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Chemical used in laundry detergent may help develop bioartificial pancreas
Chemicals used commonly in laundry detergents for their oxygen-producing properties may help advance type 1 diabetes research, by providing cells that produce insulin with the extra oxygen they need, a study inBiomaterials Science suggests. Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Psoriasis severity may affect type 2 diabetes risk
More severe psoriasis is linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a study published in theJournal of the American Academy of Dermatologysuggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stopping HRT after menopause may increase cardiovascular disease risk
Research published inMenopause reports that women who stop hormone therapy after menopause are at higher risk of cardiac and stroke death.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Meta-analysis shows progesterone is effective in reducing preterm birth
According to a meta-analysis published in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology, vaginal progesterone reduces preterm birth rates, as well as the complications associated with prematurity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opportunity to join The Endocrinologist Editorial Board
An opportunity is available for a scientist member to join the Editorial Board for the Society’s member magazine, The Endocrinologist. We are looking for a science-focused member to join the team and start in early 2018. The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of the magazine in which we showcase the latest thinking in all areas of endocrinology, as well as news and issues that affect clinicians, scientists and nurses working in the field of endocrinology. The Endocrinologist provides a vital line of comm...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels affect fertility treatment success
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, vitamin D deficiency reduces the success of fertility treatments in women.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corticosteroids do not increase risk of bone fractures
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, children on daily inhalable corticosteroids do not have an increased risk of bone fractures.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Combined therapy more successful treatment for osteoporosis
According to data, presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2017 Annual Meeting, combined therapy with romosozumab and alendronate is more successful for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating more slowly may reduce obesity risk
According to a study, presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, eating too quickly can cause blood sugar changes that predispose to insulin resistance and obesity.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy test did not cause birth defects
According to a study, by the Commission on Human Medicines, a controversial pregnancy test used in the past did not cause any harm to unborn children.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How asprosin affects how much you eat
According to new research published inNature Medicine,asprosin triggers hunger by affecting the hypothalamus.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obese and anorexic women have lower levels of allopregnanolone
Women who suffer from obesity or anorexia nervosa present lower level of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid linked to depression and anxiety.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress levels measured in hair can predict post-partum depression
A new study published inPLOS Onesuggests that measuring cortisol levels in hair of expecting mothers can predict their likelihood of suffering post-partum depression.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating nuts regularly can significantly lower heart disease
A study in theJournal of the American College of Cardiologysuggests that regularly snacking on nuts can improve heart health and decrease the risk of heart disease by 25%.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Young diabetic patients at higher risk of sudden cardiac death
According to research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of sudden cardiac death.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may protect against glaucoma
New research presented at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports that oestrogen therapy is associated with a lower risk of eye disease.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Workplace bullying identified as risk factor for type 2 diabetes
Workplace stress is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, due to its impact in metabolism and appetite, research inDiabetologiareports.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low levels of heart hormone linked to reduced mortality
According to a study presented at the 2017 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, heart failure patients with reduced levels of B-type natriuretic peptide present better outcomes and lower mortality. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Senior Research Laboratory Technician – full-time (Fixed Term)
Location  Department of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceSalary:£22,214 -£25,728Reference:  PM13702Closing Date: 30 November 2017 We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the groups ofProfessor Abigail Fowden andDr Andrew Murray.  Collectively, their research focuses on mitochondrial function during development and ageing, and how conditions during early life programme development and increase susceptibility to adult-onset degenerative diseases. They will provide mainly molecular biology support as well as some ass...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low testosterone levels linked to lower prostate cancer risk
According to a study, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference, men with lower testosterone levels are less likely to develop prostate cancer. Independent  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Traffic pollution increases osteoporosis risk
Even modest exposure to airborne particles from vehicle emissions is linked to lower bone density, according to a study published in theLancet.Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin dependence in type 2 diabetes reduced by bariatric surgery
According to a study, presented at Obesity Week 2017, bariatric surgery, in addition to producing weightloss, also successfully leads to more type 2 diabetes patients no longer requiring insulin.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D & calcium supplements do not improve skeletal muscle strength of young men
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, young men’s skeletal muscle strength and serum testosterone levels were not affected by 6 months of cholecalciferol or calcium supplementation.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of breast cancer recurring persists after end of hormone therapy
