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Professor Sir Steve O ’Rahilly admitted to membership of the Royal Irish Academy
Congratulations to former Society President Professor O'Rahilly for being elected Members of the Royal Irish Academy!Professor O'Rahilly's work on the causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes have made him a world renowned expert in the field. He is one of eighteen new Members recently elected to the Academy. The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, admitted the new Members on Friday 26th May 2017. Since 1785 membership of the Academy has been awarded to persons who have attained distinction by their unique con...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers call for paradigm shift in type 2 diabetes treatment
Results from four recent randomized clinical trials suggest that using medications that offer glucose control while reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease could improve patient outcomes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care products
A group of scientists and medical professionals called on the international community to further restrict the production and use of endocrine disruptors triclosan and triclocarban. The statement was published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives.The Washington Post (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is pre-eclampsia caused by a baby's DNA?
Pregnant women can be put at risk of pre-eclampsia by their own baby's DNA, according to a study published inNature Genetics.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NAMS new position statement on hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms
A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy for menopause symptoms from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has been published online inMenopause.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Save the date for NETs Basics Day!
Are you a consultant or a trainee interested in knowing more about neuroendocrine tumours?Learn about the latest research in the topic or how to manage patients with neuroendocrine tumours on this multidisciplinary one-day course organised by UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKI NETS) and endorsed by the Society for Endocrinology.The session will be held in Sheffield on14 September 2014 - save the date!Find out how to register   (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Samuel Leonard Simpson fellowships in endocrinology
The RCP Samuel Leonard Simpson fellowships in endocrinology are now open for applications. These felloswhiops enable endocrinologists to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas. Up to£8,000 are available for one or more candidates. Applications will be considered from suitably qualified people in the UK wishing to make visits abroad, or from those abroad wishing to visit the UK. Deadline 1 August 2017. Read more and find out how to apply (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

2017 Society Journal Awardees announced
We are ready to announce the best papers submitted to the Society journals in 2017! They are as follows: Journal of Endocrinology - A vital region for human glycoprotein hormone trafficking revealed by an LHB mutationJournal of Molecular Endocrinology - MuRF1 mono-ubiquitinates TRα to inhibit T3 induced cardiac hypertrophy in vivoEndocrine-Related Cancer - Social isolation induces autophagy in the mouse mammary gland: link to increased mammary cancer riskEndocrine Connections - Characterization of human follicular thyroid cancer cell...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New benefit for Society members - increased discount when publishing in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
 Exciting news for our members! Endocrinology, Diabetes& Metabolism Case Reports are increasing the SfE member discount on the Article Publication Charge from 20 to 25%. EDM Case Reports brings together international and national endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism societies to collaborate on this publication in order to benefit those societies, their members and the community as a whole. EDM Case Reports is a Society-endorsed, open-access resource.This initiative will support the dissemination of research conducted by memb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society's journals impact factors announced!
We are really excited to announce this has been a fantastic year for the Society's journals impact factors! Endocrine Connections has received a remarkable first impact factor of 2.541. This is testament to the high quality of the published articles and the hard work of the editorial board, including late Editor-in-Chief Dr Jens Sandahl Christiansen.For another year in a row, Journal of Endocrinology’s impact factor continues to increase. At 4.706, it has received its highest to date, positioning it as the highest ranked basic science endocrinology journal for a second year.&nbs...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at Queen Mary University of London
QMUL are seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology to join the Centre of Endocrinology at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research programme that will contribute to the scientific excellence in Endocrinology at the institution.Read more (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year
Being overweight is killing millions of people around the world, according to the most extensive and authoritative study of the global impact ever carried out, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People are kinder to strangers as they get older due to 'love hormone' boost
The older you get the more generous you become, according to a new study inJournals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences that examined how much money people are willing to donate to strangers. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Text messages can ease transition to adult type 1 diabetes care
Automated text message reminders to check blood glucose can prevent worsening glycaemic control in adolescents who are engaged in their medical care, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association Meeting in San Diego.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Targeted radionuclide treatment for neuroendocrine tumours improves quality of life
A study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging reports that a novel peptide receptor radionuclide therapy significantly improves wellbeing for patients with malignant neuroendocrine tumours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel SGLT-2 inhibitor boosts glycaemic control
The investigational SGLT-2 inhibitor ertugliflozin improves glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association Meeting in San Diego.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People with a strict bedtime are more successful
New research inScientific Reportssuggests that people who go to bed at the same time every night are far more healthy and successful than their more spontaneous peers.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anti-diabetes drug also 'lessens kidney and heart disease' risk
A type 2 diabetes drug to reduce blood sugar levels significantly cuts the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease, according to a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children from poor families four times more likely to start puberty early
Children from poor families are up to four times more likely to start puberty early, which may be caused by stress, research published inPediatrics suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Binge drinking raises a woman's chance of type 2 diabetes
Young women who binge drink increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, a study inBMC Public Healthsuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How yoga could ease cancer patients' pain and fatigue
Yoga may help ease the pain and fatigue of cancer treatment due to reduced cortisol levels, according to new research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging
