Metabolic profile differs between transgender adolescents & teens with PCOS
Metabolic disease risk among adolescents transitioning from female to male and adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome differs, despite similarly elevated serum testosterone levels, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bisphenol S shows potential for increasing aggressiveness of breast cancer
Bisphenol S, a substitute for bisphenol A, shows potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast cancer through its behavior as an endocrine-disruptor, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Patients with heart failure and subclinical hypothyroidism have worse outcomes
Patients with more severe heart failure have higher levels of the thyroid hormones TSH and T4 and lower T3 levels, and those with higher T4 levels may be more likely to have atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cow's milk decreases the body's ability to absorb oral thyroid hormone medication
Taking levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Protein identified as potential drug target for pancreatic cancer
A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common type of pancreatic cancer, according to a study by the Institute for Applied Cancer Science.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer
Cancer Research UK has invested£10 million to support the PRECISION Panc project, which aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs
Two women thought to be infertile have become pregnant using a technique that seems to rejuvenate ovaries. It is the first time such a treatment has enabled menopausal women to get pregnant using their own eggs.New Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Trauma and stress in teen years increase risk of depression during menopause
According to a new study published in theJournal of Clinical Psychiatry, women who experience multiple traumatic events during childhood or adolescence have a higher risk of depression in the years leading into menopause.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chocolate bars may shrink in drive to tackle obesity
A Public Health England report urges the food industry to help fight obesity by cutting 20% of sugar from the main snacks and foods that children eat.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes not a real illness, says leading doctor
According to Sir Muir Gray, one of Britain’s leading medical practitioners, type 2 diabetes should be renamed to‘walking deficiency syndrome’ because it is caused by the'modern environment'.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hear why we are proud to launch free open access publishing for members
Hear what the ESE and SfE Presidents, and other committee members, have to say about the new member benefit in this whistle stop skype tour.Endocrine Connections is expecting its first Impact Factor and in order to celebrate this important milestone, its owners, the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology, are delighted to offer their members completely free Open Access publishing in Endocrine Connections in 2017*. *Terms and conditionsThe corresponding author must have been a member of either SfE or ESE for one calendar year on&...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hear why ESE & SfE are proud to launch free open-access publishing for members
Hear what the ESE and SFE Presidents, and other committee members, have to say about the new member benefit in this whistle stop skype tour.Endocrine Connections is expecting its first Impact Factor and in order to celebrate this important milestone, its owners, the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology, are delighted to offer their members completely free Open Access publishing in Endocrine Connections in 2017*. *Terms and conditionsThe corresponding author must have been a member of either SfE or ESE for one calendar year on&...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Calling Early Career Neuroendocrinologists: Eppendorf & Science Prize entries open
The annual Eppendorf& Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international award which honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply. The winner receivesPrize money of US$25,000Publication in Science of an essay by the winner about his/her researchFull support to attend the Prize Ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Society event abstracts available in Endocrine Abstracts for 2017
Abstracts fromNational Clinical Cases, Obesity Update andClinical Update are available to view now in the new volume ofEndocrine Abstracts:Society for Endocrinology Endocrine Updates.Society for Endocrinology members have exclusive access to the materials from these events and can use them as an ongoing reference to all topics covered in 2017.View abstracts (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Unique genetic defect found in world's fattest woman
The world's fattest woman put on so much weight because of a unique genetic defect that affects leptin function, which makes her constantly hungry.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D has no effect on cancer risk
A recent clinical trial, published inJAMA, reports that vitamin D and calcium supplementation does not significantly lower the risk of cancer.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?
Selenoprotein P, a hepatokine hormone secreted from the liver, causes a pathology known as'exercise resistance,' according to research published inNature Medicine.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity pill 'on horizon'
Researchers have discovered a microRNA produced by fat bodies that tells the brain when you are full, according to a study published inPLOS Biology.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Beating deadly pneumonia with hormones
Researchers report inJCI Insight that the hormone hepcidin limits the spread of pneumonia bacteria by hiding the iron in the blood that the bacteria need to survive and grow.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
A study published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that alleles that are beneficial to the reproductive success of females are detrimental to the success of males.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Non-coding RNA molecule could play a role in osteoporosis
A new study inNature Communicationssuggests micro RNA miR-214-3p plays a role in regulating bone formation through increasing osteoclast activity and reducing osteoblast activity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardiometabolic health
Ten minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases, according to an international study published inMedicine& Science in Sports& Exercise.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease
According to a new study published inNature Chemical Biology,a novel daily drug can reverse diabetes symptoms in mice.New Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High fibre diet 'could prevent type 1 diabetes'
Animal trials hint that short-chain fatty acids produced by a fibre-rich diet could protect against early-onset diabetes. The study is reported in the journalNature Immunology.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society applauds CMS announcement on therapeutic CGM coverage expansion
The Endocrine Society praised the decision by Centres for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend access to therapeutic continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to older Americans on intensive insulin therapy for diabetes.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress affects DNA processes and mental health
High concentrations of cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences, according to research inScientific Reports.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot-root hormone signal
A new study published inNature Plants describes the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menstrual cycle recreated 'in a dish'
US scientists create a mini working replica of the female reproductive tract using human and mouse tissue.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Volunteers needed for the Biology Big Top summer events!
