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Academics in Training to Beat Drug Cheats

A team of Gold Coasters may make history by ending the scourge of the Olympic Games and they want locals to help them.

A team of academics from Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine has been chosen from a nation-wide tender process to design a revolutionary method to uncover doping – a practice that has lured many athletes seeking that elusive edge.

The project team are looking for 30 healthy men aged 18-35 who are active in resistance or weight training to participate in a one-week trial in February. Participants will be required to attend follow-up sessions over a four week period.

The Bond University project has received financial backing from the Anti-Doping Research Program within the Commonwealth Department of Health to complete studies that examine how growth hormones affect gene expression.

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