Premature birth remains the biggest cause of death of children <5 years of age in the world. The research group at Imperial College has made important discoveries to help reduce this risk.
Imperial has been at the forefront of pregnancy research for over 30 years. Led by Professors Phil Bennett and TG Teoh, the Preterm Birth Research Group directly involves over 30 clinical doctors and scientists at all levels, from PhD student to senior clinical academics, working closely together to solve this critical problem.
The group is researching the processes at work in the onset of labour, in order to pinpoint the factors that increase the risk of premature birth and to develop new tools that doctors can use to identify women who are more likely to enter labour prematurely. In doing so, they are working to bring better health to infants all around the world, and give them and their families the best chance for long and happy lives together.
However, there is still more to do. This charity event is one of the organization's initiatives for raising funds to plan for the future leadership of the group.
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