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Age Not a Barrier to Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Shows

While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery...
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Protein Kinase Revealed to Regulate Body Weight and Energy Homeostasis

Researchers have identified a protein kinase that controls weight and homeostasis and when deficient or inactivated can lead to metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a mouse study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Eiichi Hinoi of the Laboratory of Pharmacology in the Department of Bioactive Molecules at Gifu Pharmaceutical...
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Early-Career Reviewers Are Key to the Success of Endocrinology

endo cover Last year, Endocrinology began soliciting nominations for early-career endocrinologists to review papers for the Endocrine Society’s (and endocrinology’s) premier journal, an effort spearheaded by Endocrinology’s editor-in-chief Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and supported by the journal’s associate editors. “Endocrinology is a field of many hormones, many organs,...
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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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EUREKA! The Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2018

For the fourth year running, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society publications to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2018. Progress, as they say, is slow, an axiom perhaps nowhere truer than in the field of medicine.  Achieving major breakthroughs can take decades of research and scientific effort. But when...