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DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
A study, published inNature, used genome editing technology to identify a gene critical for fertility, which may be useful in the future to uncover the cause of miscarriage and improve fertility treatments.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations
According to a study, published in Biological Psychiatry,after experiencing negative social interactions, oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar social situations in mice.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes
Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and, according to a paper published inCell, exosomes have an important role in this pathology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity adversely affects sperm quality and quantity
A study, published in Andologia,reports that obesity in men is associated with lower semen volume, reduced sperm count, concentration and motility, as well as greater sperm defects.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sexual touch promotes early puberty
A study, published inPLOS Biology, finds that touching prepubescent female rats’ genitals can cause regional brain alterations and signs of puberty to appear up to three weeks earlier.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Scientist and Clinician Updates coming soon to your inbox
Introducing the new Scientist and Clinician Update emails, which have been designed in response to your feedback from the 2017 Society membership survey. The survey revealed that you would like email updates that are more relevant to your professional interests as clinical or basic research based endocrinologists.We are committed to implementing your feedback and these new monthly emails aim to ensure that our communications align with what members want to know, including all the Society and world endocrine news, national and international meetings, training opportunities and grants, selected for clinicians and sc...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research Technician in Molecular and Cell Biology at Imperial College London
Salary: £27,190 -£29,250 per annumContract: Full Time Fixed Term up to four yearsCampus: Hammersmith Campus Closing Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017 (Midnight BST)A Research Technician position in Molecular and Cell Biology is available in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. You will work on a programme funded by a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award entitled Cellular thyroid hormone availability: regulation of development and tissue repair, and pathogenesis of degenerative disease.&nb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transforming white adipose to brown could be used combat obesity
According to a study, published inCell Reports, blocking protein, PexRAP, enables white fat cells to be converted to brown adipose, in a mouse model.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Discovery of new interconnection between the nervous and immune system
Spinal cord injury can cause a disruption in adrenal gland hormone secretion, which can result in an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections, according to a study published inNature Neuroscience.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New role for endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation in hormone release
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation, the machinery of the ERAD process controls the level of hormones released from cells.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes
Norwegians infected with the H1N1 influenza virus were twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to findings presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Canine social skills are linked to oxytocin
According to a study, published inHormones and Behavior, genetic variations in sensitivity to oxytocin affect the social relationships of dogs with their owners.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Last chance to publish free in Endocrine Connections
The gift of free publishing for the Society for Endocrinology (SfE) and European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) members is coming to an end - it is now your last chance to benefit from this generous initiative.Endocrine Connections received its first impact factor of 2.541 this year. To celebrate this important milestone, SfE and ESE offer their members completely free Open Access publishing in Endocrine Connections in 2017,* a saving of£950 per publication. Submit by 30 September 2017to publish free inEndocrine Connections.Find your member number on email correspondence and su...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT won't kill you - but menopausal women still face a difficult decision
According to a study published inJAMA,HRT does not shorten lives but it still increases the risk of cancer.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Jet lag drug could lessen chemotherapy pain
Melatonin could significantly improve chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, a study published in theJournal of Pineal Researchreports.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular benefit from PCSK9 drug unaltered by diabetes
Presence of diabetes had no bearing on cardiovascular risk reduction with the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab (Repatha), researchers report in a study published in theLancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes app points to severe hypoglycaemia and cardiovascular risk
An online risk scoring tool predicts severe hypoglycaemia and major adverse cardiovascular event risk in type 2 diabetes, according to a post-hoc analysis published inDiabetologia.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Steroid hormones could hold further clues about age-related bone loss
Glucocorticoids could provide new insight into the bone loss and deterioration that occurs with ageing, a study published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Researchreports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D could help lower heart failure
According to a new study published in theEuropean Journal of Heart Failure, low vitamin D levels are linked to a higher likelihood of heart failure in the elderly.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral contraceptive plus spironolactone safely addresses androgen excess in PCOS
PCOS women treated with a combination oral contraceptive with spironolactone were not at increased risk for metabolic or cardiovascular complications, according to findings published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study identifies blood vessel as a therapeutic target for diabetes
In a new study published inScience Translational Medicine,researchers have identified a role of a secreted protein, apelin, in regulating the transfer of fatty acids across the blood vessels. This offers insights into a potential target for type 2 diabetes therapies.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower thyroid stimulating hormone levels elevate risk of thyroid cancer
There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease, a study inAmerican Association for Cancer Researchsuggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A type of bacteria found in stools can predict ability to lose weight
People cannot lose weight without enough levels of Prevotella in their gut, according to a new study published in theInternational Journal of Obesity.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women are at risk of a deadlier form of breast cancer
