Many diseases are a result of malfunctioning
signal transduction pathways. Studying signal transduction
at the molecular level is of great importance for understanding
human diseases and designing treatments.
In this topic, you will investigate the disease endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue lining
the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus and
attaches to other organs such as the ovaries. It is
a common cause of female infertility.
The causes of endometriosis are not fully understood.
You will investigate some suspected factors and mechanisms
that lead to the disease.