Uterine Muscle Relaxant

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Preterm birth

Prevention
Prevention
Prevention
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Individual Contact

 

Iain Buxton of the University of Nevada School of Medicine will test the theory that the uterine muscle is regulated by a unique potassium channel that allows it to remain relaxed while a growing fetus continues to exert increasing pressure.  Studying the dysfunction of this channel could lead to a therapeutic target to treat preterm delivery.

                                               

Information taken from Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants, awarded grants summaries.

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation