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UCSF researchers develop a new tool to estimate newborn gestational age

January 04, 2016
Researchers at UCSF have developed a metabolic algorithm that can be used to determine the gestational age of newborns, using a small amount of blood taken from the newborn’s heel.

Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Effort seeking Backbone Organization

August 05, 2015
The Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Effort invites organizations to apply to be the effort’s Backbone Organization. Letters of Interest are due by August 27th, 2015.

Preterm birth is now the leading cause of death in young children globally

November 07, 2014
More than 3,000 Children Die Daily from Preterm Birth Complications $250 Million in Research Programs on Preterm Birth Announced on World Prematurity Day For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.

UCSF Launches $100 Million Global Preterm Birth Initiative

April 24, 2014
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals today announced a $100 million global initiative to address the epidemic of premature birth, the leading cause of death for newborns and the second leading cause of death for children under five. The 10-year, global initiative will be jointly funded by Lynne and...

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