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100 Years of Hormones. Feeling hungry?

02.02.2005


To commemorate 100 years since the term ’hormone’ was first coined, the Society for Endocrinology’s flagship journal will be publishing a series of special, free, reviews that recognise the past 100 years of hormones, and look to the future of the expanding science of endocrinology.



In February’s issue Professor Steve Bloom co-authors a fantastic review of the last ten years’ of research and current knowledge of the neural networks and hormonal regulation that control our eating habits. Why do some people eat to obesity and how might we prevent or treat this by controlling these regulation systems in the future?

The word ’hormone’ was first used by Ernest Starling during a lecture at the Royal College of Physicians, London, in June 1905. The term was born from a previous conversation during a dinner with fellow academics and is derived from the Greek verb to ’excite’ or ’arouse’.

Jane Shepley | alfa
Further information:
http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/cgi/content/abstract/184/2/291

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