Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., senior professor and author of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. We found that African-American women encounter preterm birth not only at increased rates in comparison with Caucasian females but also at earlier gestations and with an increase of repetition for a female who has had at least two infants, said Muglia, director of the Center for Preterm Birth Research at the educational college of Medicine. We also found that subsequent preterm births to a mother happen at the same week as her original preterm birth.The scholarly study was published in the most recent issue of The New England Journal of Medication. They studied tumor tissue samples from 1,336 men and women with 11 common cancers, including prostate, breasts, colon, pancreatic, lung, liver and ovarian and found the presence of the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor in the bloodstream vessel cells of the tumors. Normally this receptor is not found on arteries apart from the reproductive organs, where it really is present in lower concentrations than in tumors, said the American and French experts. Related StoriesNew RNA check of blood platelets may be used to detect location of cancerMeat-rich diet may increase kidney cancers riskMD Anderson research reveals why chemotherapy medications not effective for most pancreatic cancer patientsThe group found that activation of the FSH receptor contributes to the signaling of a proteins that stimulates the development of arteries, including those in tumors.