Endocrine Nurse Award winner for 2019 announced
Congratulations to the winner of the Endocrine Nurse Award for 2019, Alison Milne, Endocrine Nurse Specialist at NHS Grampian’s JJR Macleod Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Aberdeen.Alison has been chosen for the Award due to her exceptional work in running The Pituitary Foundation Endocrine Nurse Helpline for 10 years.Alison said,“This helpline is a valuable service for patients, their families and carers who have been diagnosed with a pituitary condition. These are very rare and complex conditions and people feel very isolated and alone.  Many hospitals in the UK do not have the luxur...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Endocrinology available online only from 2019
From January 2019Clinical Endocrinology will available to members to read online only.As well as significantly reducing the carbon footprint of printing and mailing, this transition together with the introduction of thefree app means you can access the latest research published in the Society's clinical journal anytime, anywhere.Access to Clinical Endocrinology is free for all members and it publishes articles on the clinical aspects of endocrinology, including the clinical application of molecular endocrinology. It features reviews, original papers, commentaries, cases of the month,...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Too much vitamin D may cause hypercalciuria in older adults
Older adults who over supplement with vitamin D may increase their risk of hypercalciuria, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PKC ε production in fat is linked to diabetes
Research, published inCell Metabolism, suggests that PKCε production in fat tissues, rather than the liver, may be a driving factor of diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Poor quality breakfasts linked to insulin resistance in children
Research, published inNutrients, suggests that children who eat low nutrition energy dense breakfasts are more likely to develop insulin resistance.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women may die earlier if they experience early menopause
Early onset menopause in women with or without diabetes may increase their risk of an early death, according to research published inMenopause.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery in diabetics may decrease risk of heart attacks
Weight loss surgery for obesity may lower the risk of heart attacks in type-2 diabetes patients, according to research in theJournal of the American Medical Association. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen may contribute to increased risk of inguinal hernias as men age
Research, published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that oestrogen can weaken the lower abdominal muscles in male mice increasing their risk of a hernia.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infertile men may be at higher risk developing diabetes
Research, published in BJU International, suggests that men who are infertile are more likely to have higher than normal blood sugar levels, potentially predisposing them to diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opportunity to join The Endocrinologist Editorial Board
We have a vacancy on the Editorial Board for the Society’s member magazine,The Endocrinologist. We are looking for a research-focused member to join the team and start in early 2019.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 communication between members, helping to foster a sense of community and loyalty.Board duties include:• Maintaining an overv...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children who exercise intensely have a lower risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Research, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine& Science in Sports, suggest that increased bouts of intense physical exercise can reduce the risk of children developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic profile may predict risk of developing diabetes and obesity
Research, published in Cell Metabolism, suggests that measuring the levels of 49 metabolites in blood can predict future health, including the risk of diabetes and obesity.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with elevated prolactin levels may have a lower risk of type-2 diabetes
The risk of developing type-2 diabetes may be lower in women who have high levels of circulating prolactin, according to research published inDiabetologia.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased risk of death from accidents, alcohol or suicide in diabetics
Research, published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that diabetes patients may be at a higher risk of death from an accident, alcoholism or suicide due to the psychological burden of managing their disease. Independant (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism drug improved with zinc
The new drug poly-zinc-liothyronine may perform better than liothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism who do not respond to levothyroxine, according to research published inThyroid.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estradiol and progesterone release may be different in epileptic female mice
In epileptic female mice the release of reproductive hormones estradiol and progesterone may be different due to changes in neuronal activty, according to research published ineNeuro.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Earlier puberty is linked to earlier menstruation in mother
Research, published inHuman Reproduction, suggests that children are more likely to begin puberty at a younger age if their mother started their period early.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Biochemistry PhD at the University of Cambridge
Applications are open for a 4-year research based Clinical Biochemistry PhD at the University of Cambridge, starting Oct 2019, in the labs of Dr Giles Yeo titled,‘Characterization of human neurons expressing the glucagon-like peptide 1-receptor (GLP1-R).’ ContactDr Giles Yeo directly for more information. Deadline for applications is noon 7 December. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A high fat diet may increase the risk of offspring developing insulin resistance
Female mice fed a high fat diet are more likely to produce offspring which become insulin resistant and obese, according to research published inTranslational Psychiatry.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormones are important in retinal development
By growing human retinas in the lab, researchers have shown that thyroid hormones may be important in regulating the development of red-green cones in the eye, according to a study published inScience.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The amino acid alanine can lower blood sugar levels
Oral administration of alanine in mice activates AMP kinase to lower blood sugar levels, which may be a potential future treatment for diabetes, according to research published inMolecular Metabolism.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many nail polishes could contain hormone disruptors
Research published inEnvironmental Science& Technology, suggests that many brands of nail polish contain hormone disrupting chemicals such as TPHP and DEHP.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new blood glucose monitor is accurate and does not require drawing blood
Raman spectroscopy blood-glucose monitoring is effective at detecting blood glucose levels in diabetics without the need to draw blood, according to research published inAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopausal hot flashes are more common in women with gestational diabetes or preeclampsia
The risk of hot flashes during menopause is increased in women who suffer from gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, according to research presented at the North American Menopause Society meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Give your opinions and improve the quality of public engagement in STEM?
