Archive for January, 2007


AIA African Infertility Alliance is launched
23 January 2007

Ugandan based JOYCE FERTILITY has launched the African Infertility Alliance (AIA) bringing together countries to share issues concerning infertility in their respective countries.

Conclusion of investigation by the Italian Senate into endometriosis as a social disease
15 January 2007

Laura Bianconi’s investigation by the Italian Senate is an important step forward towards the official recognition of endometriosis as a social disease, recognising the need for improved treatments and economic aid to women with endometriosis.

STAT6 gene implicated in endometriosis
15 January 2007

January 2007 Indian scientists have identified the STAT6 gene G2964A 3′-UTR polymorphism as possibly increasing women’s risk of developing endometriosis. Researchers in Southern India hypothesised that a common G2964A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the 3′-untranslated region (UTR) of the STAT6 gene, known to be associated with common immunological diseases such as asthma and Crohn’s disease, […]

Progesterone receptor gene alleles linked with endometriosis risk
15 January 2007

January 2007 Women who carry the progesterone receptor (PR) gene allele +331A appear to have a reduced risk for deep infiltrating endometriosis compared with other women K van Kaam and team from the University of Maastricht set out to determine the frequencies of progesterone receptor gene polymorphisms in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis because alterations […]

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