Sex hormones affect progression of asthma
A study published, inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that normal fluctuations in female hormones may affect the development and symptoms of asthma.  Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender woman able to breastfeed baby
According to a case study, published inTransgender Health, a transgender women has successfully breastfed a baby following an experimental course of hormone treatment.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cabozantinib potential option to treat differentiated thyroid cancer
According to results that will be presented at the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium in Arizona this Friday, tumours treated with the drug shrunk in 97% of patients.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common chemicals in environment could have an impact in body weight
PFASs, chemicals commonly found in consumer products, may be linked to a dysregulation in body weight, according to a study inPLOS Medicine.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ketone drinks could reduce blood sugar spikes in diabetes
Ketone supplements could be an alternative to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, research in theJournal of Physiology suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

3D-printed ovaries could be the future of infertility treatments
A study inNature Communications reports that a mouse model with 3D-printed ovaries gave birth to healthy offspring. Live Science (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal pregnancy test Primodos linked to deformities in embryos
According to a study published inScientific Reports, Primodos, a pregnancy test used during the 60s and 70s, had potential to deform embryos in the womb. Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating slowly can influence weight loss
A new study published inBMJ Open suggests that eating slowly, as well as low alcohol consumption and avoiding after-dinner snacks, can have an impact in weight loss. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reduced registration fees to attend the European Thyroid Association Meeting
Society members are eligible for reduced registration fees to attend the Annual European Thyroid Association Meeting in Newcastle, 15-18 September 2018.You may register for€250before 30 June and for €300 from 1 July.To register visit theregistration page and select“BES and BTA member” and, when prompted, enter booking code: B2018ETAVisitwww.eta2018.org for more information on the programme and abstract submission. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research Fellow – Full-time (Fixed Term) at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham
Location:Department of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceSalary: £29,799 -£38,832Closing Date: 8 March 2018Post Duration: 36 monthsUniversity of Birmingham are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join Prof. David Hodson’s research group atthe Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham. The project, funded for 36 months by a Diabetes UK Research Grant, seeks to understand how stress hormones (termed glucocorticoids) influence beta cell function and insulin release, and how this may interact with obesity To do this, w...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Wearable technology can diagnose diabetes with high accuracy
According to data, presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence on 7 February 2018, the DeepHeart Apple Watch App is able to detect diabetes in wearers with 85% accuracy.Forbes (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ghrelin levels do not adjust after weightloss
A study, published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, reports that ghrelin levels remain high in those that have lost weight, which increases levels of hunger and may contribute to rebound weight gain.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Possible positive outcome of prenatal stress
A report, published inPsychological Science, indicates that prenatal stress can enhance developmental plasticity in offspring. This suggests that good parenting may then have more beneficial effects but that negligent care could have more negative effects on offspring.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could beer have beneficial health effects?
According to a study, published inScientific Reports, a key ingredient of beer, (xanthohumal) may reduce insulin and leptin resistance.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors at higher risk for premature menopause
Females who survive childhood cancer are more likely to be affected by non-surgical premature menopause, a study inCancer suggests. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Subclinical hypothyroidism patients no more likely to suffer from depression
A study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that people with subclinical hypothyroidism are not at a higher risk of suffering from depression. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Peptide shows potential in becoming next diabetes drug
Catestatin treatment significantly improves glucose and insulin sensitivity in mice, a study inDiabetes reports. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists grow human eggs from early stages to maturity, in the lab
A new study inMolecular Human Reproduction describes how scientists have successfully grown human eggs in the lab, opening the door to new approaches to preserve fertility. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Environmental noise linked to cardiovascular risk
A review in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that heart disease risk may be increased by loud noises, including those from road traffic.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rare bone loss disorder new treatment may be helpful for osteoporosis
New first-line treatment developed to treat severe bone loss may open door to advances in age-related osteoporosis treatment, according to a study published inMolecular Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes due to disruptions in vesicle trafficking
Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes patients may be caused by vesicle trafficking at the cell membrane being slowed down, a study inCell Metabolism reports. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fructose is processed in the small intestine, not the liver
According to a study in mice, published inCell Press, fructose is only processed in the liver when the small intestine is overwhelmed by too much sugar. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists see serotonin receptor structure for the first time
A study inNature Communications provides images of the serotonin receptor, including binding sites, obtained using high-powered microscope technology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet may be linked to fracture risk and bone ageing
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, suggests that a poor diet may be linked to alterations in bone structure and behaviour, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Big Bang Fair 2018 call for volunteers
