Navigation Links
New Research Shows Genes of Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses Can Increase the Risk of Preterm Labor
Date:2/4/2010

e relationship between genetics and preterm birth and is a step toward personalized medicine," said Alan R. Fleischman, MD, medical director of the March of Dimes. "This has the potential to allow us to identify a woman who is at risk for delivering early and provide her with specialized, individualized care so that she may carry her baby to term, and help give more babies a healthy start in life."

All patients in the case-control study had at least one prior spontaneous preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of gestation). The study extracted DNA from the cord blood and maternal blood of more than 800 pregnant Hispanic women and their fetuses, and then genotyped more than 700 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 190 candidate genes that may predispose to preterm birth.

Fetuses that carried a SNP gene variation in IL6R, which influences inflammation, had twice the risk of preterm birth.  DNA variants in maternal genes also increased the risk of preterm birth. Together these factors provide new evidence that genetic predisposition to preterm birth can depend on the DNA of both mother and fetus and how the two interact.

Today's award-winning study, "Identification of Fetal and Maternal Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Candidate Genes that Predispose to Spontaneous Preterm Labor with Intact Membranes," is the seventh study by SMFM members to be honored by the March of Dimes for innovative research focused on preventing premature birth. The March of Dimes is conducting a national Prematurity Campaign aimed at using research and awareness to reduce the increasing rate of premature birth.

