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Dates for your 2018 Society events now out!
We are very excited to announce that the dates for next year's events of the Society are now set. Plenty of time for all members to save the date(s)! National Clinical Cases Meeting: This meeting will showcase ten oral communications selected from high-scoring submitted cases and will provide an ideal forum for trainees to present clinical cases to peers and established endocrinologists.When? Monday 12 March 2018Where? The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UKEndocrine Nurse Update: An annual two day residential  for specialist endocrine nurses...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Case note reviewers needed for NCEPOD Study – Peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is carrying out a study to identify and explore remediable factors in the process of care in the peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes.The study requires the participation of clinicians from different specialties, including (but not exclusive to) diabetologists and diabetes specialist nurses. NCEPOD aims to recruit clinicians from different clinical grades, including senior trainees (ST6 and above). Applicants should be in current clinical practice.The role of the case note reviewer is to provide an opinion on the patient care ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sartorius & Science Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy
The Sartorius&Scienceprize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy in an annual prize awarded for basic or translational research that advances the field of regenerative medicine and cell therapy. The prize is awarded for outstanding research that raises awareness of the field.If you are a scientist and have received your PhD or MD in the last 10 years, submit your 1,000-word essay describing your research before1 October 2017for a chance to win US$25,000 and publication of your essay in the journal Science.The winning essay and up to three runners-up will also be published on Science Online, an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Congratulations to Society members elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!
Celebrations continue at the Society– Congratulations to our members Professor Brian Walker and Dr Jason Carroll, who have been elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!The Academy of Medical Sciences, an independent body in the UK, dedicates its efforts to advancing biomedical and health research for the benefit of society.Professor Brian Walker is Professor of Endocrinology, Head of the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, and Dean of Research for the College of Medicine& Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. His research over the past 25 ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A dual-functional GLP-1 analogue may improve insulin sensitivity and help fight diabetes
According to research published inThe FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a dual peptide that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anorexia could be genetic and linked to metabolic features
Researchers have identified a genetic locus for anorexia nervosa in a region associated with type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disorders, a study published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatryreports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body
A study published inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that researchers have developed a drug delivery tool that regulates the level of drugs needed in the body in real time, which could lead to improvements in diabetes care.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Bariatric surgery linked to improvements in patients with knee osteoarthritis
According to a study presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress, bariatric surgery has a positive impact in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis
According to a study inPLOS Medicine, low vitamin D levels do no raise the risk of allergic conditions, and genetic predisposition is the more important.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Modified insulin and red blood cells used to regulate blood sugar
A new technique, published inAdvanced Materials, using modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive'smart' insulin delivery system effectively reduced blood sugar levels in a Type 1 diabetes model.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

One week of painkillers can increase chances of heart attack
According to a study in theBMJ, taking NSAIDs can increase the risk of cardiac events through blocking prostacyclin, which protects blood vessels.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed
According to a study published inSocial Development, children undergoing stressful experiences had lower cortisol levels if they actively engaged with a pet dog.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine surveillance required for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors
Cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors are at risk for developing pituitary, thyroid and glucose metabolism dysfunctions, according to research presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Conservation endocrinology in a changing world
In the latest BioScience Talks podcast, Dr Stephen McCormick describes the range of conservation applications involving the endocrine system and its growing role in addressing the effects of environmental change.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may increase risk of hearing loss
A new study, published inMenopause,examines the link between menopausal age, the use of oral hormonal therapy, and hearing loss.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leptin therapy improves fatty liver in generalized lipodystrophy
Patients with generalised lipodystrophy experienced significant improvements with leptin therapy, according to research presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New mutation predisposes patients under osteoporosis treatment to fractures
A new study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, desscribes a genetic mutation that predisposes patients treated with bisphosphonate to atypical femur fractures.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone replacement lowers cardiovascular disease risk in secondary hypogonadism
Testosterone replacement therapy may lower the risk for myocardial infarction, stroke and all-cause mortality in men with secondary hypogonadism, according to research presented at the Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses
Testosterone makes men less likely to realise when they're wrong, according to a new study published inPsychological Science.ScienceDaily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Basal cortisol elevated in ACTH-staining pituitary macroadenoma
According to a study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, basal cortisol levels are higher in patients with ACTH-staining pituitary microadenoma vs. non-ACTH-staining macroadenoma but with large variability.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two Society members elected Fellows of the Royal Society!