Do you want to hone your skills, or dip your toe into the waters of public engagement? Join the Society stand at theBig Bang Fair and share your passion for science with thousands of young people. The Big Bang Fair attracts over 70,000 attendees every year, and the Society will be there, along with other learned Societies, creating a space to promote endocrinology and the biomedical sciences as a career choice. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills, meet other researchers interested in public engagement, and share experiences and best practice.When?Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018Where? Birmingha...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome affects the efficacy of antidepressant drugs
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults with metabolic syndrome don't respond as quickly to antidepressant medications and experience greater severity in their symptoms.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may improve heart damage
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Nanomedicine, vitamin D has a role in mechanisms that can restore function to damaged blood vessel endothelium.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Plastics chemical detectable in teenagers
According to a study, published inBMJ Open, the majority of teenagers test postitive for traces of bisphenol A, which may adversely affect their fertility.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ESE responds to public consultation on endocrine disruptors
The European Society of Endocrinology has issued a response to the public consultation on the guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009. This response was developed by the European Society of Endocrinology’s Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Working Group, and it is hoped that these comments and recommendations will be taken into account in the development of the final version of this comprehensive guidance document.You can read the full responsehere. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity
Children born to mothers with low vitamin D levels are at higher risk of childhood obesity, a study inPediatric Obesity suggests.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Better guidance to identify endocrine-disruptors needed, Endocrine Society says
The Endocrine Society prompts European regulators to make sure that guidance to identify endocrine disruptor chemicals is improved to protect public health. Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen taken during pregnancy could affect fertility of daughters
A study inHuman Reproduction reports that taking the painkiller during early pregnancy could reduce the number of eggs in future daughters. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Progress in making artificial adrenal glands
According to a study published inCell Reports, reprogramming cells from urine may be the key to generating artificial adrenal glands.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men
Researchers have identified a new regulator of vitamin D metabolism that could be targeted to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy, according to a study published in theJournal of Molecular Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Irisin may be new PCOS biomarker
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, levels of irisin in adolescents with PCOS may serve as a biomarker of future glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society members are eligible for International Society of Endocrinology benefits
The ISE forms a strategic federation of National Endocrine Societies that aims to stimulate international cooperation and co-ordinate scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world.As a member of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE), we are able to extend ISE membership benefits to our members.These benefits include:$150 discount on the registration fee for theICE 2018 meetingTravel Grants of up to $1500 to help early career members attend International meetings and present their research– but apply before28 February 2018Networking opportunities at ISE ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormone differences affect eye health
According to a study, published in theJournal of Cellular Physiology, gender-based fluctuations in sex hormone levels may directly affect eye physiology, and the progression of age-related macular degeneration.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause exacerbates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
According to a study, published inRheumatology, women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer more severity in their symptoms, and an increased speed of disease progression, after menopause.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updates on thyroid cancer treatment issued
For Thyroid Awareness Month in January, the American Thyroid Association have issued seven updates on thyroid cancer treatment.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New mechanisms for kisspeptin control of sexual behaviour
According to a study, published inNature Communications, kisspeptin drives sexual attraction and sexual behaviour through two separate hypothalamic mechanisms.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

10 things your Society achieved in 2017
When it comes to good news, last year was a plentiful year for the Society and its members. We would like to share with you some of the highlights that the hard work of all those involved with the Society enabled in 2017.Read more details about these achievements on our blog,The Endocrine Post. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar control linked to long-term cognitive decline
A new study published inDiabetologia suggests that diabetes and poor blood sugar control may result in accelerated long-term cognitive decline. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air pollution may affect periods in teenage girls
A study inHuman Reproduction reports that air contaminants may cause menstrual irregularities in teenage girls.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D linked to respiratory health
According to research published in the journalRespirology, researchers have found that vitamin D can have an impact in respiratory function and health.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone levels influence musical taste in men
Research published in the journal, Personality and Individual Differences, has found a correlation between higher testosterone levels in men and their greater appreciation of music designated'unsophisticated', such as rock.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D could be new irritable bowel syndrome treatment
A study, published in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among IBS patients, and suggests that supplements may improve their symptoms.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased obesity risk for kids born via C-section
A study, published inPLOS One, suggests that children born via Caesarian section are more likely to be obese by the age of five.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity spreads like a contagion
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, weight gain is contagious, and those living in obese communities are more likely to become obese themselves.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS reduces diversity of gut bacteria
The gut microbiome of women with PCOS is less diverse, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news