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

Insulin-producing cells may be present in early stages of type-1 diabetes
Research, published inCell Metabolism, suggests that insulin-producing beta cells are still present in the early stages of type-1 diabetes, which may be targetable to help treat the disease.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Islet cell transplants into the retina may induce immune tolerance
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that transplantation of insulin producing islet cells into the retina may induce immune tolerance, which may remove the need for anti-rejection therapies in type-1 diabetes patients.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical trial for male contraceptive gel
A contraceptive gel for men, which reversibly stops sperm flow, is to be tested in male volunteers.  BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Human insulin-producing cells can be grown in the lab
A newin vitro methodology can differentiate human pancreatic stem cells into mature insulin-producing beta cells, according to research published inNature Cell Biology. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overexpression of a protein may be linked to insulin resistance
Research, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that overexpression of the protein clusterin, in fat cells from obese patients, is linked to insulin resistance.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of impaired kidney function
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that severe vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of impaired kidney function.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depression in diabetes patients may be caused by brain lesions
Research, published inDiabetic Medicine, suggests that brain lesions and high blood sugar levels are linked to an increased risk for depression in adult type-1 diabetes patients.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low vitamin D may increase risk of high blood sugar levels
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that low levels of vitamin D may increase an individual’s risk of high blood sugar levels. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut endocrine cells can change the hormones they produce
Research, published inCell, suggests that endocrine cells in the gut can change the hormones they produce as they age, which could be manipulated to treat diseases.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Short workouts may improve insulin sensitivity
Research, published inExperimental Physiology, suggests that for overweight men 15 minutes of resistance exercise is as effective at improving insulin sensitivity than longer workouts.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating breakfast may not aid weight loss
A review, published in theBritish Medical Journal, suggests that eating breakfast does not aid weight loss. Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Human insulin does not increase risk of hypoglycaemia
Research, published inJAMA, suggests that older type-2 diabetes patients, who switch from analogue to human insulin, do not increase their risk of hypoglycaemia. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Satiety hormone may decrease risk of Alzheimer's disease
Research, published inNeurobiology of Aging, suggests that individuals with high levels of the satiety hormone, cholecystokinin, may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Short workouts improve may improve insulin sensitivity
Research, published inExperimental Physiology, suggests that for overweight men 15 minutes of resistance exercise is as effective at improving insulin sensitivity than longer workouts.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early risers may have a lower risk of mental health problems
Research, published inNature Communications, suggests that individuals with genetics that predispose them to be early risers have a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral insulin may treat type-2 diabetes
Research, published inDiabetes and Endocrinology, suggests oral insulin may be effective at improving glycaemic control in type-2 diabetes patients.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elevated anti-M üllerian hormone levels may increase breast cancer risk
Research, published in theInternational Journal of Cancer, suggests that high levels of anti-Müllerian hormone may increase the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Electronic health records may enhance diabetes care
The use of electronic health records may enhance the management and quality of care for adults with diabetes, according to research published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin production protein identified
A protein that is important for the production of insulin has been discovered, which may help in the development of treatments for diabetes, according to research published inDiabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No strong evidence that antidepressants lower fertility
A review, published in theHarvard Review of Psychiatry, suggests that there is no strong link between the use of antidepressants and lowering fertility.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Optimism may lower risk of diabetes
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that positive personality traits are associated with a lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.News wise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Soluble fibre may improve blood sugar control in diabetes patients
A review, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that ingestion of soluble fibre improves blood sugar control in type-2 diabetes patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetics may be linked to being thin
Research, published inPLOS Genetics, suggests that thinner people may have genetics that predispose them to being slim.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elevated levels of a hormone linked to decreased strength in older adults
Research, published inCirculation, suggests that an elevated level of brain natriuretic peptide in older adults is linked to loss of strength and balance. Newsmax (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nano-scale vibrations may treat osteoporosis
A new trial to access whether nano-scale vibrations can prevent bone weakening in paralysed patients has been funded, which if successful could be used to treat osteoporosis.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inhibiting circadian rhythms may be an effective treatment for cancer
Research, published inScience Advances,suggests that a new drug can disrupt the circadian rhythm in cancer cells to stop the cancer growing.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Funding to better assess the effects of endocrine disruptors on the thyroid
A new Horizon 2020 funded project aims to develop 3Din vitro models to better test the effects of endocrine disruptors on thyroid gland function.Maastricht University (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

