Premature baby

TCD, 29 May 2012

A significant breakthrough on why women go into labour early or develop the disease  pre-eclampsia has been made by scientists. The discovery concerning the conditions which threaten the life of both the newborn baby and the mother was made by researchers at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) at Trinity College Dublin and Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.  The findings have just been published in the Journal of Immunology.

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