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A small-molecule allosteric modulator of IL-1, termed rytvela or 101.10 was effective at delaying inflammation-induced preterm birth in mice. In the image, a doctor holds the hand of a pre-term baby in an incubator

Babies born too early are at risk of death from the complications associated with preterm birth, one of the leading causes of infant death worlwide

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