Testosterone may treat bone mineral loss in HIV patients
Research, published inAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses,suggests that testosterone increases bone mineral density in HIV-infected men.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of gestational diabetes
Metabolic syndrome increases pregnant women's risk of complications including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, according to research published inPLOS Medicine. ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mechanism underlying exercise induced bone remodelling discovered
Research, published in Cell, has identified the receptor for the hormone irisin that facilitates exercise induced bone remodelling. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Body mass index is a reliable measure of cardiometabolic health
Research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that body mass index provides a similar measure of cardiometabolic health, compared with in depth body scans.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Guidelines on melatonin usage
Chronic administration of melatonin should be restricted to nighttime and doses tailored to the patient, according to new guidelines published inEndocrine Reviews.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childbirth linked to changes in breast cancer risk
Breast cancer risk increases for years following child birth, whereas risk of oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is lower in later years, according to a study published inAnnals of Internal Medicine.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal therapies may cause treatment resistance in breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer treated with hormonal therapies can acquire mutations in HER2 and become treatment resistant, according to data published inNature Genetics.   MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immunoassay may improve hormone detection in the blood
A new immunoassay could improve the sensitivity of hormone detection in the blood, according to research published in theJournal of the American Chemical Society.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns linked to schizophrenia risk
Babies born with a deficiency in vitamin D may be at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, according to research published Scientific Reports. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immuno assay may improve hormone detection in the blood
A new immuno assay could improve the sensitivity of hormone detection in the blood, according to research published in theJournal of the American Chemical Society.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxybutynin can reduce hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
Research, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, suggests that the drug oxybutynin can reduce the severity of hot flashes in patients who have had breast cancer. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adapted scoring system may better predict diabetes remission after weight loss surgery
Research, published inObesity Surgery, suggests that changes to the standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system can better predict the time that patients are free from diabetes following bariatric surgery.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidance on vitamin D published
Vitamin D tests are only required when patients have pre-existing bone conditions or are at a high risk of deficiency, according to updated guidance published by the National Osteoporosis Society. Pulse (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy linked to memory loss
According to a study, published inEndocrinology, rats that have their uterus, but not their ovaries, removed experience short-term memory loss. This suggests that the uterus may have a more direct role in cognitive difficulties associated with menopause.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

First baby born following womb transplant from dead donor
A woman has successfully given birth to a baby after receiving a womb transplant from a dead donor and IVF treatment, according to a report in theLancet.Guardian  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New potential target for diabetes therapy identified
A new study, published inNature Metabolism, suggests that targeting a key enzyme (hormone-sensitive lipase) in fatty acid synthesis could reduce insulin resistance, and lead to new type-2 diabetes treatments.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New method for targeting insulin-producing cells
According to research, published inCell Chemical Biology, zinc may be used to selectively target drugs to pancreatic beta cells, to stimulate regeneration and insulin production.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

SfE BES 2018 hits the headlines
The quality of science presented at SfE BES 2018 was excellent and attracted significant attention from mainstream and science media outlets across the globe. The Society press office helped journalist with their queries and set up communication channels to study authors, as well as producing 6 press releases based on presented research. All of the press releases were covered by the mainstream and medical press including theTelegraph,Daily Mail,ANI News,MedicalXpress,Medscape andScience Daily.‘Women more resilient to extreme physical activity than previously r...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Full-time post-doctoral research position available at Baylor College of Medicine
Applications are open for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate position available immediately in theMitsiades lab at Baylor College of Medicine to study the role of steroid receptors in prostate and breast cancer. Deadline for applications is1 March 2019.Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter explaining their relevant work experience, and 3 names of references toNicholas Mitsiades. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury affects the circadian rhythm and hormone activity
Spinal cord damage may alter the body’s circadian rhythm and hormone activity for weeks following injury, according to research published ineNeuro.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DHEA treatment linked to lower bone mineral loss in older women
Research,published inClinical Endocrinology,suggests that DHEA may decrease bone mineral loss and increase muscle mass in older women.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leukotriene B4 increases susceptibility to skin infections in diabetes patients
Research, published inJCI Insight, suggests that leukotriene B4 over expression may lead to skin infections in diabetes patients.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of diabetes-related kidney disease is lower with exercise
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology,suggests that aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Poor sleep health may decrease insulin sensitivity in teenagers
Research, published in theJournal of Pediatrics, suggests that late circadian timing and lack of sleep are linked to reduced insulin sensitivity in overweight teenagers.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chemicals in healthcare products linked to early puberty in girls
Research, published in theHuman Reproduction, suggests that girls, whose mothers were exposed to chemicals found in personal health care products during pregnancy, may experience puberty early.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Yoga and acupuncture may help to treat menopause
