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Pregnancy promoter and protector

Aug. 23, 2013—Alkaline phosphatase enzymes appear to play roles in promoting pregnancy and in protecting the uterus from bacterial infection.

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Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk

Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.

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MRSA in pregnancy may be less dangerous than previously thought

Apr. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt pediatric infectious disease researchers studying antibiotic-resistant staph say fears that mothers carrying the germ may set their newborns up for infection are unfounded.

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Pumping up the pancreas in pregnancy

Jan. 20, 2012—A strain of mutant mice provide a novel model for studying glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes during pregnancy and suggest that certain molecules may be useful for therapeutic applications.

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