Child vitamin D supplements may lack recommended dose
Research, published in theArchives of Disease in Childhood, suggests that many child multivitamins do not give the recommended dose of vitamin D.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin may reduce miscarriage risk in polycystic ovary syndrome patients
Research, published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, suggests that metformin reduces the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low zinc levels linked to prediabetes in postmenopausal women
Research, published in theJournal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, suggests that low zinc levels in the body may be associated with prediabetes in postmenopausal women.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen is important for neurone function
Research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that oestrogen is important for neuronal communication and memory formation.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels can be measured in human hair
Research, published inNutrients, suggests that vitamin D levels can be measured in human hair, making tests for vitamin sufficiency easier and less invasive.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two proteins linked to diabetes associated muscle loss
Research, published inJCI Insight, suggests that two proteins play key roles in linking diabetes to loss of muscle mass.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post CCT Fellowship in endocrinology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
There is an opportunity for a 12 month Post CCT Fellowship in endocrinology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of the leading tertiary endocrine centres in the UK.  The post has a focus on working in the pituitary and metabolic bone service but offers opportunities for gaining experience and expertise in other areas of endocrinology.Daedline for applications is 14 March. Find out more information and how to apply.All enquiries tohelena.gleeson@uhb.nhs.uk. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infrared smartphone cameras can detect diabetic foot ulcers
Research, published inDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice, suggests that infrared smartphone cameras can effectively detect diabetic foot ulcers, which may enhance daily clinical practice.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut viruses may increase diabetes risk
Research, published inScientific Reports, suggests that high levels of intestinal enteroviruses may increase type-1 diabetes risk in children.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may lower the risk of preeclampsia
Research, published inClinical Nutrition, suggests that vitamin D sufficiency may lower preeclampsia risk in pregnant women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity may lower the effectiveness of vitamin D supplements
Research, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, suggests that obesity may lower the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New therapy approach may improve diabetes treatment
Research, published inCell Metabolism, suggests that eliminating damaged beta cells that can no longer produce insulin may be an effective treatment for type-1 diabetes. Independant (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD studentship in Nottingham
Applications are open for a PhD Studentships at Nottingham Trent University titled: The gut microbiota as a novel nutritional target to influence systemic inflammation associated with prevalent health disorders.Deadline for applications is01 March 2019.Find out more and how to apply. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sunlight may decrease diabetes risk
Research, published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, suggests that sunlight exposure may decrease the risk of type-2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increase stroke risk in transgender women receiving hormone therapy
Research, published inCirculation, suggests that hormone therapy increases the risk of stroke in transgender women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Safer stem cells may improve diabetes treatment
Stem cells, designed to only survive when they become insulin producing cells, may improve diabetes treatment, according to research published inStem Cell Reports. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome may increase sleep disorder risk
Research, published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that polycystic ovary syndrome may double the risk of obstructive sleep apnea.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nut consumption may lower risk of heart disease in diabetes patients
Research, published inCirculation Research, suggests that eating nuts may lower the risk of heart disease in diabetes patients.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Senior Lecturer in Basic Sciences
The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the Royal Vetinary College in London is looking for a Senior Lecturer.The post is suitable for a research-focused academic with a basic science, biomedical, veterinary or medical degree. The successful applicant will have a proven track-record of REF-returnable publications and a funded research team working in an area that aligns with the College’s existing research strengths in Comparative Physiology and Medicine.The deadline for application is 25 February 2019. Find out more information and how to apply. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Junior clinical fellow in Endocrinology
King’s College Hospital in London are looking for a dynamic individual to join the endocrinology team for 4 months (April-August 2019).The post offers an excellent experience in secondary and tertiary endocrinology including management of pituitary, thyroid and adrenal tumours. The post holder is expected to participate in the general medical oncalls (at SHO level) (weekends daytime and nights). It is suitable for:A trainee doctor wishing to gain further subspecialist experience in endocrinology.A doctor with general internal medicine skills wishing to expand their skills in endocrinology.Intern...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD Studentship in Bath
Applications are open for a 3-year PhD Studentships titled: Human Physiology and Metabolism: Mobilising vitamin D from adipose tissue - The potential impact of exercise.Deadline for applications is 25 February 2019 to begin in October 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin activity is associated with numerous mental states
Research, published inNature Communications, suggests that oxytocin activity is associated with a variety of mental states including learning, reward, fear and stress.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver disease may increase diabetes risk in non-obese patients
Research, published inNutrition,Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, suggests that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases diabetes risk in non-obese adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes patients may have an impaired immune system
Research, published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, suggests that adult type-2 diabetes patients have low natural-killer cell activity.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night owls have slower reaction times in the morning
Research, published in the journalSleep, suggests that individuals that are night owls suffer from slower reaction times and lower brain activity in the morning, compared to morning larks.News Week (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Nurse Committee Chair elected
