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Possible new biomarkers for early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth

16 May 2017
Specific miRNA expression profiles have been identified that may enable noninvasive, early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth. If confirmed, such biomarkers could improve infant outcomes by facilitating the identification of women who may benefit from novel and existing therapies aimed at preventing such events.

In the nested, case-control pilot study, researchers used a miRNA array to analyse plasma samples taken from 24 healthy women in their first pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation who were participants in the New Zealand Cohort of the Screening for Pregnancy End-points (SCOPE) study, and who delivered at term (n=12, controls) or experienced a spontaneous preterm birth at 28–32 weeks (n=12, cases).

Specific miRNA expression profiles that were able to differentiate between cases and controls were identified: miR302B, miR1253, and a cluster of miR548 miRNAs were underexpressed, and miR223 was elevated, among the women with a spontaneous preterm birth compared with the controls.

The researchers suggest that these miRNAs may be attractive candidates as noninvasive biomarkers for early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth, but further larger studies are required to investigate their clinical utility.
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Greater exposure to total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) appears to have an adverse effect on early postnatal growth, according to a study.
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Functional capacity (FC) in active postmenopausal women depends more on lower limb muscle strength than on abdominal obesity, suggesting that those with abdominal obesity may not necessarily have a reduced FC as long as lower limb muscle strength is preserved, according to a study.
Robert Chin, 5 days ago
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16 Oct 2014

Korean red ginseng (KRG), which is processed from raw ginseng, improves the quality of life of women by ameliorating oxidative stress induced by exposure to endocrine-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA), according to a recent study.