A new study in mice shows that trehalose, a type of natural sugar, may boost the'housekeeping' abilities of a certain kind of immune cell, thus reducing the build-up of plaque inside the arteries. The results are published inNature Communications.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male sexual behaviour linked to elevated male sex hormone receptors in muscles of sex-changing fish
Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens and essential for male courtship behaviour, according to a study inPLOS One.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenopausal women
A new study published inMenopauselinks alcohol consumption with a higher prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Maternal vitamin D exposure benefits fetal immune system
Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy modifies the immune system of the neonate, according to findings published in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Summer issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The summer edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.In this edition entitled‘Transcending borders: endocrinology is international’, we hear from endocrinologists around the world about their research and experiences of working within the discipline and how they learnt some fascinating lessons along the way. We hear about medical training in the USA, the world-leading Scandinavian approach to curating large population datasets, an astonishing diabetes centre in Abu Dhabi, and the day-to-d...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simple step protects people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease
One additional injection of insulin, three hours after eating, has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease, in a clinical trial published inDiabetes and Vascular Disease Research.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance observed in girls with PCOS, regardless of BMI
Normal-weight adolescents with PCOS show insulin resistance, changes in postprandial glucose disposal and post-exercise muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, according to findings published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid supplementation may help in bipolar disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilisers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in a select group of female patients with bipolar disorder, according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Phthalates linked to depressed thyroid function in pre-schoolers
Pre-school age girls exposed to phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, showed signs of depressed thyroid function, according to a study published inEnvironment International.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning
A study, published inCurrent Biology, reports that the onset of puberty reduces flexibility in some forms of learning, through the action of pubertal hormones on the frontal cortex.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Laughter releases 'feel good hormones' to promote social bonding
A study, published inThe Journal of Neuroscience,reports that laughing triggers the release of endorphins, which may play an important role in social bonding.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon
Development of type 2 diabetes is correlated with bacteria penetrating the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study published inCellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma
A new study, published in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of newborn babies.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Comparison of osteoporosis treatments for improving bone mineral density
After teriparatide, osteoporosis treatment with denosumab yields higher additional bone mineral density gain, compared with bisphosphonates, according to data presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone receptor protein that promotes chronic heart failure discovered
A new study, published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine, reports that corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Call for more countries to recognise obesity as disease
Experts at two recent European endocrinology meetings are calling for more countries to formally recognise obesity as a disease in order to strengthen the fight against this epidemic of the 21st century.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Household chemicals may impair thyroid in young girls
Early childhood exposures to specific phthalates are associated with depressed thyroid function in girls at age 3, according to a study published inEnvironment International.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dopamine agonists for pituitary tumours: to treat or not?
The benefits and risks of giving patients medical therapy after surgery to prevent regrowth of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas was debated at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2017, with the final vote revealing a 50-50 split of opinion from the audience.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts
A new genetic variant, common among villagers, appears to prevent them from suffering cardiovascular disease, says a study published inNature Communications.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many transplant candidates
A new study in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that receiving donor kidneys from individuals with diabetes may offer a greater survival benefit than remaining on the waitlist for many transplant candidates.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
A molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signalling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose, suggests a study inNature Cell Biology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simply reminiscing about happy times can remove any stressful thoughts
According to a study inNature Human Behaviour,those who think about happy times during a stressful situation have a significantly decreased rise in levels of cortisol.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Designer worm spit could help with non-healing wounds
A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds, a common problem amongst the diabetic population. The results are published in theJournal of Medicinal Chemistry.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society opposes austere cuts to healthcare and medical research budget
The Endocrine Society warned that the President's proposal to slash $7.16 billion of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would hinder progress toward medical treatments and advances in public health.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Wild seals given 'love hormone' in experiment
Scientists have found that wild seals given a dose of oxytocin, nicknamed the love hormone, become more sociable and less aggressive, according to a study inProceedings of the Royal Society B.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Growth hormone therapy enhances recovery of patients with spinal damage
Growth hormone treatment combined with physical therapy over six months significantly improved sensory function in patients with complete spinal injuries, according to research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists discover antibody that reduces body fat in mice
A study inNaturereports that scientists have discovered an antibody that reduces body fat by targeting follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the pituitary gland.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intranasal oxytocin increases emotion perception in autism
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study published inTranslational Psychiatrysuggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D tablets could help with chronic backache and arthritis
According to research in theJournal of Endocrinology, Vitamin D tablets could help people cope with chronic backache and arthritis.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news