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Duke Receives Multimillion-Dollar Grant From EPA

Duke will get funding for a study of factors that contribute to birth weight and premature birth.

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DURHAM, N.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is granting Duke University nearly $8 million.

The money will be used to support a five-year study of factors that contribute to low birth weight and premature birth.

Researchers will look into factors like harmful environmental exposures, social stress, mother's health and genetic predisposition that may affect birth outcomes.

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