According to a study, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, women successfully treated for breast cancer with hormone therapy still have an increased risk of it returning, even 15 years after hormone therapy ended.Newsweek  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Congratulations to Professor John Wass newly appointed GIRFT Endocrinology Clinical Lead
The Society for Endocrinology congratulates Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and former president of the Society of Endocrinology, on his new appointment as GIRFT Clinical Lead for Endocrinology.Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme led by frontline clinicians, to help improve the quality of care within the NHS by identifying and reducing unwarranted variations in service and practice. It is a partnership between the NHS Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust (RNOH) and the Operational Productivity Directorate of NHS Improvement (NHSI).Professor Tim Briggs, Chair...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen levels linked to alcohol reward
According to a study, published inPLOS ONE, female mice experience more pleasure from alcohol when their oestrogen levels are elevated.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Late-night snacking increases risk of diabetes and heart disease
According to a study, published inExperimental Physiology, eating late in the evening leads to increased risk of obesity and related health complications.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Asprosin is a centrally acting orexigenic hormone
According to a study, published inNature Medicine, the glucose-releasing hormone asprosin regulates appetite in mice, and may be a target for treating diabetes and obesity.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New statement on diabetic microvascular disease
The Endocrine Society have issued a new statement, which will be published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolismin December, that assesses damage to small blood vessels associated with diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stopping hormone therapy increases risk of cardiac complications
According to a study, published inMenopause, discontinuing hormone therapy increases the risk of heart–related complications and stroke.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Circadian rhythm affects wound recovery
According to a study, published inScience Translational Medicine,burns heal more quickly if they are sustained during the day, rather than at night.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kisspeptin safer for ovary stimulation in IVF
According to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference, kisspeptin offers a safer way to stimulate egg production in women undergoing IVF.Daily Mail  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid transporter critical for brain development
According to a study, published in theJournal of Neuroscience, the thyroid hormone transporter MCT8 is essential for the early brain development in chickens. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women exposed to perchlorate have lower levels of thyroid hormone
Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of a common environmental pollutant, perchlorate, had lower levels of thyroid hormone, T4, known to be important for normal foetal brain development, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with PCOS should be screened for mental health disorders
Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Would food taxation be a successful strategy to combat obesity?
The debate,'This house believes that the UK population trend in obesity cannot be reversed without food taxation' was held at the annual conference of the Society for Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High protein diets point to new anti-obesity treatments
Phenylalanine can suppress appetite by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, according to new research presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D enhances burn healing
Patients with severe burns and higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kisspeptin boosts male sexual appetite
Increased activity of kisspeptin neurones enhances sexual attraction and decreases anxiety in male mice, according to new research presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Men in testosterone treatment at higher risk of blood clots
Research published inThe BMJsuggests that men in testosterone therapy are at increased risk of blood clots, especially if they are middle-aged or older.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sugary beverages significantly increase diabetes risk
New research published in theJournal of Endocrine Society reports that as little as two sugary drinks a week can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may improve memory in women
According to a new study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,oestrogen therapy may benefit working memory.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Whole grain foods can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
By decreasing inflammation in the body, whole grain food products could help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in the journalGut.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatment may be enhanced by soy isoflavones
A study, published inCurrent Developments in Nutrition,found that the soy component, genistein, may slow the progress of breast cancer tumours.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fertility problems linked to increased cancer risk in women
Findings, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, suggest that infertile women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer and early death.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How bone hormone can affect appetite and metabolism
A study, published inThe Journal of Clinical Investigation,reports on the role of osteocalcin in regulating appetite and metabolism.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could red wine improve women ’s fertility?
Findings presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggest that women’s ovarian reserve may be higher in moderate red wine drinkers.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Particular PCOS symptoms can predict metabolic dysfunction
According to a study, published in theJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, symptoms such as acne and hirsutism correlate with metabolic dysfunction in PCOS patients.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic cells used for non-invasive diabetes treatment
A study, published inNature Chemical Biology, shows that a non-invasive skin patch using synthetic pancreatic beta cells can regulate blood sugar in diabetic mice.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone levels indicate cardiovascular disease risk in obese teenagers
According to a study, published inPediatric Obesity,levels of the weight-management hormones, spexin and leptin, correlate with changes in cardiovascular disease markers in obese teenagers.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news