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A Prosthetic Advantage?

By | September 1, 2017

Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.

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Man Meets Machine

By | September 1, 2017

Alena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.

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People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Zika Update

By | July 5, 2016

Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus

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Notable Science Quotes

By | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.

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New Role for Anti-Doping Facility

By | August 2, 2012

Once the 2012 Olympics are over, the newly established drug testing lab will be turned into the world’s leading center for metabolic phenotyping.

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Anti-Doping Research Gets Creative

By | July 27, 2012

Elite runners maintain fantastic levels of fitness, with low body fat percentages and high maximal aerobic capacity.

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Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air

By | July 27, 2012

Restrictions on motor vehicles before the 2008 Games improved the city’s air quality, suggesting similar sustained measures could greatly reduce global emissions.

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The Mechanical Body

By | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of

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