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2016 Summer Olympics | Newswise Special Edition

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Sports Medicine

Detecting a New Doping Trend Among Olympic Athletes

Olympics officials already contending with the illegal use of steroids among athletes are now being proactive about a potential new trend in performance enhancement: gene doping. Although tests for this type of cheating won't be performed until after...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)

The Medical Minute: The Dangerous Allure of Performance Enhancing Drugs

The list of substances that can mean the difference between winning and not winning is long, and includes everything from testosterone and anabolic steroids to red-cell boosters. But their effect on the body can be detrimental -- and even deadly....

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

UHealth Trauma Surgeon Leads Rio’s Emergency Health Services During the Games

The numbers are staggering – 36 competition and 20 training venues, six hotels, five media villages, one hospital, 306 events, 10,903 athletes, 3,200 referees and assistants, 45,000 volunteers, 25,100 accredited media, 7,000 National Olympic Commit...

– University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Some Olympic Doping Drugs May Have Legitimate Medical Uses

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C., explains why the World Anti-Doping Agency regulates certain substances, how that’s changing and how some of these...

Expert Available

– University of Michigan Health System

Olympic Gold: Sports Nutrition Advice to Achieve Your Personal Best @Sbpdiscovery

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Doping and the Olympics: The Psychology of Cheating in Sports, Expert

– Tufts University

Doping and the Olympics: A Breakdown of Meldonium – the Banned Substance Often Found in Barred Athletes (Including Russians Banned From the Rio Olympics), Long-Time Pharmacology Research Expert

– Tufts University

Physical Therapist: No Solid Research on Cupping’s Effect

– University of Michigan Health System

Need Health Experts for #Rio2016 Stories? @HopkinsMedNews Has You Covered.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

@GUMedCenter Medical Experts Available During #OlympicGames

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sports Medicine Expert Available to Discuss Olympics Injuries

– Loyola University Health System

Olympic Marketing and Econ

Olympics and International Diplomacy: The Power of Sports on Diplomacy, Diplomatic Expert

– Tufts University

Sports Management Researcher, Former Olympics Committee Employee, Available to Comment on Rio Games.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

IU Olympics Expert: Social Media and Video-on-Demand Present Challenges for Television Coverage

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Olympics Could Provide Athletes with Platform to Address Social Issues

– Indiana University

IU Olympic Expert: The Challenge of Leveraging an Olympic Sponsorship Investment

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Olympics a Chance to Showcase Innovation, Entrepreneurship

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Other Pursuits of 'Gold' During the Rio Olympics

– Indiana University

Rio Safety

Risk of Fans Catching Dengue Fever During Olympics 'Very Low'

The risk of sports fans catching dengue fever during the Rio Olympics is very low, according to a new study involving mathematicians at the University of Strathclyde....

– University of Strathclyde

BMC Infectious Diseases

New Map Details Threat of Zika Across Europe, US

With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent....

– University of Kansas

Mem├│rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Tips on Avoiding Illness at Major Events (Like the Olympics) and Projections for a Zika Vaccine

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Zika isn’t the only health concern now that the games have begun in Rio. Massive crowds from around the globe will be at the Olympics, and that means a world-class array of germs will mix with them. Mayo Clinic infectious disea...

– Mayo Clinic

Media: Wayne McCormack of @sjquinney & @uutah a Source on Planning for Security @ #rio2016 #Olympics

McCormack worked on planning for security issues on a committee for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also a legal scholar who has done work on global justice and terrorism issues....

– University of Utah

We've Just Skimmed the Surface of Rio's Dirty Water Hazard. Environmental Scientist Sean Anderson, PhD Available to Comment 805-437-8424

– California State University, Channel Islands

IU Olympics Expert: Brazil Has a Positive Story to Tell the World

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Olympics May Leave a Black Eye for Brazil

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Like Zika, the Chikungunya Virus Is an Important Public Health Concern in Rio

– Indiana University

IU Olympic Expert: Olympics' Large Audience Will Provide Unique Venue for Discussing Public Health Concerns, Including Zika

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Competitors' Concerns About Water Safety Are Genuine

– Indiana University

Olympic Science and Tech

Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues...

– Indiana University

UT Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians

Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump and throw faster and farther than the average person?...

Expert Available

– University of Tennessee

Age Is Just a Number! 43 Year Old Wins Third Olympic Gold Medal. Experts Discuss Impact of Aging on Performance

– Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Sports Experts Available For Olympic Games Rio 2016

– Texas A&M University

@UDelaware Professors Dissect the Science of the Summer Games #Olympics

– University of Delaware

Sports Management Expert Gives Insight on Rio Olympics

– DePaul University

Sacramento State Professor Back for His Third Olympics, Can Offer Expertise on Biomechanics of Baseball and Tennis

– California State University, Sacramento

University of Saskatchewan Experts Available to Comment on Rio Summer Olympics

– University of Saskatchewan

IU Olympics Expert: ´╗┐Statistical Modeling Predicts How Athletes Will Do in the Pool

– Indiana University

IU Olympics Expert: Getting to the Olympics Involves More Than a Lot of Training

– Indiana University





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