Get out of the lecture theatre/lab/hospital for a day of fun, interactive science– an opportunity to increase awareness about your work, whilst adding science communication experience to your CV! The Society for Endocrinology is looking for volunteers from all career stages to help out at two different events taking place this summer:Lancashire Science Festival - This event explores all things STEM during a three-day event in Central Lancashire which hosted over 200 events last year.Where:The University of Central Lancashire’s Preston CampusWhen:29 June– 1 July 2017Lambeth Country Show - Being...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male hormone plays key role in ovarian development
According to research published inMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology, the male'androgen' hormone is an important element in the ovarian development of female chicken embryos.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

SNIFF study to examine safety and efficacy of nasal insulin for treating Alzheimer ’s
Neurologists at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray used to treat diabetes in some patients - in the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness (SNIFF).News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance ‘increases dementia risk’
According to a study in theJournal of Alzheimer’s Disease, insulin resistance could have a negative impact on a person’s memory or thinking abilities.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential for metformin use in thyroid disease
A report published in theJournal of Endocrinology which reviewed the relationship between the anti-diabetic drug metformin and thyroid disease suggests that metformin may benefit be beneficial for the condition.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists take aim at diabetes and obesity with exercise in a pill
Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coca-Cola funded studies 'divert blame for obesity away from sugar'
Studies funded by Coca-Cola diverted the blame for obesity away from sugar, a probe suggests. Too much screen time, lack of exercise and sleep were highlighted as key factors in obesity instead.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Make a date with Diabetes Professional Care 2017 – Free to Attend
Diabetes Professional Care 2017 returns to London on November 15& 16 with a world-class conference programme, new show features and unrivalled networking opportunities.Now in its third year, the UK’s leading free to attend conference and exhibition for diabetes healthcare professionals has established a reputation as a vibrant and learning-focused forum for sharing real-world knowledge, clinical skills and expertise.DPC2017 promises to be the biggest and best show yet, with more than 100 hours of CPD-certified content from industry’s leading practitioners. The multi-track conference will deliver...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endocrinology - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Job reference: 304-A-17-32566Salary:£26,302 -£35,225This excellent opportunity is open to experienced registered nurses with at least 5 years’ experience in acute care setting. Candidates with experience in endocrinology are highly encouraged to consider this post.The successful candidate will join a team of experienced specialist nurses in a tertiary Endocrine referral centre and will be given full structured training and supervision to develop his/her skills in Endocrinology.The department has close links with the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birming...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic amenorrhea
Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline addresses the condition that stops menstruation in some female athletes and is published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in men
According to a study published inBone, long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin and increase IGF-1 in men, which promotes bone formation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New evaluation of thyroid disease treatment in pregnancy
According to new research in theNew England Journal of Medicine,universal screening for, and subsequent treatment of, subclinical hypothyroidism does not result in improved health outcomes for mothers or babies.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inhalable oxytocin could save more than 100,000 women in childbirth
The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences have reported positive results from a clinical study of inhalable oxytocin that could significantly reduce maternal deaths around the world.ABC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Postoperative ACTH, cortisol levels may predict Cushing ’s disease remission rate
Remission after surgery Cushing’s disease patients may be predicted by postoperative values for adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol, according to a study by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke at the NIH.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Opportunity for young diabetologists to present their work at the NEYD meeting
Deadline for submissions 2 April 2017.This is a fantastic opportunity for 10 young UK diabetologists to present their work (including research in progress) to peers at the North European Young Diabetologist (NEYD) 2017 meeting. Pre-existing abstracts can be used to apply.This meeting is being held in Warwickshire (UK) this year, and takes place 17-19 May 2017. Accommodation and meals for UK delegates are met by pharma sponsors.Read more orcontact the YDEF team. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Low T’ television ads linked to surge in testosterone use
Men who see more ads for low testosterone or"low T" on local television channels may be more likely to seek tests or treatments to boost their levels of the hormone, a study inJAMAsuggests.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cellular jetlag may favour the development of diabetes
Disruption of the internal body clock may have a role in the development of diabetes, according to research published inGenes and Development.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline
A new study published in theJournal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity
People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Open your bedroom window at night to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes
SfE member Prof Ashley Grossman comments on the results of a new study published inBJM Open Diabetes Research& Carewhich links global warming and diabetes.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy test's alleged link to birth defects to be reviewed by UK regulator
The UK drugs regulator is to examine new evidence about a pregnancy test used in the 1960s and 70s believed to cause serious deformities in children.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mouse study links vitamin D to autism prevention
Giving vitamin D to pregnant mice in their first trimester prevents their offspring developing autism traits, according to new research published inMolecular Autism.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news