Doping at the Tokyo Olympics just got tougher to hide with a new detection method.

Researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology have made life much harder for drug cheats who think they can “outsmart” and get away with using steroid hormones because they closely mimic the appearance of the body’s natural steroid hormones.

The problem is that it can be very hard to tell the difference between endogenous steroids (those that are created naturally within the athlete’s body) compared to exogenous steroids (steroids that an athlete takes from an outside source such as an injection) when analyzing a urine sample. 

Fortunately, a new method for detecting doping compounds in urine samples has been developed ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and will help regulatory and enforcement agencies detect existing banned substances as well as helping to find newly created illicit steroids.

You can read more about this breakthrough research at

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