People are kinder to strangers as they get older due to 'love hormone' boost
The older you get the more generous you become, according to a new study inJournals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences that examined how much money people are willing to donate to strangers. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Text messages can ease transition to adult type 1 diabetes care
Automated text message reminders to check blood glucose can prevent worsening glycaemic control in adolescents who are engaged in their medical care, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association Meeting in San Diego.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Targeted radionuclide treatment for neuroendocrine tumours improves quality of life
A study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging reports that a novel peptide receptor radionuclide therapy significantly improves wellbeing for patients with malignant neuroendocrine tumours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel SGLT-2 inhibitor boosts glycaemic control
The investigational SGLT-2 inhibitor ertugliflozin improves glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association Meeting in San Diego.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People with a strict bedtime are more successful
New research inScientific Reportssuggests that people who go to bed at the same time every night are far more healthy and successful than their more spontaneous peers.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anti-diabetes drug also 'lessens kidney and heart disease' risk
A type 2 diabetes drug to reduce blood sugar levels significantly cuts the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease, according to a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children from poor families four times more likely to start puberty early
Children from poor families are up to four times more likely to start puberty early, which may be caused by stress, research published inPediatrics suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Binge drinking raises a woman's chance of type 2 diabetes
Young women who binge drink increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, a study inBMC Public Healthsuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How yoga could ease cancer patients' pain and fatigue
Yoga may help ease the pain and fatigue of cancer treatment due to reduced cortisol levels, according to new research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging
A new study in mice shows that trehalose, a type of natural sugar, may boost the'housekeeping' abilities of a certain kind of immune cell, thus reducing the build-up of plaque inside the arteries. The results are published inNature Communications.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male sexual behaviour linked to elevated male sex hormone receptors in muscles of sex-changing fish
Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens and essential for male courtship behaviour, according to a study inPLOS One.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenopausal women
A new study published inMenopauselinks alcohol consumption with a higher prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Maternal vitamin D exposure benefits fetal immune system
Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy modifies the immune system of the neonate, according to findings published in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Summer issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The summer edition of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to read online for free.In this edition entitled‘Transcending borders: endocrinology is international’, we hear from endocrinologists around the world about their research and experiences of working within the discipline and how they learnt some fascinating lessons along the way. We hear about medical training in the USA, the world-leading Scandinavian approach to curating large population datasets, an astonishing diabetes centre in Abu Dhabi, and the day-to-d...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simple step protects people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease
One additional injection of insulin, three hours after eating, has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease, in a clinical trial published inDiabetes and Vascular Disease Research.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance observed in girls with PCOS, regardless of BMI
Normal-weight adolescents with PCOS show insulin resistance, changes in postprandial glucose disposal and post-exercise muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, according to findings published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid supplementation may help in bipolar disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilisers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in a select group of female patients with bipolar disorder, according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Phthalates linked to depressed thyroid function in pre-schoolers
Pre-school age girls exposed to phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, showed signs of depressed thyroid function, according to a study published inEnvironment International.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning
A study, published inCurrent Biology, reports that the onset of puberty reduces flexibility in some forms of learning, through the action of pubertal hormones on the frontal cortex.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Laughter releases 'feel good hormones' to promote social bonding
A study, published inThe Journal of Neuroscience,reports that laughing triggers the release of endorphins, which may play an important role in social bonding.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon
Development of type 2 diabetes is correlated with bacteria penetrating the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study published inCellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma
A new study, published in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of newborn babies.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Comparison of osteoporosis treatments for improving bone mineral density
After teriparatide, osteoporosis treatment with denosumab yields higher additional bone mineral density gain, compared with bisphosphonates, according to data presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone receptor protein that promotes chronic heart failure discovered
A new study, published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine, reports that corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Call for more countries to recognise obesity as disease
Experts at two recent European endocrinology meetings are calling for more countries to formally recognise obesity as a disease in order to strengthen the fight against this epidemic of the 21st century.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Household chemicals may impair thyroid in young girls
Early childhood exposures to specific phthalates are associated with depressed thyroid function in girls at age 3, according to a study published inEnvironment International.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dopamine agonists for pituitary tumours: to treat or not?