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (est. 1977) is a nonprofit membership group for obstetricians/gynecologists who have additional formal education and training in maternal-fetal medicine. The society is devoted to reducing high-risk pregnancy complications by educating its 2000 members
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
3. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
4. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
5. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
6. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
7. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
8. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
9. HIVs impact in Zimbabwe explored in new research
10. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
11. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... author explained how many dental practices across the country are switching from traditional ... According to Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Saleh of Ora Dentistry Spa, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... According to a study ... 2 diabetes that participated in a three year study about weight loss and diabetes ... if they elected weight loss surgery at the onset of the trial. In fact, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... , ... Celebrity hairstylist and Beauty Gives Back Art Team member Ted Gibson ... Thursday, Oct. 1, at the La Valencia Hotel. The presentation, on the eve of ... and professional hair, makeup and nail design. , The evening of beauty and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Georgia State University ... across the country in stemming sexual assaults on their campuses. , The free, ... consortium of sexual assault researchers and student affairs professionals responding to calls by ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Splashtop Inc. , the ... Support , a solution optimized for MSPs and IT professionals looking for a ... and inadequate customer services of existing remote support solution, many MSPs and ITs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Article on CAD/CAM Dental Technology Highlights the Advantages of 21st Century Dentistry, Notes Ora Dentistry Spa 2Health News:Recent Journal Article on Diabetes Remission Adds to the Growing Pile Of Evidence in Favor of Bariatric Surgery, Says Dr. Feiz and Associates 2Health News:Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson Explores Fusion of Fashion and Beauty at “Beauty Behind the Fashion” at Fashion Week San Diego Proceeds to benefit THIRST Project 2Health News:Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson Explores Fusion of Fashion and Beauty at “Beauty Behind the Fashion” at Fashion Week San Diego Proceeds to benefit THIRST Project 3Health News:Georgia State, Partners Introduce Climate Survey to Aid in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 3Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 4
... ... , ... (PRWEB) April 26, 2010 -- iSirona ®, a provider of simplified solutions for ... quality and regulatory officer. He will spearhead the company’s quality initiatives and oversee all ...
... ... extremely difficult to identify what level of degradation has taken place caused by factors such ... racking must recognise that any uncertainty presents serious safety risks that they can be held ... (PRWEB) ...
... ... in Coeur d,Alene, ID, opens state-of-the-art aesthetic laser facility, offering area residents safe and ... equipment that provides patients with successful results. , ... (PRWEB) April 26, 2010 -- The art of aesthetics ...
... ... Connecticut (RMACT) sponsored this year,s March for Babies, a fundraising walk for the March ... ... their missions for healthy pregnancies, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) fertility clinic ...
... Hawkes, freelance journalist and Director of Straight Statistics, a campaign ... way that patients are allocated diagnostic codes by a hospital ... It follows two articles published by the BMJ ... hospital performance is a bad idea. It began, says ...
... , ... International Fitness Superstar, Jennifer Nicole Lee, will be making a special celebrity appearance ... on HSN, Item #443-777. Based off of her #1 Global Hit, the Ab ... of the Ab Circle Pro, but you get all of the same results. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:iSirona Appoints Chief Quality and Regulatory Officer to Oversee Quality Initiatives 2Health News:Warning Over Dangers of Used Racking Issued By Thistle Systems 2Health News:Warning Over Dangers of Used Racking Issued By Thistle Systems 3Health News:In Coeur d'Alene Idaho, Top Of The Line Aesthetic Treatments And Non-Invasive Laser Technology Can Be Found Only At Advanced Aesthetics 2Health News:In Coeur d'Alene Idaho, Top Of The Line Aesthetic Treatments And Non-Invasive Laser Technology Can Be Found Only At Advanced Aesthetics 3Health News:Fertility Clinic Shows Support for Healthy Pregnancies By Sponsoring March of Dimes "March for Babies" 2Health News:Fertility Clinic Shows Support for Healthy Pregnancies By Sponsoring March of Dimes "March for Babies" 3Health News:Is patient coding making hospitals appear better than they are? 2Health News:Global Premiere: Jennifer Nicole Lee, Super Fitness Model & Mega Brand, Reveals Ab Circle Mini on HSN's World Launch 2Health News:Global Premiere: Jennifer Nicole Lee, Super Fitness Model & Mega Brand, Reveals Ab Circle Mini on HSN's World Launch 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... --NOWDiagnostics Inc., based in Springdale, Ark. , ... Canada , a move that brings the company ... have greater access to information concerning their health. ... blood-based rapid tests that allow health care providers to ... ailments and diseases. ZBx Corporation, a Toronto ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015  Dr. Cindy ... Labs , the cannabis testing subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. ... Group about the lack of consistency in today,s ... online resource for medical cannabis information, she explained that ... because their lack of uniform requirements makes standardization impossible. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Alpha Imaging LLC , a leading distributor ... announced today that they have been awarded exclusive rights to ... in Michigan.   The new territory supplements Alpha Imaging,s existing Shimadzu sales ... Ohio , Indiana , ... , West Virginia , Delaware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 2NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 3DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 2DigiPath Labs CSO Dr. Cindy Orser Calls for Uniform Standards for Cannabis Safety Testing 3Alpha Imaging Expands Shimadzu Territory 2
... Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that ... N.A. to repurchase $250 million of its common stock under ... revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. to increase ... Under the accelerated repurchase agreement, Varian will pay $250 ...
... Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced ... trial evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of dabigatran ... valves.(1) The 12-week study will compare three doses ... 300mg bid) to warfarin in patients with both ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Announces $250 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase; Increases Its Revolving Credit Facility 2Varian Medical Systems Announces $250 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase; Increases Its Revolving Credit Facility 3Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 2Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 3Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 4Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 5Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 6Boehringer Ingelheim to Launch RE-ALIGN™ Trial to Evaluate Dabigatran Etexilate in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves 7
... a whole blood hematology control manufactured specifically ... 120, and the Coulter AcT5diff instruments. The ... white cell differential, positioning the populations within ... systems. The product offers 105-day closed-vial stability ...
... assayed hematology control, offers complete assay values ... with the Coulter GENS, STKS, MAXM and ... stability, 105-day closed-vial stability and is available ... 4.0ml pierceable cap vial is compatible with ...
Abiomed introduces its new intra-aortic balloon (IAB); an easy-to-insert, minimally invasive technology designed to enhance blood flow to the heart and other organs for patients with diminished heart...
Diagnosoft HARP is designed for rapid analysis of tagged cardiac MR images using the HARP technology, which is packaged into an intuitive, easy-to-use graphic user interface....
Medicine Products: