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  • IRB fights to discourage drug cheats
    By on October 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rugby’s governing bodies are keen to discourage players tempted to bulk up their bodies by using prohibited substances.


  • New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection
    By on August 11, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    HardYakka writes “A team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory have designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection. The researchers tested their drug against 15 viruses, and found it was effective against all of them — including rhinoviruses that cause the common cold, H1N1 influenza, a stomach virus, a polio virus, dengue fever and several other types (more…)

  • Data Mining Competition To Improve Drug Safety
    By on January 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The OMOP Cup is a competition to find new methods for detecting drug side effects. There have been several cases over the last few years where drugs have had issues that haven’t been detected for years after they were released. The proliferation of electronic medical records and pharmacy claims provides a large and potentially powerful new data source for faster detection. The problem is that the techniques for doing this (more…)

  • World Anti-Doping Agency wants answers for Agassi drug case
    By on October 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency wants tennis authorities to shed light on Andre Agassi’s admission that he used a banned drug and escaped a suspension by blaming his positive test on a spiked drink.


  • A Looming Drug Crisis: The Dearth of New Antibiotics
    By on October 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Pharmaceutical companies need to invest more in developing new types ofantibiotics to counter the spread of lethal, drug-resistant