The benefits and risks of giving patients medical therapy after surgery to prevent regrowth of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas was debated at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2017, with the final vote revealing a 50-50 split of opinion from the audience.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts
A new genetic variant, common among villagers, appears to prevent them from suffering cardiovascular disease, says a study published inNature Communications.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many transplant candidates
A new study in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that receiving donor kidneys from individuals with diabetes may offer a greater survival benefit than remaining on the waitlist for many transplant candidates.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
A molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signalling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose, suggests a study inNature Cell Biology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simply reminiscing about happy times can remove any stressful thoughts
According to a study inNature Human Behaviour,those who think about happy times during a stressful situation have a significantly decreased rise in levels of cortisol.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Designer worm spit could help with non-healing wounds
A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds, a common problem amongst the diabetic population. The results are published in theJournal of Medicinal Chemistry.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society opposes austere cuts to healthcare and medical research budget
The Endocrine Society warned that the President's proposal to slash $7.16 billion of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would hinder progress toward medical treatments and advances in public health.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Wild seals given 'love hormone' in experiment
Scientists have found that wild seals given a dose of oxytocin, nicknamed the love hormone, become more sociable and less aggressive, according to a study inProceedings of the Royal Society B.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Growth hormone therapy enhances recovery of patients with spinal damage
Growth hormone treatment combined with physical therapy over six months significantly improved sensory function in patients with complete spinal injuries, according to research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists discover antibody that reduces body fat in mice
A study inNaturereports that scientists have discovered an antibody that reduces body fat by targeting follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the pituitary gland.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intranasal oxytocin increases emotion perception in autism
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study published inTranslational Psychiatrysuggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D tablets could help with chronic backache and arthritis
According to research in theJournal of Endocrinology, Vitamin D tablets could help people cope with chronic backache and arthritis.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New endometriosis research reveals wider array of genetic links to disease
A global study into the genetic causes of endometriosis has identified a wider array of genetic links to the disease than what was previously known.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Poor sleep may hike mortality in metabolic syndrome
Short sleep duration was associated with increased risk of mortality among people with a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to an observational study.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insomnia increases the risk of obesity by affecting our metabolism
According to a study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns can have an impact in our appetite and exercise response.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dates for your 2018 Society events now out!
We are very excited to announce that the dates for next year's events of the Society are now set. Plenty of time for all members to save the date(s)! National Clinical Cases Meeting: This meeting will showcase ten oral communications selected from high-scoring submitted cases and will provide an ideal forum for trainees to present clinical cases to peers and established endocrinologists.When? Monday 12 March 2018Where? The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UKEndocrine Nurse Update: An annual two day residential  for specialist endocrine nurses fea...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Case note reviewers needed for NCEPOD Study – Peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is carrying out a study to identify and explore remediable factors in the process of care in the peri-operative management of surgical patients with diabetes.The study requires the participation of clinicians from different specialties, including (but not exclusive to) diabetologists and diabetes specialist nurses. NCEPOD aims to recruit clinicians from different clinical grades, including senior trainees (ST6 and above). Applicants should be in current clinical practice.The role of the case note reviewer is to provide an opinion on the patient care ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sartorius & Science Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy
The Sartorius&Scienceprize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy in an annual prize awarded for basic or translational research that advances the field of regenerative medicine and cell therapy. The prize is awarded for outstanding research that raises awareness of the field.If you are a scientist and have received your PhD or MD in the last 10 years, submit your 1,000-word essay describing your research before1 October 2017for a chance to win US$25,000 and publication of your essay in the journal Science.The winning essay and up to three runners-up will also be published on Science Online, an...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Congratulations to Society members elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!
Celebrations continue at the Society– Congratulations to our members Professor Brian Walker and Dr Jason Carroll, who have been elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!The Academy of Medical Sciences, an independent body in the UK, dedicates its efforts to advancing biomedical and health research for the benefit of society.Professor Brian Walker is Professor of Endocrinology, Head of the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, and Dean of Research for the College of Medicine& Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. His research over the past 25 ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A dual-functional GLP-1 analogue may improve insulin sensitivity and help fight diabetes
According to research published inThe FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a dual peptide that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anorexia could be genetic and linked to metabolic features
Researchers have identified a genetic locus for anorexia nervosa in a region associated with type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disorders, a study published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatryreports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body
A study published inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that researchers have developed a drug delivery tool that regulates the level of drugs needed in the body in real time, which could lead to improvements in diabetes care.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Bariatric surgery linked to improvements in patients with knee osteoarthritis
According to a study presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress, bariatric surgery has a positive impact in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis
According to a study inPLOS Medicine, low vitamin D levels do no raise the risk of allergic conditions, and genetic predisposition is the more important.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news