet Hirsch, MD, University of Chicago
  • Stephen Lye, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sam Mesiano, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
  • Jeffrey C. Murray, MD, University of Iowa,

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart,  Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, sanofi pasteur, First Response, and Mission Pharmacal. To join an event near you, visit marchforbabies.org. For more information, go to the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org. (Source: March of Dimes)

SOURCE March of Dimes

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.marchofdimes.com/

'/>"/>

SOURCE March of Dimes
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Kids Tai Chi Workout Premieres in Westchester, New York, March 2, 2010
2. Key Pillars of Patient Centered Medical Home Will Be Focus of March 30 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Stakeholders Meeting
3. Tired of Snow, Sleet, and Stress? Join Deepak Chopra for a Week-Long Meditation Retreat this March in Florida's Warm Sunshine
4. Georgia Senators Urged to Stop Medicare Cut Before March 1 Deadline
5. WellPoint To Hold Conference Call and Webcast To Discuss 2010 Financial Outlook on March 17, 2010
6. March of Dimes National Ambassador Families and Senior Leadership Meet with President Obama
7. Health Care Reform Thought Leaders to Meet in March
8. Octapharma Accepting Applications for Research Grants Through March 31
9. Children in U.S. Ages 14 and Under Invited to Compete in 19th Annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest February 1 - March 5, 2010
10. March of Dimes Supports Urgent Needs of Mothers and Babies in Haiti Earthquake
11. Text Messages from Santa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... METTLER TOLEDO has published a ... a basic understanding of the techniques they use so they can more easily ... reduce waste and rework to create a leaner overall lab experience. , ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... i2i ... one of the highest preliminary data vendors in the latest KLAS report, Population Health ... i2i has led the developing market for population health management (PHM). The latest ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... with BASF Human Nutrition into the Food & Beverage and ... been BASF’s channel partner throughout Canada and USA geographies east of the Rocky ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Brenton Engineering , powered ... and flow wrapped products at WestPack 2015, February 9-11, in Anaheim, California. This ... to semi-automatic or fully-automatic case packing with a small footprint, rugged, highly flexible, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Venice, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 ... ... their new community enrichment program serving the greater Venice, FL area, has initiated ... died tragically in a car accident just four days after Christmas. To support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb.8, 2016 Aesthetic Devices - Medical Devices ... sector report, "Aesthetic Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, ... pipeline stage. This report is prepared ... research by GlobalData,s team of industry experts. *Note: ... altered based on the availability and relevance of data ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016 CBG Technologies, a U.S. company, ... Recycling Systems, specifically designed for precision parts cleaning. ... and existing vapor degreasers, parts washers and ultrasonic ... continuous recycling and recovers 100% of the solvent ... --> Precision parts manufacturers benefit from this ...
(Date:2/8/2016)...  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced ... and year-end 2015 results after the Nasdaq market closes ... a live conference call and webcast to discuss its ... February 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 ... http://www.neurocrine.com . --> Participants can access ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: