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Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful
Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful
Olivia Ballew, a graduate student at Indiana University, is currently writing her dissertation while preparing to compete in the upcoming Olympic marathon trials.
Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful
Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful

Olivia Ballew, a graduate student at Indiana University, is currently writing her dissertation while preparing to compete in the upcoming Olympic marathon trials.

Olivia Ballew, a graduate student at Indiana University, is currently writing her dissertation while preparing to compete in the upcoming Olympic marathon trials.

Olympics
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
Man Meets Machine
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Alena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.
CDC: Olympics May Boost Zika Importation Risk for Four African Countries
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016 | 2 min read
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.
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 5, 2016 | 2 min read
Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016 | 2 min read
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
WHO: Rio Olympics Pose “Very Low Risk” of Spreading Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016 | 1 min read
World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.
New Role for Anti-Doping Facility
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 2, 2012 | 1 min read
Once the 2012 Olympics are over, the newly established drug testing lab will be turned into the world’s leading center for metabolic phenotyping.
Anti-Doping Research Gets Creative
Sabrina Richards | Jul 27, 2012 | 1 min read
Elite runners maintain fantastic levels of fitness, with low body fat percentages and high maximal aerobic capacity.
Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 27, 2012 | 1 min read
Restrictions on motor vehicles before the 2008 Games improved the city’s air quality, suggesting similar sustained measures could greatly reduce global emissions.
The Mechanical Body
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 26, 2012 | 1 min read
“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
Anti-Doping Research Gets Creative
Sabrina Richards | Jul 26, 2012 | 4 min read
Scientists work hard to keep up with ever-evolving performance enhancement techniques that go undetected by existing tests.
An Olympic Book Review
Bob Grant | Jul 26, 2012 | 2 min read
The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics takes a timely look at research on athletics.
Testing Endurance
Hayley Dunning | Jul 26, 2012 | 2 min read
Researchers follow 44 ultramarathon runners in a race across Europe to track the body's response to extreme physical challenge.
Frankenlympics?
Bob Grant | Jul 26, 2012 | 2 min read
Allowing athletes to enhance their performance by using genetic engineering to manipulate their DNA may become a reality of future Olympic Games.
Wired to Run—and Think
Hayley Dunning | Jul 26, 2012 | 3 min read
Evolving the ability to run may also have made our ancestors smarter, suggesting that exercise can be healthy for the brain as well as the body.
Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2012 | 1 min read
The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.
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