Rare bone loss disorder new treatment may be helpful for osteoporosis
New first-line treatment developed to treat severe bone loss may open door to advances in age-related osteoporosis treatment, according to a study published inMolecular Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes due to disruptions in vesicle trafficking
Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes patients may be caused by vesicle trafficking at the cell membrane being slowed down, a study inCell Metabolism reports. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fructose is processed in the small intestine, not the liver
According to a study in mice, published inCell Press, fructose is only processed in the liver when the small intestine is overwhelmed by too much sugar. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists see serotonin receptor structure for the first time
A study inNature Communications provides images of the serotonin receptor, including binding sites, obtained using high-powered microscope technology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet may be linked to fracture risk and bone ageing
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, suggests that a poor diet may be linked to alterations in bone structure and behaviour, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Big Bang Fair 2018 call for volunteers
Do you want to hone your skills, or dip your toe into the waters of public engagement? Join the Society stand at theBig Bang Fair and share your passion for science with thousands of young people. The Big Bang Fair attracts over 70,000 attendees every year, and the Society will be there, along with other learned Societies, creating a space to promote endocrinology and the biomedical sciences as a career choice. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills, meet other researchers interested in public engagement, and share experiences and best practice.When?Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018Where? Birmingha...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome affects the efficacy of antidepressant drugs
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults with metabolic syndrome don't respond as quickly to antidepressant medications and experience greater severity in their symptoms.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may improve heart damage
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Nanomedicine, vitamin D has a role in mechanisms that can restore function to damaged blood vessel endothelium.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Plastics chemical detectable in teenagers
According to a study, published inBMJ Open, the majority of teenagers test postitive for traces of bisphenol A, which may adversely affect their fertility.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ESE responds to public consultation on endocrine disruptors
The European Society of Endocrinology has issued a response to the public consultation on the guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009. This response was developed by the European Society of Endocrinology’s Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Working Group, and it is hoped that these comments and recommendations will be taken into account in the development of the final version of this comprehensive guidance document.You can read the full responsehere. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity
Children born to mothers with low vitamin D levels are at higher risk of childhood obesity, a study inPediatric Obesity suggests.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Better guidance to identify endocrine-disruptors needed, Endocrine Society says
The Endocrine Society prompts European regulators to make sure that guidance to identify endocrine disruptor chemicals is improved to protect public health. Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen taken during pregnancy could affect fertility of daughters
A study inHuman Reproduction reports that taking the painkiller during early pregnancy could reduce the number of eggs in future daughters. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Progress in making artificial adrenal glands
According to a study published inCell Reports, reprogramming cells from urine may be the key to generating artificial adrenal glands.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men
Researchers have identified a new regulator of vitamin D metabolism that could be targeted to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy, according to a study published in theJournal of Molecular Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Irisin may be new PCOS biomarker
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, levels of irisin in adolescents with PCOS may serve as a biomarker of future glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society members are eligible for International Society of Endocrinology benefits
The ISE forms a strategic federation of National Endocrine Societies that aims to stimulate international cooperation and co-ordinate scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world.As a member of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE), we are able to extend ISE membership benefits to our members.These benefits include:$150 discount on the registration fee for theICE 2018 meetingTravel Grants of up to $1500 to help early career members attend International meetings and present their research– but apply before28 February 2018Networking opportunities at ISE ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormone differences affect eye health
According to a study, published in theJournal of Cellular Physiology, gender-based fluctuations in sex hormone levels may directly affect eye physiology, and the progression of age-related macular degeneration.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause exacerbates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
According to a study, published inRheumatology, women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer more severity in their symptoms, and an increased speed of disease progression, after menopause.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updates on thyroid cancer treatment issued
For Thyroid Awareness Month in January, the American Thyroid Association have issued seven updates on thyroid cancer treatment.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New mechanisms for kisspeptin control of sexual behaviour
According to a study, published inNature Communications, kisspeptin drives sexual attraction and sexual behaviour through two separate hypothalamic mechanisms.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

10 things your Society achieved in 2017
When it comes to good news, last year was a plentiful year for the Society and its members. We would like to share with you some of the highlights that the hard work of all those involved with the Society enabled in 2017.Read more details about these achievements on our blog,The Endocrine Post. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar control linked to long-term cognitive decline