Anne Marland has been elected as the new Society for Endocrinology Nurse Committee Chair. Anne has a great passion for endocrinology and has been an endocrine nurse for over 20 years.Anne said on her appointment,“My aim as Committee Chair is to support and advance the science and art of endocrine nurses throughout the UK. We have made amazing professional progress in recent years and now have a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, research, education and distribution of emerging nursing knowledge in endocrinology.Excellence in patient care has led to patient forums and we excel in the UK with th...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Advice on metyrapone supply issue
There is a manufacturing supply issue with metyrapone (not UK-specific) that is likely to last some months. As the UK uses more of this drug than ketoconazole for Cushing’s patients this is clearly a big issue and some patients may need switching to ketoconazole, or to be considered for other treatments. The medical community might be able to influence a reduction in metyrapone use by altering some prescribing practice.  This would ensure more is available for patients who are on longer term treatment or have very severe disease. For patients who are awaiting pituitary surgery in centres that pr...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Marine snail insulin may improve diabetes treatment
Research, published ineLife, suggests that insulin derived from marine snail venom could help to improve diabetes treatment. Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rules for medically lowering testosterone in female athletes may be flawed
Research, published in theAsser International Sports Law Journal, suggests regulations that require female athletes to medically lower testosterone levels, when they are naturally high, are flawed.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved model of type-1 diabetes
A new mouse model of type-1 diabetes has been developed that may help researchers to better study the disease, according to research published inScientific Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oestrogen may reduce type-2 diabetes risk
Research, published inDiabetes, suggests that oestrogen decreases insulin resistance, which may be protective against type-2 diabetes. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

You can help secure the future of endocrinology by recognising emerging talent
Join theSelection Panel for the newSociety Leadership and Development Awards Programme, and you can help support emerging talent and identify future leaders in our field.TheSelection Panel, consisting of scientists, clinical academics, clinicians-in-practice and Chaired by Prof Marta Korbonits, will be responsible for reviewing applications to identify outstanding early career talent that may lead our discipline in the future.The Leadership and Development Awards Programme was devised as part of the Society’s strategy to advance and support endocrinology and will provide a wide range of opportunities for early ca...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society launches new programme to nurture endocrine talent
Introducing theSociety Leadership and Development Awards Programme, which is designed to recognise and nurture emerging talent in endocrinology.This Awards Programme was devised as part of the Society’s strategy to advance and support endocrinology. It will provide opportunities and support for early career endocrinologists to enable them to develop naturally into future leaders of our discipline. Graham Williams, President of the Society said,"I am thrilled to see the launch of the Society Leadership and Development Awards Programme. This ambitious initiative was devised to re...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D in the bone marrow may impair blood cell production
Research, published inBlood, suggests that vitamin D signalling in the bone marrow may increase fibrosis, leading to impaired blood cell production. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Jumping may prevent osteoporosis
Research, published in theJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology,suggests that jumping exercises may be effective at preventing osteoporosis.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tuberculosis treatment is unimproved with vitamin D
Research, published in theEuropean Respiratory Journal, suggests that vitamin D does not improve treatment for tuberculosis.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise hormone may protect against Alzheimer's disease
Research, published inNature Medicine, suggests that irisin may be protective against Alzheimer's disease, and levels are lower in the hippocampus of Alzheimer's disease patients. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Phthalates affect fertility in mice
Research, published inToxicological Sciences, suggests that exposure to environmental levels of phthalates impairs fertility in mice.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin pill could treat diabetes patients
Research, published inScience, suggests that insulin-containing oral pills could replace injections, to help treat diabetes patients with a fear of needles.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery treats diabetes
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is associated with remission of type-2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential new treatment for diabetes
Research, published inNucleic Acid Therapeutics, suggests that targeting a gene-silencing molecule improves insulin secretion in mice.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Big Bang Fair 2019 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 15 and Saturday 16 March 20...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD Studentship - Protein Disulfide Isomerase Inhibition: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy against Pancreatic Cancer
Applications are open for a PhD studentship at the University of Birmingham.Deadline for applications is 15 February 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD Studentship - Developing a microscope system for simultaneous imaging of cells in multiple Z-dimensions
Applications are open for a PhD studentship at the University of Birmingham.Deadline for applications is15 February 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PhD Studentship in Aberdeen
Applications are open for a 4-year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland titled: New strategies for treatment of diabetic kidney disease.Deadline for applications is21 February 2019to begin in October 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy hormone levels linked to age, race and weight
Age, race and weight are related to sex hormones levels during pregnancy, which may be linked to risk of future disease, according to research published inMaternal and Child Health Journal.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes does not affect school performance in children
Research, published inJAMA, suggests that childhood reading and maths skills are unaffected by type-1 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How sperm cells develop uncovered
Research, published inCell Reports, has uncovered the different stages of sperm cell development, which could help in the development of treatments for male infertility.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypertension increases risk of diabetes
Research, published in theJournal of Diabetes, suggests that hypertension increases the risk of diabetes in adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smoking cannabis may increase sperm count
Research, published inHuman Reproduction, suggests that smoking cannabis may lower follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men and increase their sperm count.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news