Use of banned substances by athletes possible of being identified by new technique  As per the findings of a research that was published in the journal Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, a new technique (hydropyrolysis) can provide a long jump forward when it comes to identifying use of banned substances by athletes.

It is considered that this technique would provide improved insights to sporting drug officials for distinguishing between naturally-producing and synthetically-producing steroids.

This study is considered to provide invaluable insights to the involved researchers trying new ways to inhibit the use of steroids in sports.