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Visionary biochemist to receive top WSU alumni award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Biochemist James A. Wells, a pioneering engineer of proteins, antibodies and small molecules that target cell sites to thwart disease and enhance drug therapies, will receive the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Forum examineseducation, legal issues

Some athletes turn to steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) to get a competitive edge. Some baby boomers do the same, trying to look younger in order to boost their careers and social lives.

“The issue of performance-enhancing drugs goes far beyond sports,” says Jennifer Beller, a WSU associate professor who serves as a consultant to the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the Clean Sport Alliance.

“The boomers are trying to get an advantage in life. They hear Sylvester Stallone and Suzanne Somers call HGH the fountain of youth.”

Beller will discuss the personal and social impacts of drug use at a WSU College of … » More …