EDMaRC research shows that transient thelarche is a frequent phenomenon in girls.
4th July 2016
Call to action from EDMaRC researchers on endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
28th June 2016
Researchers from EDMaRC at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen are the first to describe a possible epigenetic link between the environment and pubertal timing. To a large extent, pubertal timing is heritable, but the underlying genetic causes are still unexplained. Researchers have now studied how chemical modifications of the human genome (so-called epigenetic modifications) change when girls and boys enter puberty. The results indicate that such epigenetic changes are involved in defining the onset of puberty.
Read the publication in Scientific Reports here
For further information about this study contact:
Senior Researcher Kristian Almstrup
Phone: +45 3545 6639
12th February 2016
Research is a precondition for better patient treatment. In rare cases, research also results in a paradigm shift in understanding diseases and the cellular mechanisms behind them. Such a paradigm shift has been on its way for testicular cancer ever since Niels Skakkebæk from the Department of Growth and Reproduction and EDMaRC in 1972 published the first examples of the early stages of testicular cancer (carcinoma in situ) in two patients at Rigshospitalet in the internationally acclaimed journal, The Lancet.
1st January 2016
EDMaRC's Head of Research, Anna Maria Andersson joins Endocrine Connections Senior Editorial Board
The disciplines of reproductive biology and fertility are strongly associated with endocrinology. Consequently, this is an important area of focus for Endocrine Connections. With its open-access nature and broad scope, the journal is a great option for keeping up-to-date with new research in these fields.
To support authors in this area, Endocrine Connections has recently recruited Anna-Maria Andersson to its Senior Editorial Board.
The birth rate is declining in all industrialized countries, and socioeconomic factors and women's age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also significant, as concluded in a new scientific review article. The article was recently published in the prestigious American journal Physiological Reviews.
13th November 2015
Men experiencing stress have significantly impaired semen quality. This has been demonstrated in a major new study by scientists at the Department of Growth and Reproduction and EDMaRC at Rigshospitalet. The study is the largest of its kind and it included 1,215 young Danish men.