Insulin boosts the immune system to fight infection
Research, published inCell Metabolism, reveals a pathway connecting insulin signalling and the activity of T cells to boost immune response.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet lowers risk of erectile dysfunction
A Mediterranean diet is linked to lower male impotency and increased testosterone levels, according to a study published inCirculation.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment for lung cancer may cause early menopause
Early menopause has been linked to chemotherapy used whilst treating lung cancer, according to a study published inMenopause.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower risk of osteoporosis in new stroke patients treated with statins
Patients diagnosed with a stroke and treated with statins may be at less risk of developing osteoporosis, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Neurology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormones utilised to regrow neurons in the spinal cord
Research, published inNature, suggests that a combination of growth factors and hormones can stimulate neuronal axons to regrow.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immune cell checkpoints implicated in type-1 diabetes
Research, published inFrontiers in Immunology, suggests that specific immune cells, which fail to respond to checkpoint molecules, attack insulin-producing cells in a model of type-1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D genetics do not influence risk of fractures
Genetics which result in lower vitamin D levels are not linked to an increased risk of bone fractures, according to research published inThe BMJ. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Animals also experience menopause
Research, published in Scientific Reports, discovered that beluga whales and narwhals also experience menopause.Science alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic variability can influence nutritional requirements
A review, published in Annual Review of Nutrition, suggests that genetic variance can influence the absorption of micronutrients such as vitamin D.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT is linked to microscopic colitis
Treating menopause symptoms with hormones is associated with microscopic colitis, according to results published in Gastroenterology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online tool can predict breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular exercise boosts a metabolic hormone
Cardiovascular exercise increases levels of FGF21 more than weight training, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation Insight.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause – not just for humans
Research, published in the JournalScientific Reports, discovered that Beluga whales and narwhals also experience menopause.Science alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular safety of weight loss drug examined
Research, published inThe New England Journal of Medicine, shows that weight loss drug Lorcaserin does not cause valvulopathy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new blueprint of serotonin neurons
Serotonin neuron projections from the dorsal raphe are more organised that previously thought, according to research published in the JournalCell.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic variability can influence our nutritional requirements
A review, published in the JournalAnnual Review of Nutrition, suggests that genetic variance can influence the absorption of micronutrients such as vitamin D.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy is linked to microscopic colitis
Treating menopause symptoms with hormones is associated with microscopic colitis, according to results published in the JournalGastroenterology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online tool can predicts breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Six novel biomarkers highlight risk of polyneuropathy
Research, published in the JournalDiabetes, indicates that six biomarkers of inflammation can be used highlight the risk of polyneuropathy.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A sugar that increases insulin sensitivity
The sugar trehalose boosts insulin sensitivity lowering the chance of developing diabetes, according to a study published inJCI Insight.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity from disrupted sleep
Poor quality of sleep can directly influence metabolism leading to fat gain and loss of muscle, according to a study published inScience Advances.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A high fat diet may block satiety
Research, published in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered a link between high fat diets and leptin resistance in mice. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fresh vs frozen - how to get the best IVF outcome
Frozenin vitro fertilisation is not always the best option compared with fresh transfer, according to a study published inFertility and Sterility.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depressed mothers influence their child ’s immune and mental health
Research, published in theJournal Depression& Anxiety, suggests a link between increased cortisol, stress and behaviour problems in children if they have a depressed mother.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone deficiency in patients exposed to radiation therapy
The level of radiation exposure used to treat brain tumours is associated with hormone deficiency in young patients, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Strategies to greatly reduce cardiovascular disease risk in type-2 diabetes
According to a study, published in theThe New England Journal of Medicine, well-controlled type-2 diabetics that abstain from smoking can virtually eliminate their increased risk of early death from a heart attack or stroke.Health Europa (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having a Vitamin D3 deficiency and periodontitis may influence the onset of type-2 diabetes
Adults with gum disease and Vitamin D3 deficiency are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to a new study published inBMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Milk consumption at breakfast may benefit people suffering from type-2 diabetes
Research, published in theJournal of Dairy Science, reports that drinking milk first thing in the morning releases gastric hormones that slow the digestion of carbohydrate and lower blood sugar levels.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Do hormone levels in males adapt to help fathers in parenthood?
