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Researchers Reveal Novel Mechanism in Luminal Breast Cancer Development

Researchers have identified unique isoform-specific functions of phosphorylated progesterone receptors (PRs) as pathway drivers in the development of luminal breast cancer, according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Carol A. Lange, PhD, of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, point out that luminal, or estrogen receptor...
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Advocacy in Action: Telehealth, Hormone Assay, Standardization, and More

capitolhill Here is a quick run down of major issues being discussed by policymakers from an endocrine perspective and the Society’s current advocacy work. Let us know if you would like additional information or have any questions. What’s Happening in Washington The “Skinny” on the President’s Proposed Budget –On March 11, the White House unveiled a summary of...
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Lab Notes Q&A: Mark Nixon, PhD

Nixon Profile Pic At the University of Edinburgh, Mark Nixon, PhD, recently became a principal investigator as he seeks to unlock the mysteries of developing cardiovascular disease and its link to obesity and type 2 diabetes. He reminisces about his first experiments as a child as well as why he’s staying in academia. Mark Nixon, PhD, recently entered...
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March 2019: Women in Endocrinology

Gender inequality persists in all sectors of society, including science and medicine disciplines. While female clinicians and researchers are increasing in number[1], they remain underrepresented in scholarly publications and academic positions[2]. Although nearly 50% of medical school graduates are women, they continue to hold fewer senior academic positions and tenured faculty posts than their male...
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Endocrine Society Commends Reinvigorated Effort to Regulate Chemicals in Personal Care Products

The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products. The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would set a rigorous safety standard...
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Endocrine Society Celebrates International Women’s Day with Special Thematic Issue

Women in Endocrinology Collection is part of a larger effort to advance underrepresented women in endocrinology The Endocrine Society is commemorating International Women’s day with its March 2019 Woman in Endocrinology Collection, a special online thematic issue of peer-reviewed journal articles. Women now make up nearly one-half of United States medical school graduates, up from...