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In two new studies, VCU researchers have compiled a comprehensive profile of the vaginal microbiomes associated with term pregnancy and premature pregnancy — research that may help assess the risk of premature birth. (Art by Diego Spitaleri, with SEM image created by Kimberly Jefferson, Judy Williamson and the VCU Microscopy Facility)

VCU Life Sciences researchers part of study

May 30, 2019

Researchers from VCU Life Sciences were part of two new studies that identified specific micobes present in early pregnancy in women who experience preterm birth. This research is part of a collaboration across both campuses and other universities.  

Read the entire VCU News article: "Studies identify vaginal microbiome signatures that could help assess risk of premature birth, particularly for African American women"

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