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UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships applications open
Early career women in science– get£15,000 to continue your cutting-edge research with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK& Ireland Fellowship Awards. The fellowship can be in different ways, for example to buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs, or fund conference travel.Apply before16 February 2018.Eligibility criteria and FAQs are availablehere.If you have any questions, contactForWomeninScienceUK@loreal.com (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Program reduces stress in adolescents affected by war
A program aimed at improving the mental health of adolescents directly affected by the Syrian war has effectively lowered their cortisol levels, according to a study published inPsychoneuroendocrinology.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery most effective therapy for obesity
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, obesity surgery is far more effective than lifestyle changes in preventing obesity-related deaths.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin has crucial role in brain signal processing
According to a study, published ineLife, oxytocin is critically involved in signal processing of social information, which guides subsequent social behaviours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guideline for treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours
A new European clinical practice guideline for the treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours and carcinomas has been published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night levels of cortisol in Cushing's patients are highly variable
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, the salivary cortisol levels of Cushing's patients late at night are highly variable, and may not accurately reflect diagnosis or treatment efficacy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D and calcium do not prevent hip fractures
According to a newJAMA meta-analysis, calcium and vitamin D are not significiantly associated with hip fracture decrease. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential target to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes found in fat cells
Researchers have discovered a molecule produced by fat cells, which could lead to the development of new biomarkers to predict risk of metabolic diseases related to obesity, according to a study inCell Metabolism. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Carotid sinus stimulation may help treat diabetes
Research published inDiabetologia reports that scientists have developed a way to treat type 2 diabetes in rats, by electronic modulation of the carotid sinus nerve.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early age menopause and periods associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk
According to research published in the journalHeart, women who start their period or their menopause early are at increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers identify enzyme that regulates the physiology of white and brown fat
A study published inDiabetes reports that enzyme SNRK promotes the burning of calories in brown fat, and reduces inflammation in white fat tissue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dieting can help type 2 diabetes patients avoid insulin
Research inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that weight loss through lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetics needing insulin treatment.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sun ’s blue light wavelengths key in weight loss
A new study inScientific Reports suggests that sunlight contributes to the shrinking of white adipose tissue cells.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Androgen deficiency linked to sex hormone-binding globulin
A cross-sectional study in men, published inClinical Endocrinology, shows an association between increased levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and androgen deficiency.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corticotropin-releasing hormone mediates stress-induced illness
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Leukocyte Biology, reports that corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates histamine release in stress conditions, leading to disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes associated with negative outcomes in pregnancy
Both diabetes types are linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, such as stillbirths and Caesarean sections, a study inDiabetologia suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flashes in hormone-treated cancer patients can be managed
According to a study, published inJAMA, hot flashes caused by hormone therapy in cancer patients can be medically managed to reduce discomfort of patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher risk of hormone-related cancers in female night shift workers
According to a review, published inCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers& Prevention, female night shift workers in North America and Europe are at greater risk of developing hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Black pepper compound may have anti-obesity properties
According to a study, published inNutrition and Metabolism, a compound found in black pepper may be an effective anti-obesity therapy.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be a factor in male infertility
According to a study, published inPNAS, men who regularly use ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of fertility problems.Time (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No increased risk of bone fracture in Turner syndrome
According to a 6-year prospective study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, girls with Turner syndrome, given growth hormone and oestrogen therapy, do not have an increased risk of bone fractures.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers discover mechanism that converts white fat to brown
A Swedish study, published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine, has uncovered the mechanism that converts white fat to brown fat, in mice.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol during pregnancy may damage future fertility of female offspring
According to this review of rodent studies, published inEndocrine Connections, pregnant mothers given paracetamol had female offspring with reduced ovarian reserve.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Premenopausal women have poorer outcomes after adenomectomy
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, premenopausal women with acromegaly have worse outcomes after transsphenoidal adenomectomy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol levels can be lowered by the scent of your partner
Smelling their partner’s shirt can reduce stress in women who are in heterosexual relationships, according to research published in theJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contraceptive shot may increase risk of HIV
