Society nominates candidate for European Society of Endocrinology Executive Committee Elections
The Society has nominated Professor Chris McCabe for a vacancy on the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee governs all aspects of ESE, and a position for a basic scientist member is available from May 2018. This important position is involved in guiding, supporting and promoting endocrine science at ESE.  Professor McCabe (University of Birmingham) is a leading scientific researcher in endocrinology, and the current Chair of the Society for Endocrinology Science Committee. This, combined with his previous experience serving on the SfE Council and organising ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver enzyme may be link between abdominal fat and diabetes
A study, published inNature, reports that targeting enzyme, DPP4, in the liver can reduce adipose inflammation, lower insulin resistance and decrease blood sugar in mice.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain development disorders may be linked to common environmental toxin exposures
According to a review, published inEndocrine Connections, exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testicular adrenal rest tumours present at a younger age in CAH
Testicular adrenal rest tumours are frequently detected in prepubertal boys with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) at an earlier age than previously thought, according to a study, presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Analysing past failure may reduce stress in the future
According to a study, published inFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, people that wrote about a past failure had a reduced cortisol response to stress in a later anxiety test. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity can alter taste perception
According to a study, published in PLOS Biology, overweight mice maintained on a high-fat diet had 25% fewer taste buds. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut serotonin levels linked to diabetes and obesity
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Obesity, obese people have elevated gut serotonin levels, which may indicate a novel drug target for intervention in metabolic disturbance.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity and androgen excess in mothers leads to anxious offspring
According to a Swedish study, published inThe FASEB Journal, mice born to obese mothers with androgen excess are more likely to exhibit anxiety-related behaviours in adulthood.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity set to become leading risk factor for cancer
According to a Cancer Research report, obesity is becoming the leading risk factor for development of preventable cancers, and will soon overtake smoking as the number one cause in the UK. Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may protect against development of Alzheimer's disease
According to a study, published inNeurology, women on HRT for 7 years exhibited fewer brain volume changes and beta amyloid aggregations in the frontal cortex.Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Engage your local area with hormones, with Society support
The Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area, through the Big Bang Near Mefairs. Engage the public with hormones using Society tried-and-tested resources, or bring your own activity, TheBig Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level. Through these events, young people are encouraged to pursue careers in STEM. This is your opportunity to share your passion for the science of hormones, showcase that they are a vital as...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bring the Big Bang to your region
Following on from the success of theBig Bang Fair in March, the Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area throughBig Bang Near Me. With events in Bristol, Perth, and Liverpool,Big Bang Near Me brings the success of theBig Bang Fair to your region.This is your opportunity to engage the public with endocrinology, and showcase how hormones are a vital aspect of everyday life across all ages. The Society has tried-and-tested resources you can deliver, such as demonstrating the fine balance of glucose regulation, or the undulating rhythms ruled over by the circadian clock. Alternativ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Help Simon Watt redesign humanity in Level Up Human
Would you like to take part in a science comedy podcast show recorded in front of a live audience?In Level Up Human, host Simon Watt teams up with a guest comedian to hear two scientists pitch their ideas on how we might redesign humanity for the next step in human evolution. It is then decided,with help from the audience, if the ideas should be included in the blueprint for humanity 2.0.If you are interested in being part of this podcast and offering up your idea of humanity's future,get in touch with us by27 March! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bring the Big Bang to your region - only one can win!
Do you want to share your passion for science? Are you looking to give back to your local community? Are you in need of a break from the lab/hospital? Sharing your knowledge with the public can do all of these at once.Following on from the success of theBig Bang Fair in March, the Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area throughBig Bang Near Me. With events in Bristol, Perth, and Liverpool,Big Bang Near Me brings the success of theBig Bang Fair to your region.This is your opportunity to engage the public with endocrinology, and showcase how hormones aren’t simply for ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Behaviour changes during adolescence not explained by reproductive hormones
A study inCurrent Biology suggests that puberty hormones‘can’t be blamed’ for the social behaviour changes that occur during adolescence. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased risk of mortality in older patients on levothyroxine
In some elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine is linked to a higher risk of mortality, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use may lower pregnancy complications in PCOS
New research presented at ENDO 2018 suggests that women who suffer from PCOS, and use metformin during pregnancy, are at a lower risk of late miscarriage and premature birth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery can change gene expression patterns
Obesity surgery leads to gene expression changes that could predict future outcomes for patients, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could low thyroid hormones explain chronic fatigue syndrome?
New research published inFrontiers of Physiology reports that chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition with unknown causes, may be linked to low levels of thyroid hormones.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism-like behaviours in offspring
According to a study in theJournal of Endocrinology, low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may affect brain development and result in autism-like behaviours of children.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common plastics chemicals may reduce male fertility in future generations
A study, to be presented at The Endocrine Society meeting today, links falling fertility rates in men over the last few decades with endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in common plastic products.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male contraceptive pill is safe and effective
The male contraceptive pill is safe and effective, with no adverse effects on sex drive, according to data presented at The Endocrine Society meeting this week.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal changes caused by sleep deprivation lead to diabetes
According to data, to be presented at The Endocrine Society meeting this week, sleep deprivation can cause changes in testosterone and cortisol levels that may predispose to the development of insulin resistance in men.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can essential oils cause gynaecomastia?
