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  • Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort

    07/31/2008 3:34:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 138+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/08 | Nicholas Wade
    Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? The answer may one day be yes — just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously. Researchers at the Salk Institute report they have found two drugs that do wonders for the athletic endurance of couch potato mice. One drug, known as Aicar, increased the mice’s endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment.
  • Drugs turn 'couch potato' mice into long-distance runners

    07/31/2008 9:30:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 482+ views
    Nature News ^ | 31 July 2008 | Erika Check Hayden
    Scientists concerned about use of the drugs in athletics. Just in time for the Olympics, scientists say they have discovered drugs that could cause the next athletic doping scandal. In a study published today in the journal Cell1, scientists say they have found the first targeted drugs that boost endurance. They are already working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to develop tests to expose would-be cheats who use the drugs. The ultimate test of murine endurance.Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies The scientists examined the effects of two compounds, called GW1516 and AICAR, on endurance in mice....