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Software may Predict Pre-term Birth

by Rajashri on  September 5, 2008 at 3:03 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
 Software may Predict Pre-term Birth
University of Melbourne engineers have developed a software that can predict premature births. This same software is also used for assessing the risk of cyclones and nuclear accidents.
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University of Newcastle's Professor Roger Smith said the software will be used to analyze the blood hormone levels that may be able to indicate a pregnancy that has been compromised.

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"The mechanisms that regulate the onset of human labour are still unknown, which makes it difficult to predict the event," Prof Smith said. "The program will provide obstetricians with a trajectory for a woman's pregnancy."

Engineer Professor David Smith said the software had the capability to produce detailed results.

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