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Eureka! Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2016

eureka-head For the second year in a row, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2016. The life work of a scientist requires an enormous amount of patience. “Eureka moments” take years of tireless experimentation and iteration to achieve, which is why impactful discoveries...
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Endocrine Society Takes to Capitol Hill on NIH Funding, EDCs

With the presidential election on the horizon and NIH funding hanging in the balance, the Endocrine Society’s members have been especially active on Capitol Hill this fall. In September, the Society held a widely attended briefing on Capitol Hill about the public health impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), attended a hearing on an important piece...
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Congress Faces a Difficult Lame Duck Session in November

Congress was able to agree to and pass a temporary funding bill before October 1 that will avert a federal government shut-down, keep the government running until December 9, and allow representatives and senators to go to their home districts and states to run for re-election. However, Congress faces a very difficult “lame duck” session...
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Photos: Hill Briefing – 25 Years of Research on EDCs

On Wednesday September 21, the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., was set upon by Endocrine Society members, staff, members of congressional offices, the media, and other interested parties to learn more about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and the threats they pose to human health. The seminar, “From Hormones to Brain Development: 25 Years of...
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Endocrine Society Weighs in on TSCA Implementation

The Endocrine Society has been engaged in reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and is closely following implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. On August 22, the Endocrine Society submitted comments to the EPA with recommendations to address deficiencies in the existing regulatory approach. Our recommendations included...
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Society Twitter Chat Draws Participants from US Senate, Advocacy Organizations

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and consumer advocacy groups such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families took part in the Society’s Twitter chat on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and personal care products Wednesday. The conversation was the Society’s largest Twitter chat to date. Moderated by member Jodi Flaws, PhD, and Society staff, the event hashtag was viewed more than...
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25 Years of Endocrine Disruption: Past Lessons and Future Directions

AdvocacyBirnbaum 2016 is a landmark year for the endocrine disruption (EDC) field. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Wingspread Conference on environmental endocrine disruption, the 50th anniversary of environmental health research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the 100th anniversary of the Endocrine Society. It is also the 20th anniversary of Our...