Gel developed in endometriosis research helps scientists develop and test treatments for pancreatic cancer

MIT engineers under the leadership of CGR Director Linda Griffith, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. Their new models could help researchers develop and test potential drugs for pancreatic cancer, one of…

A possible new endometriosis drug target **in some subset of patients**

IMAGE: A surgeon in Nice, France, begins a procedure to help diagnose suspected endometriosis in a patient. BSIP/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP VIA GETTY IMAGES A magnificent piece of sleuthing in the endometriosis world….superb work from Krina Zondervon and an international team pointing to a possible new endometriosis drug target **in some subset of patients**. Read the…

Science of Endometriosis

The Science of Endometriosis–Endometriosis 101: Clinical Studies

Recorded on June 11, 2021, MIT’s Professor Linda Griffith and Michigan State University’s Dr. Stacey Missmer discussed endometriosis clinical studies and answered questions from the webinar attendees, including, “How can patients contribute to a clinical study or trial?” and “Why don’t we know more about endometriosis?” About The Science of Endometriosis Hosted by scientists, clinicians, and…

Unexplainable podcast discusses “the mysteries of endometriosis”

The August 18, 2021, episode of Vox Media’s Unexplainable podcast is called “The Mystery of Endometriosis” and features the voices of 14 people discussing their experience with the disease. They share their earliest memories of the condition, the difficulties they had being diagnosed, their frustration when they realized that there was no cure (and, for some, no…

Dr. Griffith at home with her husband, Doug Lauffenburger, a systems biologist at M.I.T.Credit...Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

NYT article discusses endometriosis as a “key to unlocking some of biology’s greatest secrets”

Dr. Griffith at home with her husband, Doug Lauffenburger, a systems biologist at M.I.T. Credit…Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times In this cover story of The New York Times Health Section, CGR Director Linda Griffith highlights the seriousness and prevalence of endometriosis. She discusses the important work CGR researchers are doing to understand and address…