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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Even a low dose of testosterone can give athletes a big performance boost - and in a fraction of the time thought necessary, a study initiated by New Scientist has found. The received wisdom is that testosterone must be injected weekly for at least 10 weeks, yet the latest research showed that the biggest increase in performance came after just three weeks. This suggests it might be easier than thought for cheating athletes to dodge drug tests and will reinforce calls for drug-testing regimes to be radically stepped up...MORE

Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears
It appears that nearly all the rise in sea level since Roman times has happened in the past 100 years
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 12-Aug-2004
Future heat waves: More severe, more frequent and longer lasting
Heat waves in Chicago, Paris, and elsewhere in North America and Europe will become more intense, more frequent and longer lasting in the 21st century, according to a new modeling study by two scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. In the United States, heat waves will become most severe in the West and South. The findings appear in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.

Public Release: 12-Aug-2004
Longevity protein may slow many neurodegenerative disorders
A protein linked to increased lifespan in yeast and worms also can delay the degeneration of ailing nerve cell branches, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University

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