The National Forum for Public Engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are conducting asurvey, to gather useful intelligence about people and organisations working in STEM engagement, find out how relevant the work of the National Forum is and to gather data on diversity and inclusion.If you are involved in setting the agenda for public engagement within your organisation you can also sign up to theNational Forum for Public Engagement with STEM Networking Event on 1 Nov in London, to see how The National Forum can enhance the quality of your outreach.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Voting now open for new Society Council members
Voting is now open for eligible Society members to select their best candidates for the four Council member vacancies.Full Society members can help drive the Society and the endocrine discipline foward by taking part in the vote, using the unique and secure link sent directly to their email.Voting closes at midnight onMonday 5 November and the results of the ballot will be announced to all members at the AGM on Tuesday 20 November duringSfE BES 2018 in Glasgow.    (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blocking the VDAC1 protein can restore insulin secretion in beta cells
Research, published in Cell Metabolism, suggests that inhibiting the protein VDAC1 can restore the insulin secreting function of beta cells to treat type-2 diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leptin resistance in obesity may not be linked to leptin transport
Research, published in theInternational Journal of Obesity, using a new 3D imaging technique suggests that leptin transport is unaffected by obesity or leptin resistance. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Newly discovered structure within the oestrogen receptor may be a drug target
Research, published inNature Communications, has identified a novel structure within the oestrogen receptor which could be used as a drug target to treat breast cancer.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A gene mutation may lower the risk of type-2 diabetes
A mutation in the gene, SGLT-1, decreases the ability of the gut to absorb glucose lowering the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and cardio metabolic diseases, according to a study published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of bone fractures increased by consuming too much vitamin A
Research, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that consuming too much vitamin A may weaken bones, increasing the risk of fractures. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Indicators of type-2 diabetes can appear decades before a diagnosis
High blood sugar and insulin resistance could predict the onset of type-2 diabetes decades before being diagnosed with the disease, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Complement protein C3 may protect pancreatic beta cells
Research, published in Cell Metabolism, suggests that the complement protein C3 protects pancreatic beta cells from stress induced by diabetes and inflammation, by regulating autophagy.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes risk lowered by lorcaserin in people who have cardiovascular disease or obesity
Lorcaserin lowers the risk of adults with obesity or cardiovascular disease developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Survival from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours improved with surgery
Research, presented at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society symposium, suggests that patients with a stage II-IV pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour will survive longer if they have surgery to remove their tumour. Medpage Today  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners damage gut bacteria potentially worsening blood sugar control
Artificial sweeteners may be toxic to gut bacteria, potentially affecting blood sugar control and increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bone health may be unaffected by vitamin D supplements
Supplementing with vitamin D may not be effective in preventing fractures or improving mineral density in bones, according to research published inLancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BCG vaccine may reduce blood sugar in type-1 diabetics
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that the bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine is effective at reducing blood sugar levels in people with type-1 diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fathers with elevated cortisol while holding their new-born may provide more care
New fathers whose cortisol levels elevate while holding their new-born baby are more likely to care for and play with their baby in its first few months of life, according to research published inHormones and Behavior.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin is commonly subjected to wrong temperatures at home
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that insulin is commonly stored at incorrect temperatures in household fridges, which may lower its potency.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New insulin delivery system may improve glycaemic control for type-1 diabetes patients
A hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system can improve the time type-1 diabetics spend in the recommended glycaemic range by 10% compared to using sensor-augmented pump therapy, according to research published inThe Lancet.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone replacement therapy may not be safe in men at risk of heart disease
Boosting testosterone in men with low levels may not be safe if they have heart disease risk factors, according to research presented at the American Physiological Society's Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of developing cancer is linked to type-2 diabetes
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that people with type-2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing and dying from cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low vitamin D may cause premature death in older diabetic Thai men
Research, published inGeriatrics& Gerontology International, suggests that older Thai men with diabetes are at greater risk of an early death if they have low levels of vitamin D. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having diabetes and dementia may increase risk of death from hypoglycemia
Having dementia increases risk of death from hypoglycemia in older adults with diabetes, compared to those who only have diabetes, according to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lipoxin may resolve blood vessel plaque formation in diabetes
Research, published in Diabetes, suggests that synthetic molecules called lipoxins can protect against inflammation and plaque formation in diabetes-associated atherosclerosis.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin B may protect against nephropathy in children with diabetes.
Children with type-1 diabetes who supplement with vitamin B may be protected against the progression of nephropathy, according to research presented at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 2018 meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two lion cubs born from artificial insemination
Reported by the University of Pretoria, a pair of South African lion cubs has been born via artificial insemination for the first time in the world.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leukaemia cells can decrease insulin activity in healthy cells
Research, published inCancer Cell, has shown that leukaemia cells can lower insulin sensitivity in healthy cells and decrease insulin production in the body, to benefit leukaemia growth.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Implant may improve treatment of diabetic macular oedema
Patients with advanced diabetic macular oedema show improved disease outcomes, including a reduction in central retinal thickness, when treated with a corticosteroid implant, according to research published at the Euretina 2018 meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news