Professor Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, funded by a European Research Council grant, has been investigating whether changing hormone levels of new fathers influence their interactions with their children.Horizon (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased autism risk in children of women exposed to pesticide
The level of DDT exposure to pregnant women correlates with an increased risk of autism in their children, according to a study in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels linked to lipid levels in children
Vitamin D is independently and inversely associated with cholesterol levels in children, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mushrooms may improve glucose control
According to a study, published in theJournal of Functional Foods, a daily portion of button mushrooms, fed to mice, increased their levels of gut bacteria that are known to influence glucose production.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sexuality may be influenced by immune cells
Research, published in theJournal of Neuroscience, suggests that activation of mast cells by oestrogen in the brain may influence sexual behaviour.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy may increase risk of mood disorders in children
High maternal levels of cortisol during pregnancy increase the incidence of anxiety and depressive-like behaviours in female children, according to a study published inBiological Psychiatry.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Petition launched for an increased EU research & innovation budget
The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) and EuroScience have launched a petition to increase the European Union Research& Innovation budget. find out more and sign the petition on the dedicatedwebpage.#DoubleRIEU (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid removal with no visible scar
A new endoscopic technique, that allows the thyroid and parathyroid to be removed through a small incision on the inside of the mouth, leaves no visible scar, according to a team at Baylor College of Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormone linked to leukaemia progression
Cortisol is a key activator in a pathway that enables acute myeloid leukaemia cells to evade the immune system, according to a study published inCellular& Molecular Immunology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prepubertal hormone changes linked to poor body image in children
According to a study, published in theJournal of Adolescent Health, rising hormone levels associated with the onset of puberty are linked to poor body image experiences in children.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research suggests why migraines are more common in women
Findings, published inFrontiers in Molecular Biosciences, indicate that women are more likely to suffer migraines due to the action of oestrogen on the cranial nerves.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early diabetes diagnosis linked to earlier death
A study, published inThe Lancet, reports that patients diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at a young age have a greater risk of developing heart issues and a shorter life expectancy.Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Variability in occurrence of adrenal crisis in CAH
The incidence of adrenal crisis in young congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) patients varies greatly, depending on the treating hospital, according to a study published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fertility treatments may increase autism risk
According to research, published by the University of Haifa in Israel, progesterone therapy, when used as a fertility treatment, increases the risk of having an autistic child.Tribune (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved thyroid biopsy technique
According to a study, published inThyroid, using smaller-gauge needles for nonaspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules leads to improved diagnosis.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Postdoctoral researcher in reproductive endocrinology, St George ’s University of London.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the research group of Dr Kim Jonas, located in the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, at St George’s, University of London.The post-holder will utilize a combination ofin vivo andin vitro models, together with cutting-edge single molecule imaging and genomic approaches to uncover how follicle stimulating hormone and its receptor regulate ovarian function at key time points throughout reproductive lifespan.This full-time post is funded by the BBSRC for 3 years and the closing date for applications is Monday 20 August ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation does not increase baby growth in deficient pregnant mothers
According to research, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency who take supplements do not improve their babies' growth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Men get a testosterone boost from winning
According to research, published inHuman Nature, men who believe they have won in competition with another man have elevated testosterone levels and an inflated opinion of their sexual attractiveness.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tight underpants reduce sperm quality
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, men who wear looser boxer shorts have higher sperm number and quality.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet may raise type-2 diabetes risk
According to research, published in theJournal of Physiology, although low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets can reduce weight, they may also decrease glucose tolerance and predispose to developing type-2 diabetes. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic hormone boosts plant growth
A new hormone, developed by combining chemical, biological and engineering techniques, could be used to manipulate plant growth, according to a study published inNew Phytologist.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news