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Endocrine Society Applauds EU Green Deal Resolution

The Endocrine Society praised the European Parliament resolution in response to the European Union’s “Green Deal”— a plan to invest more than €1 trillion in environmental initiatives, including important provisions to protect people from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Launched on December 11, the Green Deal contains a commitment to produce a chemicals strategy for...
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AFTERMATH: What Happens Next After Thyroid Cancer Treatment?

EN_0120_US_cover The challenges of managing thyroid cancer patients include regulating their hormone replacement therapy and monitoring for recurrence. Here, we highlight an upcoming ENDO 2020 session that details the issues in treating patients post-thyroid cancer therapy. Thyroid cancer patients generally have an excellent prognosis but require careful management to optimize their care. Some strategies for optimizing...
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Endocrine Society Awards Baxter Prize to Daniel J. Drucker

Drucker headshot Researcher Daniel J. Drucker, MD, has been awarded the Endocrine Society’s John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship for his contributions to diabetes treatment, the Society announced today. Drucker’s research has contributed greatly to the understanding and treatment of diabetes over the last 25 years. He discovered new mechanisms of hormone action enabling the development of...
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ENDO 2020: San Francisco Treats

SanFranLoRez ENDO 2020 is heading west so Endocrine News is hoping to encourage you to attend the most important meeting of endocrinology scientists and clinicians from around the world by tempting you with a few highlights of this year’s host city: San Francisco. San Francisco is known for its cable cars, iconic bridge, and for being...
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Remembering Jean E. Rivier, PhD (1941 – 2019)

Jean Rivier Jean Rivier was a chemist both in training and spirit, but by isolating and characterizing many then-undiscovered peptide hormones, and providing the synthetic peptide tools critical to experimental biology to study them, he became a pioneer of our modern understanding of the biological roles of peptides in regulating nearly all physiologic systems ranging from endocrinology...
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Endocrine Society Advocates European Union Lawmakers About EDCs

On December 3-4, following the 2019 European Union (EU) elections and with the installment of the new European Commission, the Endocrine Society brought members from seven EU Member States to Brussels to meet with policy makers and urge them to take action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). A full day of meetings began with a briefing...
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Congress Takes Steps Towards Cosmetics Reform

Before Congress adjourned for the holidays, the House of Representatives was able to advance legislation that reflected some Endocrine Society priorities related to EDCs. On December 3, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act (HR 5279), which would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) additional authority to regulate harmful chemicals...
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Congress Strikes Deal for Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations

After months of bargaining and numerous stalemates, the House of Representatives and Senate reached agreement on Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations just before funding expired on December 20. The deal also provided a “Christmas Tree” legislative vehicle for various policy measures. The spending deal was divided into two packages of individual bills covering funding for every...