Category (Bio-)chemistry

Post 103: 60 Minutes Spotlight: Drugs affect sexes differently

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sex-matters-drugs-can-affect-sexes-differently/ Men and women respond differently to drugs, new research finds. This led to new drug dosages for the sleep medication Ambien for men and women. It’s the first, and currently only, drug to have different dosage regimens for men and women, but expect many more in the future. It appears women have been overdosing […]

How do they test the Olympic Athletes for Drugs? – This post has Video Links!

Yay! The Olympics are here!  I love how watching some of the games – hearing their stories and watching them push – really put me in a motivated, “go-get-them” mood – like the Nike ads say, “Just Do It.” The athletes have so much physical and mental strength to bring them to the top of […]