Selection in each Thematic Issue is guided by online metrics, including Altmetric Attention Scores, Featured Article designations, and identification of leading authors and key topics. Each month, we publish a new Thematic Issue online and work to highlight and promote endocrine science in the press, through email, on social media and across other distribution channels.
Read our special collection of journal articles focused on women’s health research. Curation of the collection, based on articles published in 2018 and 2019, was guided by Altmetric Attention Scores and Featured Article designations.
Clinical studies included in the collection indicate that phthalate exposure may impact the maternal endocrine system during pregnancy. Others evaluate patterns of cardiometabolic health during the transition to menopause, and more.
Basic science studies demonstrate that SIRT1 impacts reproductive cycles in response to calorie restriction, use mouse models to investigate how maternal obesity and androgen exposure affect the microbiome of offspring, and investigate how maternal high-fat diets may cause placental dysfunction.
Additional studies provide insight into how gestational diabetes causes subfertility in female offspring, describe an in vitro human first-trimester gonadal model system, and explore the impact of circadian dysregulation on women with PCOS. Review articles examine the commonalities between inflammatory responses and ovulation, provide an overview of the current state of endometriosis research, and describe the role of uterine glands in fertility and pregnancy. A consensus statement on the appropriate use of testosterone therapy in women in also included in the collection.
Endocrinology combines fundamental scientific discovery and medical care that greatly influence human health. Publication of research is necessary to advance our understanding of endocrine science; however, women remain a minority as first and senior authors in endocrinology publications. This special thematic issue focuses on recent research performed and published by women in endocrinology and highlights the influence that their work has had on fellow scientists and clinicians today. We hope you enjoy this collection of papers celebrating female researchers and their achievements in endocrinology.