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Pre-term birth risks evaluated under new light

Oct. 12, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her team are working to help more babies arrive safely. A small optical device the team designed has the potential to predict risks of preterm labor that could result in preterm births. Each year, 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, arriving at least three weeks before their due dates. Globally, prematurity...

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Cancers of the tonsils and the base of the tongue related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) are frequently small, often with no early-stage symptoms, so many patients go undiagnosed until tumors have spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Oropharyngeal cancers—cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils–are...

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