According to a study, to be presented at The Endocrine Society meeting this week, endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in essential oils can lead to the development of breast tissue in males.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ESE meets with MEPs to discuss policy on hormones in health and research
ESE recently had a successful meeting with members of the European Parliament to discuss the"Impact of Hormones in European Policies for Health and Research", and position themselves as a partner for future related debates.ESE News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children at greater risk of diabetes insipidus after pituitary surgery
According to a study, published inThe Journal of Pediatrics, transsphenoidal pituitary surgery in children increases the risk of them developing diabetes insipidus.Endocrine Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New metabolite implicated in development of diabetes
A study, published inCell Metabolism, posits that it is high levels of the metabolite, methylglyoxal that leads to development of diabetic symptoms including elevated blood sugar. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Differences in brain structure of transgender people
According to a study, published inScientific Reports, the brains of transgender women exhibit some differences in brain structure, including a region that is thought to be involved with body image and self-awareness.Medical Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ERR-gamma could be new target for obesity drugs
Researchers have identified how the oestrogen-related receptor gamma (EER-gamma) gives brown fat its energy-burning identity, which could lead to new obesity drug targets, according to a study inCell Reports.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scanning for bone density could also detect cardiovascular risk
Determining fracture risk could be helpful in identifying cardiovascular disease risk, a study published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research reports. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A more accurate method to screen for preeclampsia
A study in Ultrasound in Obstetrics& Gynecology suggests that there is a more accurate way to detect preeclampsia than the current recommended method.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New menopause treatment can decrease hot flushes in three days
According to new research published inMenopause, scientists have developed a new drug that can reduce debilitating menopause symptoms in just a few days.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may protect against cancer
A study, published in theBMJ, suggests that higher vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of developing cancer.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High fibre diets may help type-2 diabetes by affecting gut microbiome
A diet high in fibre may reduce blood sugar levels and promote weight loss by encouraging the growth of particular populations of gut bacteria, according to research published inScience.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Social stress negatively affects gut microbiome diversity
A rodent study, published inBehavioural Brain Research, reports that elevated stress hormone levels in response to social stress may affect the diversity of gut bacteria. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal hormone can decrease liver fat levels
According to a clinical study, published inThe Lancet, a variant of hormone FGF19 can reduce the liver fat levels of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT improves heart health in menopausal women
According to a study, published inPLOS ONE, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has a protective effect on the cardiovascular health of menopausal women.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers find hereditary mutation responsible for erythrocytosis
A group of researchers have identified a new hereditary mutation that leads to overproduction of erythropoietin in the blood, a new study inThe New England Journal of Medicine reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overweight women more likely to experience late menopause
A study in theEuropean Journal of Epidemiology suggests that weight is associated with menopause age, with overweight women being at 50% higher risk of experiencing late menopause.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updated guidelines for the management of hirsutism in premenopausal women
The Endocrine Society has published new recommendations to manage hirsutism in premenopausal women, inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antihistamine use linked to negative effects in male fertility
A new review published inReproduction suggests that the use of the drugs could have deleterious effects for male fertility.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Host the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Visiting Professor
We are pleased to announce that Professor Chris Thompson will be joining our plenary lecturers atSfE BES this year. The Visiting Professor tours up to 5 endocrine centres in the UK in the run up to the conference.  The programme for the day visit is entirely up to you and may, if travel schedule allows, involve an evening dinner.  If you would like to be considered to host a visit, pleasecontact usby Friday 6 April 2018. All costs for the visit except travel and accommodation are borne by the host institution. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreatic islets are the ‘glucostat’ of the body
A new study inCell Metabolism reports that pancreatic islets are responsible for maintaining adequate sugar levels in our body.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism linked to higher risk of fistula after neck surgery
Patients with low thyroid function have an increased risk of suffering complications after surgery, a study in theAnnals of Surgical Oncology suggests.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Abdominal fat linked to anxiety
New research published inMenopause suggests that waistline circumference is associated with an increased risk of developing anxiety, especially in middle-aged women.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone receptor EER gamma – the ‘switch’ for skeletal muscle
According to research published inCell Reports, receptor ERR gamma makes endurance exercise possible.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The need to address hypoglycaemia risk in type-2 diabetes
Research published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism reports that clinicians lack the resources to adequately identify and manage hypoglycaemia in patients with type-2 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin production disrupted by bright lights in children
According to new research inPhysiological Reports, an hour of exposure to bright lights before bedtime can entirely suppress the production of melatonin in children.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery controls diabetes and obesity better than lifestyle modification
According to RCT results published inDiabetes Care, gastric bypass surgery leads to more weight loss and better diabetes management, compared to lifestyle modifications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ACP issues controversial advice for type-2 diabetes management
The American College of Physicians (ACP) said that type-2 diabetes patients can aim for 7-8% levels, rather than the recommended 6.5-7%.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news