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Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.

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Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics

By Jef Akst | January 19, 2012

The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.

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Punch Drunk

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.

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Don’t Dope, Athletes

By Jef Akst | September 14, 2011

New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.

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