Olympics
A Prosthetic Advantage?
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
Man Meets Machine
Man Meets Machine
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
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
CDC: Olympics May Boost Zika Importation Risk for Four African Countries
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
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
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 5, 2016
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
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
WHO: Rio Olympics Pose “Very Low Risk” of Spreading Zika
WHO: Rio Olympics Pose “Very Low Risk” of Spreading Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.
New Role for Anti-Doping Facility
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 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.
Anti-Doping Research Gets Creative
Sabrina Richards | Jul 27, 2012
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
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
“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