Call to members, from your Society ’s President
The Society for Endocrinology has been looking at itsstrategic goals to identify our key priorities over the next few years. Last year’s membership survey showed that the Society needs to do more work to recruit and retain the next generation of researchers, clinicians and nurses within our discipline. We now need your help. To identify what we can do to make the most difference in two specific areas, Council have set uptwo working groups for which we are seeking members:To look at how we bestattract and then support research scientists within endocrinology. Chair: Eleanor Davies, General Secretary-ElectTo furthe...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early periods linked to mental health problems
According to research in the journalPediatrics, girls who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to present long-term mental health issues such as depression and antisocial behaviour.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Spring issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The spring issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to view online, and its theme is ‘The Next Generation: Shaping your future, shaping endocrinology’.A recent SfE membership survey indicated that there is some concern about recruitment of the next generation of endocrinologists. Endocrinology is not always seen as the most exciting of specialties, lacking the flashy techniques and lures of some others, as illustrated perfectly in our illuminating Opinion piece with a question from a junior doctor:‘Don’t you get fed up ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Different smiles trigger varying stress responses
Research inScientific Reportssuggests that different kinds of smiles may differently affect cortisol levels in the recipient.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early periods linked mental health problems
According to research in the journalPediatrics, girls who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to present long-term mental health issues such as depression and antisocial behaviour.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adult onset diabetes has five different categories
Researchers identify five genetically distinct diabetes subgroups, with varying levels of risk for complications, a study inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may help lower sugar blood levels in diabetes
A study in theJournal of Endocrinology reports that leflunomide, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, can help lower sugar levels in type-2 diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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