Published in OBGYN and Reproduction Week, February 14th, 2005
The disease can be difficult to treat. Even though endometriotic lesions - pieces of uterine lining tissue (endometrium) that have established themselves outside the uterus - can be removed surgically, it's a temporary solution; endometriosis tends to return. Treatment with medication that suppresses the ovaries' production of estrogen, while effective, can cause bone loss and hot flashes.
In an experiment using mice, researchers working at several institutions in Boston found that certain...
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