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The Latest research of Northwestern University: Treatment of Endometriosis Is Promising

According to the Daily Mail, scientists have found that reprogrammed stem cells extracted from skin and blood may give birth to healthy uterine cell tissues, which brings the hope of treatment for tens of millions of patients with endometriosis.

Stem cell report published the latest scientific research. Endometriosis treatment has made preliminary progress. In the laboratory, researchers collected stem cells from the skin and bone marrow of patients with endometriosis. After hormone therapy, scientists reprogrammed cells in the laboratory and successfully developed healthy uterine tissue. 
Stem Cells have established precedents for heart, liver, and pancreas tissue, but it is the first time that stem cells have been cultured for endometrium. Dr. Serdar Bulun of Northwestern University, who has been focusing on the treatment of endometriosis for 25 years, said the study "opened the door to the treatment of endometriosis."
About 10% of women in the world are affected by endometriosis. However, at present, only surgery, hormone therapy, and pain relief drugs can relieve pain, but there is no evidence that these methods can treat endometriosis for a long time. Previous attempts at uterine transplantation have been made in the medical community, but patients are often discouraged by the high risk of surgery. 
Scientists say that this reprogrammed cell therapy is based on the extraction of stem cells from patients themselves, so patients have a high degree of acceptance. In addition, the treatment of natural Fuyan Pill also has a significant curative effect, which is made up of a variety of herbs. Therefore, it can be taken safely without side effects on the human body, and the recurrence rate is low.
Dr. Bulun said the study could also help address the opioid crisis in the United States. Many women suffer from endometriosis at a very young age, "so many girls are addicted to opioid analgesics in high school, which completely destroys their academic potential and social life."
Endometriosis is a gynecological disease in which endometrial cells appear outside the endometrium. Endometrial cells should have grown in the uterine cavity, but they enter the pelvic cavity and grow through the fallopian tubes. Lesions may involve all pelvic tissues and organs, even in the eyes. The lesion is accompanied by sexual pain, affecting female fertility, and may even lead to endometrial and ovarian cancer.
Although the exact cause of endometriosis is not yet clear, it is proved to be related to pathological changes of progesterone. The team found that reprogrammed cells responded well to progesterone. "We hope that this kind of cell therapy will be used in the future to make a complete uterus from the patient's own cells," Bulun said. But this may take a long time to study.

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