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Archive for March, 2008

Dexamethasone Banned Substance

Posted by David Bradley on March 21st, 2008

Dexamethasone structureRussian biathlete Tatiana Moiseeva tested positive for the banned drug dexamethasone (dex), according to a recent report from news agency Allsport. The news was followed up by CNN, which mentioned little of the drug’s activity.

Dexamethasone is a banned substance, more details here.

Gingko Biloba Controversy

Posted by David Bradley on March 4th, 2008

Gingkolide BThe structure of an active component of herbal remedy Gingko biloba is causing controversy among chemists apparently related to InChI strings and such matters.

What is the Gingko biloba controversy?