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BYU chemistry researchers

With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, BYU researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

A group of BYU engineering students have created a portable ventilator that can be used across the world to help premature or sick newborns receiving life-sustaining oxygen and breathing assistance.

A new study by BYU and University of Utah researchers suggests that more than 80 percent of pre-term births can be spotted in advance with a blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy.