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Researchers Report on How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital report on this in Cell Metabolism. The team has already been able to halt this mechanism with...
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Teresa Woodruff Hopes to Take Endocrinology “Beyond Borders”

teresa in the lab The Endocrine Society’s oldest peer-reviewed journal will get a new editor-in-chief in January. Woodruff hopes to make Endocrinology a vital resource for all science “within and beyond the borders of endocrinology.” Endocrine Society past-president Teresa Woodruff, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, has had quite the past couple of months. First, she was named dean...
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Balancing Act: Fatty Acids and Our Food Supply

EN1017_cover2 As the diabetes and obesity epidemics continue to flourish, a closer look at our food supply is needed. A new study suggests that getting the right amounts of fatty acids – especially omega-6 and omega-3 – back into our diets is the first vital step.  Last year, the British Medical Journal online journal Open Heart...
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Two Members Elected to NAM

Endocrine Society members Christos Coutifaris, MD, PhD, and V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, FMedSci, FAACR, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Coutifaris and Jordan are two of the 70 regular members and 10 international members who were announced on October 16 at NAM’s annual meeting. Coutifaris is the Celso Ramon...
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Q&A: Alexander Kauffman, PhD

Kauffman picture1 While Alexander Kauffman, PhD, and his laboratory try to unlock the secrets of puberty, his lab provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to underprivileged interns, allowing them to unlock the secrets to their own scientific discoveries. Alexander Kauffman, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He...
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Endocrine Society Reacts to Health Insurance Policy Changes

Last week President Trump made a number of announcements related to health insurance policy. First, he signed an executive order that seeks to increase competition by facilitating access to association health plans, short-term limited duration insurance products, and health reimbursement arrangements. Nothing is changing immediately; rather, the president has directed several government agencies to draft...
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Endocrine Society Members Join Rally for Medical Research

On September 14, members of the Endocrine Society joined over 400 research advocates in Washington, D.C., to visit members of Congress and call for increased funding for biomedical research as part of the Rally for Medical Research. Endocrine Society members Heather Patisaul, PhD, Benson Tokunbo Akingbemi, PhD, DVM, T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD, MSC, and Lindsey...
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Moving Forward: Strategic Plan is Right on Track

Nieman, Lynnette - approved August 2015_jpg The Society always invites your questions, comments, and solutions for improvement. This year especially, we proactively sought input into our Fourth Strategic Plan (SP4). We surveyed our membership, held focus group meetings (targeting international members and past leaders), and interviewed “lapsed” members and outside stakeholders (e.g. insurers, deans, pharma). The resulting input fed into the...