A new study published inDiabetologia suggests that diabetes and poor blood sugar control may result in accelerated long-term cognitive decline. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air pollution may affect periods in teenage girls
A study inHuman Reproduction reports that air contaminants may cause menstrual irregularities in teenage girls.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D linked to respiratory health
According to research published in the journalRespirology, researchers have found that vitamin D can have an impact in respiratory function and health.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone levels influence musical taste in men
Research published in the journal, Personality and Individual Differences, has found a correlation between higher testosterone levels in men and their greater appreciation of music designated'unsophisticated', such as rock.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D could be new irritable bowel syndrome treatment
A study, published in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among IBS patients, and suggests that supplements may improve their symptoms.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased obesity risk for kids born via C-section
A study, published inPLOS One, suggests that children born via Caesarian section are more likely to be obese by the age of five.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity spreads like a contagion
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, weight gain is contagious, and those living in obese communities are more likely to become obese themselves.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS reduces diversity of gut bacteria
The gut microbiome of women with PCOS is less diverse, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Temperature affects risk of diabetes during pregnancy
A study published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology suggests that higher environmental temperatures are linked to a higher number of gestational diabetes cases. Medpage today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel way to target hormone-driven breast cancer identified
According to a study published inNature Communications, researchers have identified a mechanism to stop cell growth in hormone-driven breast cancers.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antithyroid drug use during pregnancy linked to congenital malformations in babies
Antithyroid therapy during pregnancy may increase risk of congenital malformations in babies, a study published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine reports.Medpage today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine disruptors affect serotonin production in rats
A study inEndocrine Connections suggests that flame retardant chemicals can disrupt placental function, leading to alterations in serotonin production in rats. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

All-cause and cardiovascular mortality linked to vitamin D levels
Vitamin D concentrations have been linked to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early radiotherapy linked to better response after thyroidectomy
Research inClinical Endocrinology suggests that adults with differentiated thyroid cancer, who undergo thyroidectomy and start radioiodine therapy within the first three months after surgery, have better outcomes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk not increased in overweight women with PCOS features
According to a study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular periods and increased levels of androgens are not linked to a higher diabetes risk in overweight women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inactivity linked to metabolic syndrome, independently of BMI
A study inPLOS One reports that exercise may help reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, independently of body mass index. MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships applications open
Early career women in science– get£15,000 to continue your cutting-edge research with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK& Ireland Fellowship Awards. The fellowship can be in different ways, for example to buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs, or fund conference travel.Apply before16 February 2018.Eligibility criteria and FAQs are availablehere.If you have any questions, contactForWomeninScienceUK@loreal.com (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Program reduces stress in adolescents affected by war
A program aimed at improving the mental health of adolescents directly affected by the Syrian war has effectively lowered their cortisol levels, according to a study published inPsychoneuroendocrinology.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery most effective therapy for obesity
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, obesity surgery is far more effective than lifestyle changes in preventing obesity-related deaths.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin has crucial role in brain signal processing
According to a study, published ineLife, oxytocin is critically involved in signal processing of social information, which guides subsequent social behaviours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guideline for treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours
A new European clinical practice guideline for the treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours and carcinomas has been published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night levels of cortisol in Cushing's patients are highly variable
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, the salivary cortisol levels of Cushing's patients late at night are highly variable, and may not accurately reflect diagnosis or treatment efficacy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D and calcium do not prevent hip fractures
According to a newJAMA meta-analysis, calcium and vitamin D are not significiantly associated with hip fracture decrease. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential target to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes found in fat cells
Researchers have discovered a molecule produced by fat cells, which could lead to the development of new biomarkers to predict risk of metabolic diseases related to obesity, according to a study inCell Metabolism. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Carotid sinus stimulation may help treat diabetes
Research published inDiabetologia reports that scientists have developed a way to treat type 2 diabetes in rats, by electronic modulation of the carotid sinus nerve.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early age menopause and periods associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk
According to research published in the journalHeart, women who start their period or their menopause early are at increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers identify enzyme that regulates the physiology of white and brown fat
A study published inDiabetes reports that enzyme SNRK promotes the burning of calories in brown fat, and reduces inflammation in white fat tissue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news