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Isotope Fingerprints in Sports Doping

The use of performance-enhancing anabolic substances has been banned since the 1970s in competitive sports. However, substances, especially steroids, are still frequently detected and misused in sport...

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Synthetic Urine, A Clean Catch?

With the opioid crisis raging and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in nine US states and the District of Colombia, the concerns about clean drug tests are on the rise. While urine remains the...

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Achieving Accreditation in Clinical Labs

Clinical laboratories are required to comply with stringent regulations, which were introduced to ensure clinicians can obtain quality results on which to base diagnosis and treatment decisions. Howev...

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Drug-Testing in the NFL: Efficacy or Hypocrisy?

In late 2014, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) approved sweeping changes to the NFL's drug policy. In addition to testing for human growth hormone (HGH) for the first time in l...

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Should Politicians Be Drug Tested?

On April 15, 1997, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a Georgia law that required all politicians to be drug tested before being allowed on the ballot, ruling the law unconstitutional ...

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How to Stay Young

I was inspired to write the article following a couple of programmes with the same title recently on the BBC. I was alerted to watching them as the first programme contained my PhD supervisor Professo...

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Why Do Some Drug Trials Kill?

The Modern Pharmaceutical Machine Modern pharmaceuticals have a huge impact on the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers by slowing or preventing disease, alleviating symptoms, and in...

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Guiding the Sweet Revolution in Glycomics

There’s been a lot of interest recently in the study of glycans and glycoforms, such as proteins and peptides that have glycans attached to them. The analysis of glycans (also known as carbohydrates, ...

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