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Researchers hope to predict premature births with at-home test

Researchers hope to predict premature births with at-home test

Source: KOMO TV

University of Washington researchers are investigating one of the primary causes of preterm births – bacterial infections. With a $1.4 million grant from Seattle Children’s Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), they will try to identify which vaginal bacterial infections are associated with preterm births and develop a test to identify those bacteria among pregnant women.