Endocrine Nurse Grant Award winner for 2018 announced
Congratulations to winner of the first-ever Endocrine Nurse Grant, Julie Lynch, Senior Research Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Julie has been awarded for her project:‘Assessing the impact of residual adrenal function on adrenal crises and infections: can we direct educational resources?’Do you have a project aiming to improve nursing or clinical practice, or do you need to gather preliminary data to be used in a PhD application?Apply for anEndocrine Nurse Grant before28 November 2018 and you could receive up to£5,000 to complete your project. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High aldosterone levels are related to diabetes
Elevated levels of aldosterone can increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study in theJournal of the American Heart Association. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adverse effects of hormone therapy in prostate cancers
Hormone therapy is not always beneficial for prostate cancer patients, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New WHO guidelines for adult diabetes treatment
The WHO have released recommendations, published inAnnals of Internal Medicine, suggesting the treatments which should be used for diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New gene highlighted in bone formation
SIRT7 has been linked to osteoblast activity and may be associated with osteoporosis, according to a study published inNature Communications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Excessive exercise does not cause early menopause
Research, published inHuman Reproduction, suggests that over-exercising does not cause early menopause. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DNA mutations linked to ER positive breast cancer relapse
A study, published inNature Communications, has linked gene mutations with cancer recurrence in patients with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the groups ofProfessor Abigail Fowden andDr Andrew Murray.Collectively, their research focuses on mitochondrial function during development and ageing, and how conditions during early life programme development can increase susceptibility to adult-onset degenerative diseases.The position is fixed-term, with funds available for 2 years in the first instance. The post holder will provide mainly molecular biology support, as well as some assistance with animal work, to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved.&nb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

IVF linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease
Research, published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology,has linked children born via IVF with an elevated risk of clinically high blood pressure.Independent   (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Plant extract restores sensitivity to leptin
Research, published inDiabetes, links the plant derived extract Celastrol to restoration of leptin sensitivity, leading to weight loss and improvement of diabetes in mice.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Celastrol restores sensitivity to leptin
Research, published inDiabetes, links the plant derived extract Celastrol to restoration of leptin sensitivity, leading to weight loss and improvement of diabetes in mice.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Calcium supplements do not restore PTH level after gastric bypass surgery
Elevated parathyroid hormone levels following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are unaffected by calcium supplementation, according to a study published in Clinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Urological problems linked with depression and sleep disorders
Research, published inIJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal, links urological conditions, such as hypogonadism, with the risk of depression and sleeping disorders.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Draining ovarian cysts reduces need for endometriosis surgery
Surgery and its associated complications can be avoided in endometriosis treatment by using a new procedure to drain ovarian cysts, according to research published inRadiology.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hip Fracture Registry suggests improved osteoporosis planning is needed in Australia and New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand hospitals need to work on improving the provision of a osteoporosis care plan for hip fracture patients, according to the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry Report.MedicalXpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Amazonian fruit improves insulin sensitivity
Mice fed an extract of a fruit which only grows in the amazon, show improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, according to research published inGut. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin boosts the immune system to fight infection
Research, published inCell Metabolism, reveals a pathway connecting insulin signalling and the activity of T cells to boost immune response.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet lowers risk of erectile dysfunction
A Mediterranean diet is linked to lower male impotency and increased testosterone levels, according to a study published inCirculation.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment for lung cancer may cause early menopause
Early menopause has been linked to chemotherapy used whilst treating lung cancer, according to a study published inMenopause.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower risk of osteoporosis in new stroke patients treated with statins
Patients diagnosed with a stroke and treated with statins may be at less risk of developing osteoporosis, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Neurology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormones utilised to regrow neurons in the spinal cord
Research, published inNature, suggests that a combination of growth factors and hormones can stimulate neuronal axons to regrow.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immune cell checkpoints implicated in type-1 diabetes
Research, published inFrontiers in Immunology, suggests that specific immune cells, which fail to respond to checkpoint molecules, attack insulin-producing cells in a model of type-1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D genetics do not influence risk of fractures
Genetics which result in lower vitamin D levels are not linked to an increased risk of bone fractures, according to research published inThe BMJ. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Animals also experience menopause
