8 06, 2017

The Chemistry of Doping

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How do chemists support clean sport and clean athletes? We are pleased to share this excellent overview of the role of chemistry in anti-doping collection and analysis techniques, featuring PCC funded researcher Dr. David Cowan, and PCC Fellow Dr. Liying Jiang, both [...]

28 09, 2016

What’s Next Wednesday: PCC Funded Anti-Doping Reference Materials for WADA-Accredited Labs

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Metrology, the science of measurement, is a critical component of nearly all competitive sports. Whether providing accurate measurements for a runner’s time or the distance of a quarterback’s pass, achievement in sport is driven by comparative metrics. The measurement of performance [...]

26 07, 2016

What’s Next Wednesday: Dr. Diamandis Investigates Link Between PSA & Doping

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

Dr. Diamandis (pictured left) has recently published research in Clinical Chemistry discussing the potential linkage between PSA and doping detection.   PCC funded research by Dr. E.P. Diamandis discussing the implications of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for anti-doping has [...]

16 03, 2016

U.S. Sports Leagues Move to Add Sharapova Drug to Banned List

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

REUTERS BY: BEN KLAYMAN 3/16/16   Several major U.S. sports leagues are pushing to add the drug that led to a positive test for Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova to their banned list, but in many cases they will need player [...]

15 03, 2016

UN Suspends Maria Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

THE GUARDIAN BY: LES ROOPANARINE 3/15/16   The UN has suspended Maria Sharapova as a goodwill ambassador following the Russian tennis star's admission that she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January. The UN Development [...]

13 03, 2016

Wave of Positive Tests for Meldonium Adds to Doping Crisis

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

NEW YORK TIMES BY: CHRISTOPHER CLEARY 3/13/16   Larry Bowers, the chief science officer for the United States Anti-Doping Agency, gave a presentation on Oct. 4, 2014, at the organization's Symposium on Anti-Doping Science. Dr. Bowers stood before a small, international [...]

9 03, 2016

Meldonium Ban Hits Russian Athletes Hard

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

NEW YORK TIMES BY: PATRICK REEVELL 3/9/16   The fallout from Maria Sharapova's failed drug test has ensnared her native Russia as it becomes clear that the banned substance found in her system is creating wider problems for Russian sports. Sharapova, [...]

9 03, 2016

Drug Used by Maria Sharapova Banned After Tip to USADA

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

USA TODAY BY: CHRISTINE BRENNAN 3/9/16   A tip from a confidential source to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in March 2014 that Eastern European athletes were using the drug meldonium as a performance enhancer triggered the doping scandal that now has [...]

8 03, 2016

The Quirky History of Meldonium, From a Latvian Lab to Maria Sharapova

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

WIRED ERIC NIILER 3/8/16   MY MOM TOOK erythropoietin—EPO. It helped her tired, anemic body pump out more red blood cells for years before it became the drug of choice for professional cyclists in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I [...]

7 03, 2016

Things to Know About Meldonium After Sharapova Fails Test

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

ASSOCIATED PRESS 3/7/16   Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open. The drug was only banned in January and there has been a string of failed tests by athletes in several [...]

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