Healing molecule discovery could reduce limb amputations for diabetes patients
According to research published inAntioxidants and Redox Signalling, a molecule that is part of the body’s tissue repair system could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks
Asthma sufferers could halve their risk of suffering a severe attack requiring hospitalisation simply by taking a vitamin D supplement, according to a study inThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

GM soybean oil leads to less obesity and insulin resistance but is still harmful to liver
According to a study, published inNature Scientific Reports, although a genetically-modified soybean oil was associated with lower risk of obesity and insulin resistance, it did not have beneficial effects on risk of diabetes or fatty liver disease.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Skipping breakfast could increase risk of heart attacks
According to a study published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology,adults who miss the first meal of the day are more than twice as likely to have blocked arteries.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night shifts increase your risk of obesity
According to a study published inObesity Reviews, the increased levels of obesity and weight gain amongst shift workers is attributable to their working patterns, due to hormonal disruptions.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement increases pregnancy success in hypopituitarism
Women with childhood-onset combined pituitary hormone deficiencies have successful pregnancies when treated with adequate hormone replacement before ovarian stimulation, according to findings published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New role for hormone GDF15 in weight control
A new pathway for hormone, growth and differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), indicating a role for it in regulating body weight has been published inNature.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin leads worms to show their caring side
According to a study, published inScientific Reports, the oxytocin-like worm hormone, nematocin, promotes parental behaviour designed to benefit their offspring.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Booking open for cr ├Ęche facilities at SfE BES 2017
With SfE BES 2017 just around the corner, time is running out to register for the subsidised crèche facilities.Advance booking is required and places are limited, so please download the registration instructions and follow them to register a place for your child. The crèche will run a daily timetable of activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, drama, music, circus skills workshops and parachute games. It will be located in King's Suite at the Harrogate Convention Centre, this service is provided by Nipperbout. Nip...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Saving carbs for last may help ward off blood sugar spike for diabetics
Saving the bread for last at mealtime could help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar under control, new research inBJM Open Diabetes Research and Caresuggests.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Meditation may play a role in lowering cardiovascular risk
Mediation may benefit cardiovascular risk, but traditional care for risk factors such as high cholesterol and blood pressure remains the mainstay of preventing heart disease, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aldosterone increases response of cell brains that cause salt cravings
Neurons activated during salt deficiency also increase their response in the presence of aldosterone, according to a study in the journalNeuron.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vasopressin could me making your dog aggressive
According to a new study inFrontiers of Psychology, the hormone vasopressin may be causing some dogs to become aggressive on the leash.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood obesity tied to late-pregnancy hypertension
Among pregnant women, high blood pressure during later pregnancy may increase offspring obesity risk, a study published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolismreports.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Will binge-watching TV increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease and diabetes?
A recent study published in the journalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise links increased hours of television viewing to a higher risk of certain inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes: Effective relief for nerve pain steps closer
Drugs that block a protein called HCN2 may have the potential to provide relief for people with diabetes who have chronic nerve pain, according to a study inScience Translational Medicine.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liraglutide linked to reduction in VAT and improvement in beta-index
For obese individuals with prediabetes or early type 2 diabetes, liraglutide is associated with a greater reduction in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and greater improvement inβ-index, according to a study inDiabetes Care.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin can make women fear new experiences
A study inBiological Psychiatry suggests that instead of making every social situation better, oxytocin may just exaggerate reactions to social experiences in women.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prolactin helps mother's brain to establish nurturing links
Prolactin signalling in a specific brain region is essential for mothers to show vitally important maternal nurturing behaviour towards their young, research inPNASreports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cells
New research published inNature Cell Biologysuggests that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dairy-free milks could leave consumers at risk of iodine deficiency
According to a new study in theBritish Journal of Nutrition, the majority of dairy-free milks do not have adequate levels of iodine and are not an adequate substitute for cows’ milk.The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Underlying mechanism leading to age-associated osteoporosis identified
According to research, published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, protein, Cbf-beta, plays a critical role in maintaining the bone-producing cells and its levels reduce with age.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risks for metabolic syndrome in PCOS vary by study design, age & BMI
Women with PCOS are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome but the level of risk varies according to study design, disease criteria and confounder controls, according to a meta-analysis published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enzyme may prevent rebound after weight loss
According to research, published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,an enzyme was found to reduce ghrelin's influence, which may point to a new way of managing weight gain.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin dose not tied to cardiovascular outcomes
Cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes are not explained by insulin resistance, according to research published inObesity and Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Guidelines on transgender medical care updated
The Endocrine Society has updated its guidelines for providing gender-affirming treatment to transgender individuals, published online in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Autumn issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The autumn edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.This edition, entitled‘From genetics to therapeutics: Thyroid covered’, is dedicated to that‘quintessential’ endocrine organ: the thyroid. We hear about a new campaign to promote better eye care for thyroid eye disease, examine the genetic basis of congenital hypothyroidism, consider L-T3 treatment in hypothyroidism, look to the future with thyroid regenerative therapy, and consider therapeutic strategies in radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer. We al...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Staff Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham
Department: EndocrinologyLocation: BirminghamSalary: £22,128 -£28,746Closing date for applications: 22 October 2017University Hospitals Birmingham are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking registered nurse to join the Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Team. This excellent opportunity is open to Band 5 nurses with substantial experience in acute care setting.Applicants are invited to contact Sherwin Criseno (ANP/Lead Nurse, Endocrinology) on 0121 371 6950 or e-mail Sherwin.criseno@uhb.nhs.ukFind out more (...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrinology and diabetes physician in Montana, USA
St Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana is looking for a team-oriented and motivated endocrinology physician to join our busy and growing program. Our physicians take a team approach to diagnosing endocrine and diabetic conditions, and finding the best treatments and solutions for the people in our community.Our Endocrinology and Diabetes physicians collaborate with other specialists in our full-service organization, such as cardiology, nephrology, podiatry, and wound care, to prevent and treat diabetic and endocrine related diseases. St Vincent Healthcare is renowned in the region for providing comprehensive care and e...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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 to 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

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