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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Performance Enhancing Drugs

As long as there have been sports there have been athletes in search of an advantage and of all of the ways to get a leg up these days professionals often turn to performance-enhancing drugs. You hear about them in just about every sport. In the U.S. some of the best baseball players of all […]

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Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Antibiotics are one of humankind’s most amazing discoveries. Ever since that fateful day in 1928 when Scottish physician Alexander Fleming noticed a funny mold growing in one of his petri dishes, antibiotics have been kicking bacterial butt. That famous mold, of course, was producing penicillin, the founding antibiotic superstar, which has since extended the average […]

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How Accurate Are Drug Tests?

How Accurate Are Drug Tests?

Why does everyone get so hung up about having to take a drug test? If you’re not on vitamin B pills or sleep aides or ibuprofen or had a poppy seed muffin you have nothing to hide! What’s up science junkies, Julian here for DNews. If you’re applying for certain jobs or life insurance, you […]

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Battling Drug Subs with Boogie Boards

The way this project began is we went to the Navy and asked them what their research challenges were. The Navy had a need to protect our coastlines from drug subs. What is a drug sub? It’s a very small submarine, has a single twin Diesel engines, can go approximately 2,000 miles. They’re very, very […]

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IsoSiM: Isotopes for Science & Medicine

IsoSiM: Isotopes for Science & Medicine

Today it’s not enough anymore to be an expert in just your own field you have to develop professional skills that allow you to take on leadership roles to present yourself well in the world. What companies such as mine are looking for: students who are much more well-rounded who have experience and can come […]

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Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery

For Tony Lightfoot, just trying to enjoy a muffin and coffee is a major challenge. He’s had essential tremor disorder for more than ten years. Quality of life has really taken a nosedive. And eating, my wife often has to feed me with a spoon, especially the last bit on the plate. But that could […]

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The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

Which of these three people is doing something risky? Is it the one who takes their cholesterol medication with grapefruit juice? The one who takes Acetaminophen pain relievers for a sore ankle before going out for drinks? Or the one who’s on a blood-thinning medication and takes an aspirin for a headache? Actually, all of […]

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