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Researchers develop nanotechnology to treat endometriosis.

a study from researchers at Oregon State University develops a targetted nanotechnology system to alleviate endometriosis and its associated symptoms. The team states their platform consisting of photo-responsive nanoparticles loaded with dye and a thermal therapy was used to seek out and remove lesions in an animal-based model of the disease.

Endometriosis is a condition affecting females where tissue similar to the innermost layer of the womb, known as the endometrium, proliferates outside of the uterus causing painful lesions. Endometriosis usually involves the female reproductive organs and pelvic tissue lining, with isolated cases involving the spread of lesions beyond the pelvic organs. Approximately 10% of women will be afflicted by endometriosis,

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