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Endocrine Society Raises Concerns about EPA’s New Animal Testing Directive

On September 10, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a directive to aggressively prioritize reductions in animal testing towards a 30% decrease in such tests by 2025, and complete elimination of requests by the EPA for animal studies by 2035. In a companion memo by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the EPA also announced...
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Weighty Issues: The Latest in Obesity Science

Endocrine News focuses on some of the latest obesity-related endocrine research presented at ENDO 2019. From the use of a CPAP machine and the impact of excess weight on migraine headaches to the causal effects of eating late in the day and weight gain, it’s clear that obesity is a risk factor for a variety...
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I Am Endocrinology: Dogs, Cats, and the Pituitary

ROB FOWKES (ENDO Council elections) I wasn’t really very aware of my own … hormones, that is. But by the time I was studying human biology at Oxford Brookes University, I knew that hormones were what I found most interesting, probably because of a combination of having a gun-toting cell physiology professor and a Chilean pharmacologist with a wonderful voice who...
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Limiting Mealtimes May Increase Exercise Motivation

Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study suggests that a surge in levels of appetite-promoting hormone, ghrelin, after a period of fasting prompted mice to initiate voluntary exercise. These novel findings...
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Remembering C. Wayne Bardin, MD, 1934 -2019

C. Wayne Bardin photo C. Wayne Bardin was a giant in the field of endocrinology who contributed substantially to our knowledge of reproductive physiology, the development of unique methods of contraception and the clinical care of patients with disorders of reproduction. His legacy includes not only his research contributions but also his leadership and service to the endocrine community....
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A New Normal: The Quest for Age-Related Reference Ranges for Children

A lack of accurate reference standards can often prove challenging when it comes to treating pediatric patients. A coalition is seeking a federal effort to establish better pediatric reference intervals for medical tests could make treating these patients less problematic.    “Children are not small adults” is an admonition to remind clinicians that they should...
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Christopher S. Kovacs & Cheri L. Deal Co-editors of New Maternal Endocrinology Textbook

Endocrine Society members Cheri L. Deal, MD, and Christopher S. Kovacs, MD, are the co-editors of a new textbook devoted to normal and abnormal endocrinology of pregnant and lactating women as well as the fetus and infant. Titled Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management, the 1,138-page paperback volume was published by Elsevier...