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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007


ACS NEWS SERVICE Feb. 28, 2007
Weekly PressPac - ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, March 5, 2007)


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Contact: Michael Woods
202-872-4400
m_woods@acs.org

In This Edition:

  • The first urine test to detect insulin doping in athletes
  • Vegetable soup chemical reactions
  • Elevated arsenic levels reported in rice grown in South Central States
  • Red pepper: Hot stuff for fighting fat?
  • The Chemistry of the Holy Land

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ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The first urine test to detect insulin doping in athletes
Analytical Chemistry

Scientists in Germany are reporting development of a urine test that finally can identify athletes who misuse certain kinds of insulin in an illicit attempt to enhance performance.

Mario Thevis and colleagues say that amateur and elite athletes reportedly have used long-acting, as well as rapid-acting, forms of insulin to gain an edge although insulin dopings actual ability to enhance performance remains uncertain.

Their article, scheduled for the April 1 edition of AC
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Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
5-Mar-2007


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