We are thrilled to announce that two of our members, Prof Stafford Lightman and Prof Krishna Chatterjee, have recently been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society for their outstanding contributions to science.The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from, or living and working in, the UK or the Commonwealth. On 5 May 2017, 50 distinguished scientists were chosen as Fellows of the Royal Society and 10 as new Foreign Members. Amongst them were Stafford Lightman, from the University of Bristol, and Krishna Chatterjee, from the University of Cambridge.Prof...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Call for speakers to debunk the myths around hunger and appetite
The Society for Endocrinology and Physiological Society are looking for a speaker for the 15th annualBiology in the Real World lecture series, which will take place at theASE Annual Conference for school teachers in Liverpool on Friday 5 January 2018.The theme this year is‘Separating Fact from Fiction’ and we’re looking for someone to debunk the myths around hunger and appetite, and shed light on the hormones involved.Please emailmedia@endocrinology.org before 17 Mayif you’re interested.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA approves drug for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
The FDA has approved Tymlos, an abaloparatide injection for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obese and diabetic people more likely to develop dementia
Overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes have more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure, according to research published inDiabetologia.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercising in the sunshine 'reduces risk of heart attack'
People who take regular exercise and have the highest vitamin D levels are 23% less likely to have a stroke or heart attack, a study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolismsuggests.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use
According to a clinical review published inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, nearly one billion people may have insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and sunscreen use.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance linked to unhealthy blood vessels and cancer
Research published in the journalOncogenehighlights mechanisms driven by insulin resistance that impair blood vessel health and may be shared by both cancer and cardiovascular disease.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin and naloxone may boost social interactions in autism
A new study inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests combining oxytocin and naloxone may help increase social interaction.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes
According to a study inScience Translational Medicine, scientists have developed a technology that uses a smartphone to control the activity of cells inside mice.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obese children four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Research published in theJournal of the Endocrine Societyreports children with obesity face a four-fold greater risk of being diagnosed with diabetes by the age of 25.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Colder or warmer offices could cut rates of diabetes and obesity
According to new research inBuilding Research& Information,abandoning the usual compromise of 21-22 degrees Celsius could help reduce levels of obesity and diabetes by increasing metabolism.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Identified new mechanism using cortisol to inhibit neuronal death
A new study reports having found a candidate substance that can prevent and cure Parkinson's disease. The results are published inScientific Reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss in PCOS normalizes anti-M üllerian hormone concentrations
Adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity who lost weight saw reductions in anti-Müllerian hormone concentrations, according to research published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hunger hormone promotes growth of new brain cells
According to research presented at the British Neuroscience Association conference this month, ghrelin promotes the growth of new brain cells in mice.New Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women recommended
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. The report appears inJAMA.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel antidepressant action may help patients unresponsive to current treatments
An activator of the serotonin type 3 receptor produces antidepressant effects in mice by using a mechanism different to current treatments, according to research published inMolecular Psychiatry.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Child Growth Foundation welcomes guidelines for the treatment of Silver Russell Syndrome
The recent launch ofconsensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Silver Russell Syndrome (SRS) has been welcomed by theChild Growth Foundation (CGF), the UK's leading charity for rare growth and endocrine conditions.Until now, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of SRS, a disorder that causes prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, was not well defined and varied greatly between countries and specialists within one country.Read guidelines  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Public Engagement training free to Society members in 2017
New for 2017, the Society is offering free-of-charge places to members onpublic engagement training sessions.Whether you're new to outreach or looking to improve your skills, we have a session to suit. Courses are tailored to delegates, will explore the relevance of public engagement to endocrine research and practice, and the different ways to engage.You will gain the knowledge and skills to develop your own endocrinology engagement initiatives and learn why and how to evaluate your work.Both sessions will be held in central London for beginners on7 June and improvers on15 June. Places are first-...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Idiopathic hyperprolactinemia increases anterior pituitary hormone deficiency risk
Patients with idiopathic hyperprolactinemia have a higher risk for anterior pituitary hormone deficiency that may require hormone therapy, according to findings published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements fail to prevent cardiovascular disease
Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does prevent the incidence of cardiovascular disease or death in adults aged 50 to 84 years, according to findings published inJAMA Cardiology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressure
Research published inJCI Insightlinks high blood pressure with Connshing syndrome; findings which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

When liver immune cells turn bad
Research published inScience Immunologylinks high-fat diet and obesity with insulin resistance, due to virus-fighting liver immune turning"rogue".Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Predicting severe liver disease: Obesity, insulin, diabetes, cholesterol and alcohol
According to a study presented at The International Liver Congress 2017, in the general population, central obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid abnormalities and high alcohol consumption are the strongest predictors of severe liver disease.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher chocolate intake linked to oxytocin gene variant
Certain gene variants can influence a person's food preferences, such as a liking for chocolate and high-fat foods, according to research presented at the Experimental Biology 2017 conference.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UK National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) launches 2017 update
The Society for Endocrinology is pleased to announce that the UK National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) 2017 Update has now been released via theirwebsite. This new Guideline, accredited by NICE, includes a number of updates on risk assessment, management and treatments. An obvious change is the alteration to the age-related assessment and intervention thresholds so that these now remain constant from the age of 70 years upwards. The thresholds remain automatically accessible from the FRAX UK risk assessment tool. The full Guideline, and an updatedPatient Information Leaflet, are a...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes control tied to heart stent outcomes
For people with type 2 diabetes, maintaining good blood sugar control after receiving a coronary artery stent is associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study inCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions.Reuters  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower quality of life in Addison ’s disease & Cushing ’s syndrome patients
Patients with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulations report health-related quality of life that is far lower than that of the general population, according to findings of a study published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat
In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24 hours, but more patients reported feeling completely better after 48 hours, according to a study published inJAMA.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Systematic screening required to detect endocrine complications after childhood cancer
The rate of late-onset endocrine complications among childhood cancer survivors has risen, with an estimated 50% of survivors experiencing complications ranging from thyroid dysfunction to obesity or type 2 diabetes during their lifetime, according to a study in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New technique colours biomolecules in tissue
A new technique allows colouring insulin and glucagon in tissue, helping to determine where different molecules are found in the cell, according to a study inScientific Reports.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news