HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The 2nd WADA Symposium On Gene Doping

Gene doping is a real danger but anti-doping science is making progress

Gene therapy research has reached a critical phase. Already practised on humans as part of strictly controlled experiments, gene therapy promises to become a widely available form of treatment for injury and disease. However, advances in the science of gene therapy have a darker side: gene doping--the unscrupulous use of genetic modification to enhance athletic ability by athletes, sportspeople and coaches.

"We have seen an interest among individuals who contact gene researchers for the purpose of doping in sport," said Karolinska Institutet's Professor Arne Ljungqvist, Sweden's most well-known anti-doping expert and chairman of WADA's (World Anti-Doping Agency) Health, Medical and Research Committee. "This is a disturbing trend because not only is gene doping in sport wrong, it can also be extremely dangerous."

The current status of research in the field of gene-doping detection will be presented at an international symposium to be held at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden on 45 December 2005. Two press conferences will be held in connection with the symposium (see below), which will be attended by the world's leading gene researchers and some of the sporting world's most prominent personalities.

"Gene doping represents a serious threat to the integrity of sport and the health of athletes," said WADA chairman Richard W. Pound. "As the international organisation responsible for promoting, coordinating and monitoring the global fight against doping in sport in all its forms, WADA is devoting significant resources and attention to ways that will enable us to detect gene doping so that we can catch the cheaters, level the playing field and ensure the safety of athletes. The 2nd WADA Symposium on Gene Doping promises to help advance these efforts."

One of the most important messages of the symposium is that anti-doping scientists
'"/>

Contact: Sabina Bossi
sabina.bossi@ki.se
46-852-483-895
Karolinska Institutet
3-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center director speaker at AAAS Biosecurity Symposium
2. Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium features national healthcare leaders
3. Child Survival Symposium: Urgent action needed to reduce child mortality worldwide by 2015
4. Bone research in Space Symposium, June 2, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis
5. Mayo Clinic to host Inaugural National Symposium on Health Care Reform in May
6. Sweet chemistry: Symposium explores sugar alternatives, science of taste
7. Mayo Clinic to host inaugural National Symposium on Health Care Reform in May
8. Problems at World Anti-Doping Agency will drive innocent athletes out of sport

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a ... waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What ... is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural ... views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly anticipated ... for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire Mobile ... the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering of ... ... By ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 6, 2017   Provista, a proven leader ... billion in purchasing power, today announced a new resource ... The Newsroom is the online home for case ... expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: