Oestrogen therapies improve sexual function in postmenopausal women
A study published inJAMA Internal Medicine suggests that oestrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improves sexual function, which can be an important determinant of health and quality of life in early postmenopausal women.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain disease
FGF21, secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system following injury, according to a study published inThe Journal of Clinical Investigation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cocoa compound may help cells release more insulin
A new study, published in theJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that beta cells may function more effectively in the presence of epicatechin monomers, which are found naturally in cocoa.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight gain in early pregnancy predictor of infant size at birth
Women with high weight gain in early pregnancy are more likely to give birth to large babies, according to a new study published in Obesity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BMP4 gene therapy may protect against weight gain and insulin resistance
Research suggests that BMP4 gene therapy can protect against weight gain and insulin resistance in lean mice, despite them having a higher energy intake, according to a study published inCell Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
In mice given a high fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4 by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. According to the study, published in Molecular Metabolism, DPP4 production is therefore a cause rather than result of fatty liver and insulin resistance.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New recommendations for managing menopause after chemotherapy
A review, published inJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has updated recommendations for managing menopause symptoms in breast cancer survivors. Recommendations include lifestyle changes, non-hormonal therapies and emerging approaches, such as selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).EurekAlert  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common obesity and diabetes drug could reduce rise in brain pressure
Research, published inScience Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with obesity or type 2 diabetes could be used as a novel way to treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension in emergency situations.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screening for diabetes and cardiovascular risk does not decrease mortality
Three trials, published inDiabetologia, show that screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the general population may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease. However, for individuals already diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in mortality.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Specialist Nurse
Type: 18 hours per week (flexible)Location: Home or based in our Bristol office, with occasional nationwide travel.Salary: £32,000 -£36,000 pro-rataWe are looking for an Endocrine Specialist Nurse, with experience predominantly in pituitary disease, to join our charity’s Patient and Family Services Team. You will be responsible for delivering our telephone Endocrine Nurse Helpline Service.  This post will be for 18 hours per week, with some flexibility and will include three or more Helpline sessions. The Nurse is the clinical lead amongst our staff team and is part ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reduced ‘self-regulation’ brain activity in teens could lead to obesity
Research, published inNeurolmage, suggests that reduced activity in the self-regulation centre of the brain could be a better predictor of obesity than heightened responses of reward systems to food cues in teenagers.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genes that regulate oxytocin predict how friendly you are
Research, published inPsychoneuroendocrinology, suggests two genes that regulate the production of oxytocin are associated with the sociality of young individuals. Higher expression of the genes lead to adults who are more socially adept and friendly.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blue light emitted by screens damages sleep
Exposure to blue light emitted from screens can suppress the production of melatonin, affecting the quality and duration of sleep, according to a new study published inChronobiology International.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DHA may reduce seizure likelihood by boosting brain oestrogen levels
Research, published inScientific Reports, suggests that diets supplemented with DHA (found in fish oils) lead to increased oestrogen levels in the brain, which may reduce chance of seizures and their length.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research Associate at the Section of Endocrinology and Investigative Medicine, Imperial College London
Ref.: HM2017156Salary: £36,800 -£44,220 per annumCampus: HammersmithApplications are invited for a Research Associate position funded by the BRC for two years in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.The successful applicant will investigate how the metabolites produced in the gastrointestinal tract in response to specific foods drive gut hormone release and satiety. The aim of the project is to investigate the ways in which specific nutrients and metabolites are sensed in the gastrointestinal tract to drive satiation and satiety, with the ai...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HIIT helps combat insulin resistance
A new study, published inFrontiers in Physiology,suggests that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is an efficient way of cutting people’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of their level of insulin resistance.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut microbes may communicate with the brain through cortisol
Results from a study published inGut Microbessuggest a pathway of communication between certain gut microbes and brain metabolites using cortisol.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs
NAFLD increases the risk of chronic liver disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by releasing glucose, fats and proteins into the bloodstream, according to research published inScientific Reports. The secreted substances trigger reactions in other organs, causing further damage. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common antiseptic ingredients inhibit mitochondria and impair hormone response
‘Quats’, used in antiseptics, in toothpastes, eye drops, shampoos and other products inhibit mitochondrial energy production and cellular oestrogen responses, potentially causing reproductive toxicity and reduced fertility, according to research published in Environmental Health Perspectives.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New tool identifies diabetes patients at risk for low blood sugar emergencies
Research, published inJAMA Internal Medicine, has led to the development of a tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at highest risk for being admitted to emergency departments or hospital due to severe hypoglycaemia.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Network webpages launched – your dedicated hubs for knowledge exchange
The Endocrine Networks were created as platforms to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. After the launch of theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages, we are excited to announce all other Endocrine Networks have now their own webpages too!The webpages ofthe seven Endocrine Networks–Thyroid, Neuroendocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology, Bone and Calcium, Adrenal and Cardiovascular, Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes, and Metabolic and Obesity&ndas...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Athletic prowess and finger length linked
