British Society for Neuroendocrinology

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The British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) is an academic society that promotes research in neuroendocrinology - the interplay between the endocrine and nervous systems that control so many important body processes. [1] The ultimate aim of this research is to provide therapies for the many neuroendocrine diseases and disorders, and to advance methods to beneficially regulate normal neuroendocrine function in man and animals. The Society is based in the UK, but now has many members overseas.

The society was founded as the British Neuroendocrine Group in 1985 and changed its name to the British Society for Neuroendocrinology with effect from May 2001. The BSN is one of the founding members of the International Neuroendocrine Federation. It is a registered charity in the UK.

The BSN owns a major international academic journal, the Journal of Neuroendocrinology and organises regular scientific meetings and symposia. It is also a principal sponsor of the Practical Biology website [2] provides all teachers of biology with a wide range of experiments to illustrate concepts or processes, as starting points for practical investigation. The BSN also publishes a series of Neuroendocrinology Briefings intended as a resource to be freely used for teaching and public communication of neuroendocrinology.[3]