Latest Don Catlin Stories

2012-09-14 15:16:54

Over the last 10 years, the GH-2004 team, which is based the University of Southampton, has been developing a test for Growth Hormone misuse in sport with funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and US Anti-Doping Agency and with support from UK Anti-Doping. The test, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton, King's College London and University of Kent at Canterbury, is based on the measurement of two proteins in the blood, insulin-like growth factor-I and the...

2010-10-21 08:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Catlin Consortium, a leading group of research organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of over-the-counter products and clean competing environments for athletes, is stepping up its efforts to address the possible presence of potentially harmful hidden active ingredients in dietary supplements and help alleviate the associated risks to consumers and athletes. While more than half the population of the United States consumes...

2008-12-29 06:20:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit research organization, created a new website, http://sports.procon.org, to explore the question "Should performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids) be accepted in sports?" The online project contains nearly 30 questions about drugs in sports with over 250 sourced responses from more than 200 sports experts. Those experts include professional athletes (from Lance Armstrong to Gene Upshaw),...

2008-12-08 10:06:00

Participation in Anti-Doping Science Institute's New Program Continues to Demonstrate Garmin-Slipstream's Dedication to Anti-Doping and Ethical Sporting BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Slipstream Sports LLC and its chief venture, the Garmin-Slipstream Professional Cycling Team, isn't just sporting a new name in 2009, when it will officially be called Garmin-Slipstream. The top U.S. team today announced that it will participate in a new program run by the Anti-Doping Sciences Institute...

2008-09-24 12:00:37

Today, Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, cycling champion and founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), announced the creation of the LIVESTRONG(TM) Global Cancer Awareness Campaign focused on supporting the 25 million people living with cancer worldwide, dispelling the misconceptions surrounding the disease and urging world leaders to make cancer a greater priority. "I'm returning to cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden," said Mr. Armstrong....

2005-07-16 16:51:56

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The scientist whose laboratory helped unravel the BALCO doping scandal that brought global attention to the use of drugs in sport fears there may be more scandals. "I've wondered if I'm going to wake up in another five years and have another BALCO," said Dr Don Catlin, whose UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory identified the scandal's centerpiece designer steroid, THG. "I don't want to," Catlin told Reuters in a telephone interview from...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'