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Mouse Study Finds BPA Exposure Has Transgenerational Effects on Gene Linked to Autism

Social recognition test used for first time in mice shows behavioral deficit Transgenerational bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in Endocrinology. Animal studies have linked BPA to anxiety, aggression, and poor learning and social interactions. Studies of human populations report associations between BPA and neurobehavioral issues like...
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V. Craig Jordan Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Jordan, V. Craig On June 7, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed V. Craig Jordan, OBE, as Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) for services to women’s health. The award recognizes Jordan’s discovery of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) as the first multifunctional medicines for women...
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Advocacy in Action: Women’s Health, Fetal Tissue Research, 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 & What We Are Working On Congress returned from a week-long district work period and...
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Society Advocates for Important Diabetes Research Programs, Access, and Affordability

The Endocrine Society is a leading advocate on several issues that would increase access to diabetes coverage and funding for important research. See below for recent highlights of our activities concerning the reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program, insulin affordability, and diabetes testing supplies. Special Diabetes Program – Ensuring continuation of the Special Diabetes Program...
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Q&A: Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, Discusses Society Guideline on Treating Older Patients with Diabetes

LeRoith.Derek Endocrine News talks with Derek LeRoith MD, PhD, chair of the guideline writing committee that created the latest Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline on Treatment of Diabetes in Older Adults. Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications, according to the latest clinical practice guideline released by the...
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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor May Prevent Defective Uterine Artery Remodeling

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) delivery selectively to the placental basal plate (PBM) may prevent maternal and neonatal impairments caused by defective uterine artery remodeling (UAR), according to a primate study recently accepted for publication in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Eugene Albrecht, PhD, a professor of medicine in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive...
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Updated: ENDO 2019: An ENDO Gumbo in New Orleans

EN_0519_US_FINALCOVER150 [Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include the great work of Knock Out Rounds third place winner Loize Marechal, MSc, a PhD student at the University of Montreal, who presented her study on how a sub-optimal womb environment can affect metabolic health.] Scientists and clinicians descended upon the Crescent City in anticipation of being...