A study, published in theJournal of Early Human Development suggests that a lower ratio of second to fourth finger length is linked to higher testosterone levels and improved athletic prowess.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer tied to regular thyroxine use in hypothyroidism
Patients with hypothyroidism who are regular thyroxine users have increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High night time light levels may increase risk of breast cancer in women
Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night have decreased levels of melatonin, leading to disrupted circadian rhythms, in turn leading to increased breast cancer risk.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kisspeptin stimulates release of oxytocin during birth
A study, published inThe Journal of Physiology,shows that kisspeptin stimulates the release of oxytocin during pregnancy, causing uterus contractions during birth. These findings suggest that blocking kisspeptin could reduce risk of preterm birthMedical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone causes stock market instability
Testosterone directly impacts financial decisions that drive prices up and destabilise markets, suggests research published inManagement Science.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New for SfE BES 2017: Endocrine Network Research Incubator Meetings
Do you have an innovative research idea? Do you need access to resources, databases or collaborators to attract funding and get your research underway? Thenapply for a slot in the Research Incubator meetings at this year’sSfE BES conference.The Research Incubator meetings will be held at the start of each day during SfE BES 2017. If your application is successful, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea through a short presentation (2 slides maximum) and an in depth discussion in front of a panel of experts (the invited experts will be related to your specialism).You’ll receive construc...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Correlations between competitiveness, aggression and hormones in men and women
Differing levels of cortisol, testosterone and estradiol lead to differing behaviour in competitive situations by men compared to women, and by individuals compared to groups, according to new research published inPLOS ONE.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in children
Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to research published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes
A new study, published inPNAS, demonstrated that the space under our skin may be an optimal location for the transplantation of healthy pancreatic cells, to provide insulin for blood glucose regulation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pollution increases cortisol levels and induces metabolic changes
Breathing air high in particulate matter causes cortisol levels to spike, according to new research published inCirculation. This may ultimately lead to higher cardiovascular risk.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes
A study, published inCell Reports, suggests that inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Steady levels of cortisol are associated with serious health problems
Steady daytime levels of cortisol are linked to obesity, inflammation and cancer. However, a study, published inPsychoneuroendocrinology,showed only correlation, not causation between these two factors.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin can reduce xenophopia
A study, published inPNAS suggests that oxytocin in combination with social norms could decrease xenophobia in previously hostile individuals.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fat but fit still at risk of heart disease
Normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are not indicative of long-term good health among obese people, according to a study published in theEuropean Heart Journal.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cutting high fructose corn syrup from diet can reverse insulin resistance and high cholesterol
A study, published inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggests that removing fructose from the diet can combat obesity, fatty liver disease, diabetes and insulin resistance.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some types of exercise better than others at suppressing hunger
Some types of exercise may be better than others at blunting appetite and potentially aiding in weight management, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology.New York Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Serotonin and cortisol play major roles in the development of male-biased liver cancers
Liver cancer occurs more frequently in males than females. A study, published inCancer Research, suggests that sex-hormones play little role in these cancers, and other non-sex hormones may play critical roles.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New method improves conditions for studying insulin producing cells
Researchers have published, inCell Reports, a new method of studying the function of beta cells under more physiologically relevant conditions, using a non-invasive cornea transplant model.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer ’s risk
New research, published inJAMA Neurology reports that people with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life.The Spectator (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet food and drinks trigger weight gain and diabetes
Diet food and drinks may actually promote weight gain and trigger diabetes because the brain misreads the number of calories present and reduces metabolism, according to a study published inCurrent Biology.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adiponectin from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS symptoms
A new study, published inPNAS, reveals that adiponectin can protect against obesity and insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fat rats show breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity
A study published inHormones& Cancershows that obese rats have more sensitive androgen receptors, which magnifies growth signals from testosterone and promotes tumour growth without oestrogen.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery increases bone marrow fat
A study, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, reports that obese women undergoing gastric bypass surgery exhibit increases in bone marrow fat, which is associated with a greater decline in bone density.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe
The first trial of a pioneering therapy to retrain the immune system and slow the advance of type 1 diabetes has shown it is safe. The immunotherapy showed positive signs of slowing the disease.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Food preservatives may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity
A new study, published inNature Communications, shows that some everyday foods may contain endocrine-disruptors that damage gut-to-brain signalling, which may predispose people to obesity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low blood sugar in newborns linked to later brain problems
A study, published inJAMA pediatrics,found that children who had experienced low blood sugar levels as newborns were two to three times more likely to have difficulties with executive function as toddlers.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online team-based game helps diabetic patients lower blood glucose
Research, published inDiabetes Care, found that an online, team-based game, designed to teach patients about diabetes self-management, had a sustained and meaningful impact on a key measure of diabetes control.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early term babies are at greater risk of diabetes and obesity-related diseases
Early term deliveries impact babies’ long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses, as well as a shortened life-span, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone klotho may improve cognition and memory
According to a study published inCell Reports, administration of klotho, a proposed life-extending protein hormone, can improve cognition and physical performance in mice. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news