September 5, 2003 |
A Northern California company specializing in nutritional supplements for high-end athletes, including Barry Bonds and Marion Jones, was raided Wednesday by two government agencies. Agents from the IRS Criminal Investigations Unit and San Mateo County Narcotic Task Force raided Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) in Burlingame at about 12:30 p.m. Computer technicians were seen entering the building and removing boxes of unidentified items, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal.
November 7, 2003 |
On the same day that Tim Montgomery, the world's fastest man, testified before a federal grand jury in San Francisco in the widening inquiry into drug use in sports, a source revealed Thursday that the backup urine sample of Dwain Chambers, Europe's fastest man, also tested positive for the steroid THG. It was the first case confirming evidence of the newly discovered designer drug.
December 20, 2004 |
It would be hard to imagine improving on the intelligence of computer engineer Bjoern Stenger, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. Yet for several hours, a pill seemed to make him even brainier. Participating in a research project, Stenger downed a green gelatin cap containing a drug called modafinil. Within an hour, his attention sharpened. So did his memory. He aced a series of mental-agility tests. If his brainpower would normally rate a 10, the drug raised it to 15, he said.
June 11, 2007 |
By the time Brenda Oathout had finished chemotherapy for her breast cancer, the Caledonia, N.Y., woman noticed a distinct change in her ability to think. "Everything was a struggle. I couldn't remember things," she said. "Forgetfulness is not a strong enough word. My thought process was clouded. The more you struggle to think and remember, the more fatigued you become. By 3 o'clock, I was exhausted, overwhelmed with life."