5. Dr. Glenna C. L. Bett, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, who is studying the physical properties of uterine muscle as a way to develop a medical treatment that can delay or prevent preterm labor.
6. Dr. Dror Harats at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel, who is using mice to explore the roles of certain maternal and fetal proteins in triggering spontaneous labor.
7. Dr. David Arnold Relman, Stanford University and Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education in California, who is looking to identify obscure and elusive bacteria and other microbes that may cause preterm labor.
8. Dr. Linda C. Giudice at the University of California, San Francisco, who is identifying obscure bacteria and other microbes in vaginal tissue to determine if they are associated with preterm delivery.
9. Dr. Mark Philippe at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, who, using mice, is exploring a basis for preventing preterm delivery by better understanding the immune system's response to infections during pregnancy.
10. Dr. Leonardo Pereira at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, who is seeking to learn whether women with prior preterm births who are destined for recurrent preterm births can be identified by specific protein patterns in cervical-vaginal fluid.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(sm), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
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