Adrenaline mimics - it's been a rush! 


The Dean of Education, Health and Science at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Professor Graham Pegg, will present the university’s third free public lecture of the May 2008 series on Tuesday, May 20.

Professor Pegg will present, Adrenaline mimics – it’s been a rush!

In this public seminar, Professor Pegg will discuss his long-standing research interests in heart and asthma drugs which mimic the natural hormone adrenaline.

He will describe how his group discovered that some of these drugs also have significant anabolic effects and the implications of this for drugs in sport, livestock production, and for possible new classes of anti-obesity and heart drugs.

Professor Pegg promises insights into the unusual aspects of adrenaline mimics and illicit drug classes, and will discuss his interest in methamphetamine profiling and the forensic chemistry of related street drugs.

Entry to all lectures in the CDU series is free. The lecture will start at 6pm at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Light refreshments will be served afterwards, concluding at 8pm.

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