FDA statement on BPA raises concerns amongst Endocrine Society experts
The Endocrine Society expresses disappointment regarding the FDA statement on BPA safety, highlighting that the CLARITY-BPA study does not examine key areas of concern. Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin intensifies mothers ’ neural response to faces, regardless of age
A study inPsychoneuroendocrinology reports that mothers of 1-year-old children increase their neural response to both infant and adult faces, when given nasal oxytocin.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Beta cell regeneration can be stimulated in the pancreas
Progenitor cells located in the human pancreas can be primed to become beta cells, potentially becoming a new therapeutic option for type-1 diabetes patients, according to a study inCell Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use during pregnancy linked to heavier babies
A study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism reports that PCOS patients who take metformin during pregnancy are more likely to have heavier babies.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Older men receiving testosterone injections at higher CV risk
Testosterone injections in men over 65 are linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular events, a study published inClinical Endocrinologysuggests.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal contraception not associated with depression
A systematic review published in the journalContraception reports that there is no link between hormonal birth control and depression.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BPA exposure data mixed, CLARITY-BPA study shows
According to a FDA draft report on BPA exposure, the effects shown in male and female rodents are minimal and varied. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis potential treatment found in scorpion venom
A group of researchers have identified a component in scorpion venom that could help develop new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, a study in theJournal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D efficacy depends on magnesium levels
According to a review inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, vitamin D metabolism and effect depends upon having sufficient magnesium levels.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DHEA could support implantation in pregnancy
A new study inFertility and Sterility suggests that the hormone could have a key role in early pregnancy, helping to prime cells for implantation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers describe how diabetes drugs activate their target
The interaction mechanisms between diabetes drugs and their receptors have been described by researchers, a study inNature reports. This could potentially lead to developing novel drugs to treat diabetes and obesity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes early diagnosis linked to increased cardiovascular risk
A study inDiabetologia reports that early diagnosis of type-2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Microworm protein could lead to extending fertility in women
According to a study in the journalCurrent Biology, researchers have identified a protein inC. elegans that can be blocked to extend their fertility.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Suppressing testosterone in transgender women not achieved with medication only
Transgender women are unable to achieve typically female testosterone levels using only medication, a study inEndocrine Practice suggests.  Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Retinal images can be used to predict cardiovascular risk
A study inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that using pictures of the retina can be useful to predict cardiovascular risk factors.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy eating, and not genetic predisposition, is what influences weight loss
The quantity and type of food consumed, rather than genetics, are what leads to weight loss, according to a study in theJournal of the American Medical Association.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy linked to lower curvature of the spine
A study in the journalMenopausesuggests that hormone therapy may help reduce hyperkyphosis in women. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol linked to depletion of sulphated sex hormones
The use of paracetamol during pregnancy has been associated with sex hormone depletion, which may lead to urogenital malformation in males, a study inEBioMedicine suggests.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more likely to stop taking diabetes drugs
A new study published inJAMA Surgery suggests that obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more likely to stop taking diabetes medication. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Viral hormones have potential to cause diabetes in humans
According to a study inPNAS, scientists have identified four viruses that produce insulin-like peptides capable of stimulating human cells. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more successful for glycaemic control in diabetes
According to a study, published in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, bariatric surgery is more successful than abdominoplasty for improving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women linked to child obesity
A study, published inPediatric Obesity, reports that vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women may predispose their children to become obese later in life. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pituitary activity linked to fox domestication
According to a study, published inG3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, changes in gene expression in the pituitary that alter animals' reactivity to stress are linked to domestication of foxes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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