Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, during which she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
Resveratrol, a natural substance present in many edible plants, is able to lower the levels of two enzymes, MMP-2 and MMP-9, which have been implicated in the development of endometriosis ... Read more
Activation of a gene called GATA6 may be a useful biomarker to aid in the diagnosis of endometriosis lesions, an early research study reports. The study provides evidence that endometriotic ... Read more
Studies have suggested that infertility linked with endometriosis is the result of inflammatory-driven oxidative damage to eggs, sperm or embryos caused by retrograde menstruation (the backward flow of menstrual blood). A recent review ... Read more
Researchers with Juneau Biosciences uncovered genetic markers associated with endometriosis that may help identify women who are more likely to respond to treatment with Lupron Depot. Endometriosis patients who feel a ... Read more
Cisplatin, a commonly used cancer chemotherapy, showed promising therapeutic effects for endometriosis in a rat model of the condition. Treatment with cisplatin was seen to shrink endometrial tissue implanted outside ... Read more
Women with moderate-to-severe endometriosis have a lower health-related quality of life compared with women from the general population, researchers in Norway report. And, compared to patients with rheumatoid arthritis — ... Read more
Endometriosis does not worsen or improve survival of patients with ovarian clear cell carcinoma, a study suggests. Researchers found that for these patients, resistance to treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy ... Read more