Navigation Links
American Chemical Society's Weekly PessPac -- Feb. 18, 2009
Date:2/23/2009

>

CONTACT:
Jianping Wu, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
University of Albert
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P5, Canada
Phone: 780-492-6885
Fax: 780-492-4346
Email: jianping.wu@ualberta.ca


ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New test to identify illegal steroids in cattle
Analytical Chemistry

In an effort to curb the illegal use of steroids in the European beef industry, scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting the development of a new test that can identify steroids with higher accuracy, more convenience, and less cost than conventional doping tests. Their report is in the current issue of Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.

In the new study, Rodat Cunningham and colleagues note that the European Union banned use of growth-promoting agents in cattle. However, widespread abuse of steroids continues and remains difficult to detect, they say. The standard methods for detecting steroid abuse mass spectrometry and gas chromatography involve directly measuring these substances in cattle. But the tests are expensive and can't detect some of the newer steroid hormones.

The scientists describe a new test that measures steroids indirectly based on chemical changes associated with growth and muscle development in steroid-treated cattle. Using a commercial blood analyzer commonly found in hospitals, the researchers measured 20 chemical markers, including proteins and cholesterol, in cattle treated with and without commonly used steroids over a 42-day study period. The new test detected the steroids with accuracy between 91 and 96 percent. The study opens the door to on-site steroid testing with portable instrumentation, the researchers say. - MTS

ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Feasibility of a Clinical Chemical Analysis Approach To Predict Misuse of
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-6293
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society's Weekly PessPac -- Feb. 18, 2009
(Date:9/2/2014)... Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a ... for Staphylococcus aureus , a pathogenic bacterium that ... year. , Brian Geisbrecht, professor of biochemistry and molecular ... S. aureus , which is the cause of ... scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... -- Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, ... more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis ... people are less likely to perceive it as addictive ... Massachusetts General Hospital,s Center for Addiction Medicine, said in ... cannabis use can have significant consequences, and we know ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Mass. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Healthcare ... latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the ... Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ... with other evidence and guidelines in the content available ... , NCCN, a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... that the key to more youthful immune function might ... published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology ... of old mice had different responses to Mycobacterium ... changes were reversed by ibuprofen. , "Inflammation in old ... Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Nanomedicine is essentially ... diagnosing, treating and/or prevention of diseases and infections. ... cardiovascular, neurological, and oncology diseases. , Nanomedicine ... to various nanoparticles, their medical usages, and their ... considerable scope for research in this domain, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Biochemists find new treatment options for staph infections, inflammatory diseases 2Health News:'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 3Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 4Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 3
... we interviewed a doctor - Dr.Makani Hemadri, who has seen ... facing the doctor community at large objectively. Many doctors ... Apparently almost 25,000 doctors of Indian orgin serve the National ... countries as distant and remote as Fiji, Belize and Zambia ...
... have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from ... ,Healthcare in India is presently the cynosure of ... medical brains, is also recording excellence in healthcare services. ... India is on the road to being an important healthcare ...
... painful rashes. Prescription medications including steroid creams that ... ,When over five million Americans suffer from that ... frenzied response, especially when backed by some kind of ... even though experts are skeptical. ,"We can ...
... by University of Leeds researchers suggests that proteins that ... against Alzheimer's. ,In laboratory tests, the ... the brain prevented the accumulation of beta amyloid, the ... leader Professor Nigel Hooper says that the findings, published ...
... anthropologists have embarked on a project to save Tibetan folk ... Gerald Roche, the volunteer-run Tibetan Endangered Music Project (TEMP) aims ... return them back to the community. ,"The goal ... to our communities. We want to record as many songs ...
... a growing segment of the population but vote less ... favor Democrats over Republicans, said a study published Friday. ... older now account for 45.2 percent of the US ... Vote said in its study titled "Unmarried America 2007: ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 2Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 3Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 4Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 5Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 6Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 7Health News:Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS 8Health News:Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day! 2Health News:Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day! 3Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 2Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 3Health News:Proteins Behind Mad Cow Disease may Protect Against Alzheimer's 2Health News:Digital Music Project Aims to Save Tibetan Folk Songs from Extinction 2Health News:Single Americans Vote Less, but Lean Towards Democrats: Study 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... , is now offering a special promotion for Invisalign. ... instead of brackets and wires. It is often the ... who prefer the convenience and aesthetics of it. For ... $3,900, which is a significant savings from the usual ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 2, 2014 , ... 2014 provide insight into treatment and outcomes of ... practice --   Data from nearly ... in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF), an innovative, independent ... strategies for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remain sub-optimal ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ortho Development® ... Alpine™ Hip Stem, the latest addition to its ... Stem is intended for use in total hip ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140830/141676 Alpine was ... stem philosophy. ODEV,s engineers worked closely with a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Santa Clara Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is Now Offering a Special on Invisalign 2Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 2Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 3Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 4Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 5Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 6Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 7Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 8Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke 9Ortho Development Receives FDA Clearance for Alpine Hip Stem 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: