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Bioscientifica becomes a MemberWise recognised supplier

Bioscientifica has today announced that it has become a recognised supplier of MemberWise, a leading trade body representing more than 4,500 membership and association management professionals. 

Bioscientifica journals now on Sheridan PubFactory

The complete migration of all journals published by Bioscientifica to Sheridan PubFactory has been fully implemented.

2017 impact factors released

Bioscientifica's journals have received 2017 impact factors averaging 4 in the latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Announcing the launch of Vascular Biology

Bioscientifica is launching a new open-access journal dedicated to vascular biology.

Kate Sargent appointed joint-chair of ABPCO

From this summer onwards Bioscientifica’s Deputy Managing Director, Kate Sargent, will be taking over as joint-chair of The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).

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Routine vitamin B12 screening may prevent irreversible nerve damage in type-2 diabetes

Patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid irreversible nerve damage, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggest that earlier detection of vitamin B12 deficiency through routine screening of all metformin-treated, type-2 diabetes patients could reduce their risk of developing irreversible, painful and potentially disabling nerve damage.

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggest that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduces cognitive impairments caused by low blood sugar, which could help to improve the quality of life for diabetic patients. 

Good nutrition could protect children from cognitive difficulties caused by early-life stress

Good nutrition in early life may protect against stress-induced changes in brain development in young mice, according to data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggests that a nutrient-rich diet may have protective effects on brain development in young mice exposed to early-life stress, which reduces their risk of learning and memory issues in later life.

Skin inflammation may increase your risk of type-2 diabetes

Inflammatory skin disorders, such as psoriasis, may directly increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings indicate that improving skin health could be of major importance for the control of blood sugar and lowering diabetes risk.

 

Women more resilient to extreme physical activity than previously reported

Women that underwent extreme physical training and completed a transantarctic expedition did not show any more negative health effects than would be expected in men, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study is the first to suggest that women are not more susceptible to the negative effects of physical exertion and, that with appropriate training and preparation, can be as resilient as men in undertaking arduous physical activity.

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