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Researchers identify molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs responsible for initiating labour.

Each year about one in every nine infants in the United States is born preterm (before 37 weeks), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature birth can cause brain hemorrhage and respiratory distress for babies, as well as long-term conditions such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, and impaired vision.  Now, a new study from researchers at

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