Research, published in Scientific Reports, discovered that beluga whales and narwhals also experience menopause.Science alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic variability can influence nutritional requirements
A review, published in Annual Review of Nutrition, suggests that genetic variance can influence the absorption of micronutrients such as vitamin D.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT is linked to microscopic colitis
Treating menopause symptoms with hormones is associated with microscopic colitis, according to results published in Gastroenterology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online tool can predict breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular exercise boosts a metabolic hormone
Cardiovascular exercise increases levels of FGF21 more than weight training, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation Insight.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause – not just for humans
Research, published in the JournalScientific Reports, discovered that Beluga whales and narwhals also experience menopause.Science alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular safety of weight loss drug examined
Research, published inThe New England Journal of Medicine, shows that weight loss drug Lorcaserin does not cause valvulopathy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new blueprint of serotonin neurons
Serotonin neuron projections from the dorsal raphe are more organised that previously thought, according to research published in the JournalCell.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic variability can influence our nutritional requirements
A review, published in the JournalAnnual Review of Nutrition, suggests that genetic variance can influence the absorption of micronutrients such as vitamin D.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy is linked to microscopic colitis
Treating menopause symptoms with hormones is associated with microscopic colitis, according to results published in the JournalGastroenterology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online tool can predicts breast cancer relapse after hormone therapy
The new online tool‘CTS5’ can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of their breast cancer returning following hormone therapy, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Six novel biomarkers highlight risk of polyneuropathy
Research, published in the JournalDiabetes, indicates that six biomarkers of inflammation can be used highlight the risk of polyneuropathy.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A sugar that increases insulin sensitivity
The sugar trehalose boosts insulin sensitivity lowering the chance of developing diabetes, according to a study published inJCI Insight.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity from disrupted sleep
Poor quality of sleep can directly influence metabolism leading to fat gain and loss of muscle, according to a study published inScience Advances.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A high fat diet may block satiety
Research, published in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered a link between high fat diets and leptin resistance in mice. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fresh vs frozen - how to get the best IVF outcome
Frozenin vitro fertilisation is not always the best option compared with fresh transfer, according to a study published inFertility and Sterility.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depressed mothers influence their child ’s immune and mental health
Research, published in theJournal Depression& Anxiety, suggests a link between increased cortisol, stress and behaviour problems in children if they have a depressed mother.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone deficiency in patients exposed to radiation therapy
The level of radiation exposure used to treat brain tumours is associated with hormone deficiency in young patients, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Strategies to greatly reduce cardiovascular disease risk in type-2 diabetes
According to a study, published in theThe New England Journal of Medicine, well-controlled type-2 diabetics that abstain from smoking can virtually eliminate their increased risk of early death from a heart attack or stroke.Health Europa (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having a Vitamin D3 deficiency and periodontitis may influence the onset of type-2 diabetes
Adults with gum disease and Vitamin D3 deficiency are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to a new study published inBMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Milk consumption at breakfast may benefit people suffering from type-2 diabetes
Research, published in theJournal of Dairy Science, reports that drinking milk first thing in the morning releases gastric hormones that slow the digestion of carbohydrate and lower blood sugar levels.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Do hormone levels in males adapt to help fathers in parenthood?
Professor Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, funded by a European Research Council grant, has been investigating whether changing hormone levels of new fathers influence their interactions with their children.Horizon (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased autism risk in children of women exposed to pesticide
The level of DDT exposure to pregnant women correlates with an increased risk of autism in their children, according to a study in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels linked to lipid levels in children
Vitamin D is independently and inversely associated with cholesterol levels in children, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mushrooms may improve glucose control
According to a study, published in theJournal of Functional Foods, a daily portion of button mushrooms, fed to mice, increased their levels of gut bacteria that are known to influence glucose production.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sexuality may be influenced by immune cells
Research, published in theJournal of Neuroscience, suggests that activation of mast cells by oestrogen in the brain may influence sexual behaviour.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy may increase risk of mood disorders in children
High maternal levels of cortisol during pregnancy increase the incidence of anxiety and depressive-like behaviours in female children, according to a study published inBiological Psychiatry.  Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news