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Researchers studying endometriosis (pictured) have developed two compounds, chloroindazole (CLI) and oxabicycloheptene sulfonate (OBHS), which bind to oestrogen receptors, control inflammation and reduce lesions in a mice model of the disease.

Endometriosis creates inflammatory lesions and scar tissue that can cause severe pelvic pain, bowel and bladder problems, fatigue and reduced fertility in patients

Source  BSIP SA / Alamy