Yoga and acupuncture may decrease the frequency of menopausal hot flushes, according to research published inMenopause.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic kidney disease on the rise in adults
The number of diabetes patients suffering from late-stage chronic kidney disease is increasing in adults, according to data published inJAMA.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A preference for late nights may increase diabetes risk
A review, published inAdvances in Nutrition, suggests that night owls have an increased risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes compared to early risers.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone may lower the risk of death in men with type-2 diabetes
Research, published inBJU International, suggests that testosterone therapy in men with type-2 diabetes lowers their risk of death, irrespective of improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Miscarriage may increase cardiovascular disease risk
Research, published in theJournal of Women's Health, suggests that women who experience pregnancy loss, and do not any have children in the future, have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast cancer increases the risk of osteoporosis
Research, published inBreast Cancer Research, suggests that women under 50 with breast cancer have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Worse treatment for type-1 diabetes in deprived areas of Germany
Research, published in Diabetes Care, suggests that type-1 diabetes patients living in more deprived areas of Germany receive worse treatment for their disease. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased risk of death from repeated weight loss and gain
Repeated cycles of weight loss and gain may increase the risk of an early death, according to data published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nominations for the Endocrine Society Laureate Awards are open
Each year the Endocrine Society recognises the excellent achievements of endocrinologists worldwide for seminal research, meritorious service, leadership and mentorship, innovation, international contributions, public service, translation of science to practice, and lifetime achievement.This is your opportunity to nominate endocrinologists at any career stage who you feel has served and contributed to our field with their achievements.Nominations are open until16 December2018 for nominees to be considered for the 2020 awards.Nominations submitted after this date will be considered for the 2021 nomination cycle.See the deta...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post CCT Fellowship in Endocrinology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Applications are open 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.The post will close on16 December.For all enquiries please contactDr Helena Gleeson. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No link between pancreatic diseases and incretins in type-2 diabetes
Research, published inDiabetic Medicine, suggests that incretins do not increase the risk of pancreatic diseases in type-2 diabetes patients treated with metformin.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved IGF-1 delivery system may help to treat osteoarthritis
Research, published inScience Translational Medicine, suggests that carrier molecules can improve IGF-1 delivery into cartilage, to better treat osteoarthritis. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Signals that control pancreatic cell maturation discovered
The signals which determine whether immature pancreatic cells differentiate into endocrine or duct cells have been mapped, according to research published inNature. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes cases may double in the next 20 years
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that the number of people with type-1 diabetes is set to double in the next 20 years.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Arrestin activity during light exposure linked to regulation of melatonin
Research, published inCell Reports, suggests that arrestins allow melanopsin in the rentina to regenerate during exposure to light, affecting melatonin levels and the circadian rhythm.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Shoulder ultrasound scan can predict a diabetes diagnosis
Increased shoulder brightness on an ultrasound scan can predict diabetes, according to research presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood obesity may increase asthma risk
Children who are obese may have an increased risk of developing asthma, according to research published inPediatrics.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Caffeine may increase the risk of a premature birth
Drinking caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk a premature or low-weight birth, according to data published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treating periodontitis may help to treat diabetes
Research, published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, suggests that treating periodontitis can improve blood sugar control in diabetes patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Evening stress elicits a low hormonal stress response
Research, published inNeuropsychopharmacology Reports, suggests that increases in cortisol, caused by acute psychological stress, are lower in the evening compared to the morning.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Have your say: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2018 Workforce Survey now open
The annual census of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology is now open.This is your opportunity to give your feedback on the specialty, establishing where improvements can be made and helping to identify planning needs for the future.Get involved to help influence governments, support workforce planning and contribute to health policy. The survey is sent on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology, ABCD, Diabetes UK and in conjunction with The Royal College of Physicians London.It takes only 10 minutes to complete online and your individual link will be emailed directly to you and must be completed before8 February 2019...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Skin auto fluorescence may predict type 2-diabetes risk
Higher levels of skin auto fluorescence can detect if a person has an increased risk of risk developing type 2-diabetes, according to research published in Diabetologia.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin-glucose infusion may lower neonatal hypoglycaemia risk
Research, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference, suggests that an IV insulin-glucose infusion protocol, for gestational diabetes patients, lowers the risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased Horizon Europe funding for poorer EU states
A proposal to re-distribute and increase research funding towards poorer member EU member states has been approved in the European Parliament this week.Science Business (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Detection of vitamin B12 deficiency in type-2 diabetes patients may lower nerve damage risk
Research, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference, suggests that screening for vitamin B12 deficiency in type-2 diabetes patients, treated with metformin, can reduce their risk of developing nerve damage.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news