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Researchers identify a new form of muscular dystrophy

Researchers identify a new form of muscular dystrophy

Researchers, funded in part by the March of Dimes, have identified a genetic mutation which causes a new form of muscular dystrophy (MD). This part ...
Birth defects research changes lives

Birth defects research changes lives

March of Dimes invests in birth defects research For many years, March of Dimes grantees have been seeking to identify genes and environmental fact ...
A woman’s microbiome may influence her chance of giving birth early

A woman’s microbiome may influence her chance of giving birth early

Last week, the March of Dimes announced that investigators from the Stanford Prematurity Research Center published an important study which may help t ...
Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Some babies seem to have a genetic predisposition to a higher risk of being born too soon. Changes in the baby’s DNA – not the mother’s – may be what ...
How can we prevent birth defects?

How can we prevent birth defects?

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Common: Every 4 ½ minutes in the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect. Costly: Hospital ...
March of Dimes’ researchers hard at work

March of Dimes’ researchers hard at work

Did you know that in 2014, the March of Dimes invested about $25 million in research to defeat premature birth and other health problems? Scientific r ...