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"Biobeds for Environmental Protection from Pesticide Use A Review"
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Toward a drug-free Olympics: Analytical chemistry takes center stage
Chemical & Engineering News
In the most comprehensive drug-testing effort in sports history, Olympic officials are taking unprecedented steps to make sure this year's athletes compete without the use of performance enhancing drugs. But despite improvements in drug-testing techniques, catching athletes who cheat remains difficult, according to an article scheduled for the August 11 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
In a feature article in the magazine, C&EN Senior Correspondent Marc S. Reisch points out that Olympic officials will spend about $10 million testing athletes for performance enhancing drugs, including round-the clock monitoring of urine and blood samples. Many of these tests will focus on identifying human growth hormone (hGH) and erythropoietin (EPO), two products of recombinant DNA technology that athletes have used to boost muscle mass and increase endurance.
Although analytical instruments
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