Archive for 2007


Picture of AIE cake Associazione Italiana Endometriosi celebrates eight years
19 April 2007

Associazione Italiana Endometriosi (AIE) celebrates enormous progress: not least the progress made with the Italian Senate’s five year plan, presented in the European Parliament in March.

Japan Endometriosis Association publishes third national study
15 April 2007

JEMA’s preliminary results show adverse emotional effects of GnRH-analogues when used in endometriosis.

Endometriosis Awareness 2007
29 March 2007

Endometriosis support groups across the world come out with hard hitting campaigns to raise awareness of women who suffer daily from the impact of endometriosis.

European Parliament brings endometriosis stake holders together
28 March 2007

Legislators, physicians, and women with endometriosis from across Europe came together in the European Parliament today to raise awareness of the disease.

Statins show promise for relief of endometriosis
5 March 2007

5 March 2007 Canadian study shows that women suffering from endometriosis may benefit from statin treatment due to its inhibitory effect on angiogenesis. Robert Casper and his team, from the Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology, set out to investigate the inhibitory effect of a statin on angiogenesis in a three-dimensional (3-D) culture of human […]

Book cover for Living with lung and colon endometriosis Living with lung and colon endometriosis: catamenial pneumothorax
25 February 2007

“Living with lung and colon endometriosis: catamenial pneumothorax” outlines Glynis Wallace’s 13-year experience with pulmonary endometriosis through narrative summaries from the physicians who attempted to control this disease.

Diagnostic delay in endometriosis is confirmed – but why?
15 February 2007

Karen Ballard’s study describes women’s experiences of reaching a diagnosis of endometriosis. The authors call for more awareness of endometriosis to reduce an 8.5 year diagnostic delay.

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, […]

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