Apple-shaped women are at risk of developing a deadlier form of breast cancer, whereas pear-shaped figures are prone to a treatable form of the disease, a new study inThe Oncologistsuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women with preeclampsia may have life-long heart issues after giving birth
A new study presented at the American Heart Association meeting in San Francisco suggests women who develop preeclampsia earlier in pregnancy are more likely to have thickening in their heart's left ventricle one month after delivery.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society announces 2018 Laureate Award winners
The Endocrine Society has announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of its prestigious 2018 Laureate Awards.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

GLP-1 diabetes drug neutral for the heart
Extended-release exenatide (Bydureon) is safe for the heart but does not help prevent cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes, a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicinereports.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy outcomes remain poor in mothers with childhood-onset T1D
According to new research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, pregnancy outcomes remain poor in women with type 1 diabetes, despite significant advances in obstetric and diabetes care.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Society ’s Year in Review 2016 is now published
We achieved some fantastic successes in 2016 thanks to the valuable input of our members and other partners. The Year in Review aims to demonstrate the impact that the Society has through supporting individual members, the endocrine community and engaging with the public.Highlights included several brand new member benefits, a record-breaking SfE BES conference, publication of five emergency guidance resources, a new corporate partnership and the launch of the new Endocrine Nurse Award.Download and read thefull document to learn more about last year’s journey to advance endocrinology, and to discover opportunitie...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis
Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a large study published inNeurology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes
According to data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Guardian  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Six meals a day may be better than three for those who weigh too much
According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, obese individuals with pre-diabetes or type two diabetes that ate‘little and often’ had far better blood sugar control than those who ate three large meals.Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could hunger be a trick of the mind?
Findings, presented at the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology annual conference, suggest that sensations of hunger and fullness may be associated with individual expectations and perceptions about the meal, and not physical changes in ghrelin levels.Medical News Today  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death
According to a study published inJAMA, women who take hormone replacement therapy may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who do not take hormones.Reuters  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Labradors are genetically predisposed to being hungry
Dr Raffan, from the University of Cambridge, explained how Labradors are genetically at risk of becoming overweight at the British Science Festival in Brighton. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Should men with obese wives be screened for diabetes?
According to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting, men are more likely to develop diabetes if their wife is obese, while women living with overweight men are not.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Variation in genetic risk explains which people develop type 1 diabetes in later life
Having certain genetic variants could explain why people can develop type 1 diabetes at markedly different ages, says new research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sequential therapy a winner in osteoporosis
The administration of abaloparatide (Tymlos) for 18 months followed by alendronate (Fosamax) for 2 years was associated with dramatic reductions in fracture risk among postmenopausal women, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene variants newly linked to osteoporosis
A link between the loss of bone mineral density that can result in osteoporosis-related fractures and 153 new gene variants has been found, according to a genome-wide association study published inNature Genetics.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
Hormone replacement therapy can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Later circadian timing of food intake associated with increased body mass index
The timing of food intake relative to melatonin onset, a marker of a person's biological night, is associated with higher percent body fat and BMI, a study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutritionreports.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coffee compound may prevent type 2 diabetes
Cafestol, a bioactive compound present in coffee, may prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study inJournal of Natural Products suggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bisphenol A exposure through the skin takes longer to be excreted
According to a paper published inEnvironmental Science& Technology, BPA, often used in store receipts, lasts longer in the body when introduced through the skin.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone levels of new fathers may cause mood swings
According to a study, published inHormones and Behavior, a drop in testosterone levels can signal postpartum depression in men, whilst a spike may be a sign of aggression, following the arrival of a newborn.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Largest ever genetic study paves way for potential osteoporosis treatment
A large genome-wide association study, published inNature Genetics, has identified novel, potential treatment targets for osteoporosis.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

More research needed to assess cardioprotective effect of vitamin D
More research is needed to assess the role of vitamin D in the prevention of periprocedural myocardial injury, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production
A study, published inPNAS, has solved the mystery of why patients with underactive thyroid also tend to be anaemic.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have issued guidelines to UK doctors, for the first time, on the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Therapeutic benefits of melatonin for treating blood cancers
According to a study published in theBritish Journal of Pharmacology, melatonin has important anticancer effects that may be useful for treating blood cancers.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dementia risk elevated in subclinical hyperthyroidism with suppressed TSH
According to a study published inClinical Endocrinology, adults with subclinical hyperthyroidism and suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone have an increased risk of dementia and a decline in their cognitive scoring.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news