An endocrine-disrupting chemical may lower male fertility
Research, published in Reproduction, Fertility and Development,suggests that the endocrine-disrupting chemical, astrizin, causes sperm damage in male mice.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fasting may increase circadian rhythm robustness
Research, published inCell Reports, suggests that fasting may increase the robustness of the body’s circadian rhythm in the liver and skeletal muscles, which may help to protect against metabolic disorders.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DNA test may predict relapse in hormone-treated breast cancer
Research, published inBreast Cancer Research, suggests genetic changes, in breast cancers treated with an oestrogen-blocking drug, may predict the risk of disease relapse.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New plans to improve pesticide usage in the EU
Members of the European Parliament have proposed plans to the make the approval process for pesticides visible to the public, and to protect vulnerable groups from their use.European Parliament (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society trials new communications tool for the Endocrine Networks
Your Society is testing a new online community platform,SfE Connect, with members of ourEndocrine Networks, to help them communicate more effectively.The sevenEndocrine Networks aim to promote collaboration amongst basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses, within their specialist fields.SfE Connect is a simple and effective communications tool intended to help Network members share knowledge, best practice and to find solutions to challenges within their field.SfE Connect members can:Inform other members about what's new in their fieldGet advice or expertise from Network members on...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Full-time post-doctoral position available at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Vella laboratory at the Weill Cornell Medicine is looking for a motivated and talentedpostdoctoral fellow.The lab studies the neurobiology of energy balance with particular attention to the regulation of thyroid hormone using state-of-the-art imaging, molecular, and functional techniques in mice.Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for 3 referencesonline. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic risk score may improve on identification of diabetes in babies
Research, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that a new genetic risk score may be more effective at diagnosing diabetes in newborns than current methods.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New compound may be effective at treating type-2 diabetes
Research, published inScience Translational Medicine, suggests that a new drug candidate is effective at controlling blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes patients. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blocking a hormone receptor increases fat metabolism
Research, published inPLOS Biology, suggests that blocking the receptor for norepinephrine in beige fat cells increases fat metabolism, which may lead to new ways to treat metabolic disorders. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enhanced method for creating insulin-producing cells
Insulin-producing beta cells, created by a new method from stem cells, can control blood sugar levels in animals, according to research published inStem Cell Reports.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Patient recruitment for Phase I Graves ’ disease study
Illingworth Research Group Ltd are coordinating aphase I study to investigate a potential new drug, K1-70, developed to treat patients who have Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, and patients who would benefit from controlling thyroid stimulating hormone receptor activity.Illingworth Research Group Ltd need a further 8 patients with Graves’ disease to complete this study. For more information, please contact:•        Volunteer Services team at the Medicines Evaluation Unit on 0800 655 6553 and quote study MEU 15/304•...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Department of Health advice on Synacthen shortage
There is currently a shortage of tetracosactide 250 mg injection. The sole licensed UK supplier, Mallinckrodt, does not expect to be able to supply this product again until March 2019.The Department of Health has confirmed the product has been sourced, however, stock is limited across Europe. Please find an overview of the stock information below.Clinigen - Stock is expected on 25th January 2019 and will be over labelled. This stock is available in packs of 10.Mawdsleys - Stock is expected on 27th January.Alium– Ordering soon but there is a lead time of 3-4 weeks.Durbin - Stock has been...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paper receipts commonly contain endocrine disruptors
Research, published inEnvironmental Research, suggests that paper receipts commonly contain the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A.Metro (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

6.1 million euros to develop endocrine disruptor detection tests
Horizon 2020 has awarded 6.1 million euros to help develop tests to identify endocrine disruptors that affect female fertility.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy heart lifestyle factors also lower diabetes risk
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that lifestyle factors for a healthy heart also lower the risk of diabetes.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dogs can detect hypoglycaemia in diabetes patients
Research, published inPLOS One, suggests that trained dogs can accurately detect if a diabetes patient is hypoglycaemic, which may help patients manage their disease. Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

10 things your Society achieved in 2018
The Society’s achievements were plentiful last year. All those involved worked hard towards advancing our knowledge, improving patient care and engaging the public with the impact of our discipline. We’ve highlighted below what we think are some the Society’s best achievements in 2018 and we would like to thank all those who made it possible. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low levels of vitamin D may increase the severity of juvenile arthritis
Vitamin D deficiency increases the severity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to research published in Arthritis Research& Therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A liver hormone may slow metabolism
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the liver hormone tsukushi slows metabolism when energy expenditure is high, and could be a target for treating metabolic disorders.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Young-onset type-2 diabetes increases risk of hospital admission
Research, published inAnnals of Internal Medicine, suggests that young-onset type-2 diabetes increases hospitalisation rates and mental illness in patients under 40.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug may help to treat breast cancer
Research, published inCancer Cell, suggests that the diabetes drug rosiglitazone, combined with trametinib, could treat breast cancer by turning cancerous cells into fat cells. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New vascular biology journal launched by Bioscientifica
The Society’s wholly owned commercial subsidiary,Bioscientifica, has launchedVascular Biology, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the role of vascular biology in disease, injury and regeneration.Bioscientifica aims to strengthen biomedical communities to advance science and health, and redistributes all its profist back to the Society. The addition of this new journal in a multi-disciplinary field of research will not only help support the Society but may also be of interest to some of our endocrine community.You can find out more about Vascular Biologyhere and find out more about the wo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news