Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for communication and discovery. As a science writer, her goal is to provide readers, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.
Sulforaphane, a natural compound found in broccoli and other vegetables, alleviates pain, lessens inflammation, and reduces lesion growth in a rat model of sciatic endometriosis, an early study has ... Read more
Orilissa (elagolix), an FDA-approved medication for managing endometriosis pain, lowers ovulation rates in a dose-dependent manner but does not seem to affect the amount of developing eggs in the ... Read more
Ovarian cysts negatively affect the quantity and quality of eggs produced by women with endometriosis-associated infertility, which may affect the outcomes of assisted reproduction, a study reports. The quality ... Read more
Results of small clinical study support the potential of oral nolasiban to improve pregnancy and live-birth rates among women undergoing embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization (IVF), ObsEva announced. These findings can ... Read more
SPIRIT 2, one of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating once daily relugolix pills combined with estradiol and progestin in treating pain in women with endometriosis, is now fully enrolled, its developer ... Read more
ObsEva announced the initiation of two key Phase 3 trials to confirm the safety and efficacy of its therapy linzagolix for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain and to support the therapy’s ... Read more
Diaphragmatic endometriosis is rare but may lead to a rupture of the diaphragm, the muscle essential for breathing, without any or very subtle symptoms, a case report and literature review details. The ... Read more