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KIM JONAS | A word from the Editor

Welcome to the summer issue of The Endocrinologist! Our theme is ‘What’s new?’, as we bring together emerging developments in the worlds of endocrinology and wider discovery bioscience.

As technology evolves, so does its implementation for patient care. This is exemplified by the recent advancements in management of type 1 diabetes, as described in this issue. In keeping with our theme, this issue also outlines progress in obesity management and thyroid disease, with a concise summary of recent updates to the NICE guideline for the management of thyroid disease.

Elsewhere in this issue, you can learn about the emerging role of specialist pharmacists in endocrinology, with three case studies on the application and utility of these posts. The first of our updates on neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) is a tour de force on functional pituitary adenoma imaging. The second brings us up to date on the utility of single cell RNA sequencing to understand specific NET signatures for therapeutic design/targeting, and the role of laboratory models for novel drug design. Two articles by members of The Endocrinologist’s Editorial Board provide a timely update on how COVID-19 infection affects endocrine organs, and debunk ‘exerkines’, the new secretory factors on the block.

I very much enjoyed the opportunity to interview the Society for Endocrinology 2022 Starling Medal recipient, Cynthia Andoniadou. We discussed her programmes of research in endocrine stem cells, and she gave a low down on the pros and cons of the multi-omics approaches they have used to explore how intercellular signals modulate cell fate and function. We complete this issue with an obituary for Professor David Baird. He was an absolute pioneer in reproductive endocrinology, as his colleagues and friends recall.

I encourage you to submit your nominations for the Society for Endocrinology Medals 2023, and the Outstanding Clinical Practitioner and Teaching Achievement Awards, by 4 July. This is our opportunity to celebrate achievements in endocrine research, clinical practice and the education of our field’s future leaders.

As always, we hope you enjoy reading this issue; it has been fun to put it together. I wish you a productive yet restful summer, hopefully with some sunshine!

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