DMPA, a birth control method commonly used in Sub-Saharan Africa, may be increasing risk of HIV infection by 40% in women, research inEndocrine Reviews suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New obesity drug increases cell metabolism to burn fat
Research inBiochemical Pharmacology reports that scientists have developed a new drug that induces weight loss and decreases cholesterol levels, without changing food intake, in obese mice.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appropriate use criteria for somatostatin receptor PET imaging in NETs
The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has developed and published appropriate use criteria for somatostatin PET imaging that includes different clinical scenarios for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar levels in diabetic mice restored with gene therapy
A new gene therapy approach can revert sugar levels back to normal in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to new findings published inCell Stem Cell.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic foot wounds may heal quicker using sucrose octasulfate dressing
Using sucrose octasulfate wound dressing, rather than standard wound dressing, can quicken closure of non-infected neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, a study inThe Lancet Endocrinology& Diabetes reports.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Crystal structure of glucagon receptor key for type 2 diabetes drug development
According to research published inNature, scientists have determined the crystal structure of the human glucagon receptor, which may open doors to the discovery of new type 2 diabetes drugs.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mild thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy associated with lower foetal weight
According to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, subclinical maternal thyroid dysfunction may negatively affect foetal growth.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in African-Americans
Vitamin D supplements can decrease arterial stiffness by over 10% in overweight or obese African-Americans, a new study in the journalPLOS ONE suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bone cell dependent mechanism may hold key to weight control
A new study in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes an osteocyte-dependent mechanism that could induce body weight reduction.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy before 35 associated with increased cardiovascular risk
According to a study published inMenopause, women who undergo hysterectomies before the age of 35 are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists design new removable device to control type 1 diabetes
New research published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesreports that scientists have designed a method to implant islet cells into a patient, using a coated cells attached to a polymer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early puberty in girls linked to later mental health issues
A study, published inPediatrics, reports girls that experience early puberty have a greater risk of developing mental health disorders in later life.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce bone fractures in the elderly
A review, published inJAMA, reports that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of bone fractures in older people.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes therapy may prevent memory loss
The type 2 diabetes combined therapy of GLP-1, GIP and glucagon was found to protect against neurological degeneration in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, according to a study published inBrain Research.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy found to reduce weight gain with low cancer risk
According to a study, published inPLOS One, combination therapy of conjugated estrogens with bazedoxifene can improve metabolic function, whilst avoiding an increased risk of reproductive cancer, in a mouse model.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male contraceptive gel trials set to begin
An experimental gel containing a synthetic progestin that can prevent the testes from producing enough testosterone to make sperm is due to be tested in a large worldwide trial starting in early 2018.Time (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Endocrine Society statement on diabetic microvascular disease
The Endocrine Society has released a new scientific statement on the adverse effects of diabetes in microvasculature. The statement has been published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reducing certain amino acids in diet may help lose weight
New research conducted in mice, published in theJournal of Physiology, suggests that a diet low in branched-chain amino acids can significantly help to fight diabetes and obesity-related problems.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty disease liver disease associated with higher cardiovascular risk
Results presented during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may have a role in cardiovascular risk.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pioglitazole linked to lower leptin levels in type 2 diabetes
According to a meta-analysis of RCTs published in theJournal of Diabetes Investigation, pioglitazole use is associated with significantly lower leptin levels in blood.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use found safe during pregnancy
Pregnant women taking metformin to treat conditions such as PCOS do not show an increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research in the BritishJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Winter issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The winter issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available online. With the theme ‘The adipocyte: a metabolic marvel’, the new issue includes insights into the basic biology of the fat cell, the key physiological features of brown fat, and the therapeutic modulation of adipocytes. Additionally, it features a fascinating piece on the role of fat in bone marrow, a reminder of the benefits of‘healthy fat’, and a description of the spectrum of serious disorders that can result from fat accumulation in the liver.In Society News, we look bac...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mildly underactive thyroid may cause infertility in women
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, even women with underactive thyroid at the lower end of normal function may have more difficulty in becoming pregnant, due to elevated TSH levels.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blue light filters may aid sleep
According to a study, presented at the American Academy of Optometry, blue light filtering can help to regulate melatonin levels and may improve sleep.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news