President of the Society for Endocrinology Professor Stephen O’Rahilly is leading the endocrine and metabolic rare disease theme of the National Institute for Health Research’s Rare Disease Translational Research Consortium.
The number of people living with rare endocrine diseases in the UK is estimated to run into hundreds of thousands, but fresh hope is on the horizon, thanks to new research. Continue reading “Rare Disease Day 2015”
Rare Disease Day is coming up on Saturday 28 February so we’ve decided to use this opportunity to highlight the work of our members on rare endocrine diseases. First up, Society for Endocrinology member Dr John Ayuk has given a short interview on his current work and career to date.
Dr John Ayuk is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Service Lead for Endocrinology at University Hospital Birmingham. His research and clinical interests include the pathogenesis and management of pituitary tumours, neuroendocrine tumours and multiple endocrine neoplasia type. Continue reading “Member profile: Dr John Ayuk”
As part of our charitable remit, the Society for Endocrinology has the pleasure of supporting and promoting the work of a number of patient support groups. This blog post is written by Ellie Magritte from the on-line resource dsdfamilies.org which supports families, children and young people living with a disorder/difference of sex development (DSD).
As the parent of a growing daughter who has a Y chromosome, I find myself both bemused and excited on a daily basis at how kids are able and ready to accept information which for so long seemed so scary and complex to me. Continue reading “Knowing me, knowing you”
by Professor Gareth Leng
A beautiful story, from a host of elegant work on voles, has popularised the idea that oxytocin released in the brain is a “love hormone”, instrumental in forming long term bonds between sexual partners. Understandably, a huge amount of interest has been aroused about whether oxytocin has similar effects in man. Continue reading “Oxytocin: love in the air, junk in the literature”
by Dr Kate Lines
Career Development Workshop (CDW) 2014
October saw a group of us head off to a remote (but beautiful) Gloucestershire country house for a three day “lock-in” to learn as much as we could about developing our careers. Continue reading “CDW – keeping my career on track”