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Brain changes in Alzheimer's disease are more likely to present as dementia in women than in men
Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center found that plaques and tangles in the brain, the changes seen in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), are more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men. (2005-07-22)
Invasive fly species continues to move northward
The local discovery of a species of fly not native to the Midwest could have significant implications on forensic investigations involving decomposing remains, according to a forensic biology researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. (2013-07-02)
Nov. 17 and 19 'clue' program lets public solve a mystery using forensic evidence
The Marian Koshland Science Museum and the National Museum of Health and Medicine will host a two-part event on Nov. (2005-11-08)
Dartmouth professor finds that iconic Oswald photo was not faked
Computer Scientist Hany Farid has new evidence regarding a photograph of accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. (2009-11-05)
NIST develops experimental validation tool for cell phone forensics
NIST researchers have developed a new technique aimed at improving the validation of a crime lab's cell phone forensics tools. (2009-12-01)
Forensic psychiatric patients and staff view the effects of mental illness differently
Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crime. (2015-12-15)
Forensic clock calls time on crime
DNA profiling is a valuable forensic tool for linking a crime suspect to a sample of blood, hair or saliva. (2004-11-24)
Nagoya forensic scientists recover human DNA from mosquitos
Nagoya University forensic scientists show that viable DNA samples can be taken from mosquito blood meal that has been digested for up to two days. (2017-07-10)
Study: Ancestral background can be determined by fingerprints
A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics -- a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological research. (2015-09-28)
UTHealth's Robert Hunter honored with 2 awards
Robert Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Chair in Molecular Pathology and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has received two prestigious awards. (2015-07-01)
UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies
UF anthropologists are using a forest near Gainesville as a natural laboratory and the bodies of pigs as substitute victims to see how the call of the wild and nature's forces can alter the remains of a human being. (1999-05-11)
The perpetrator in one-quarter of child sexual abuse cases is a stranger
Child sexual abuse is committed by strangers more than one-quarter of the time. (2012-10-22)
Flawed forensic science may be hampering identification of human remains
Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has cast doubt on a method used in forensic science to determine whether skeletal remains are of a person who has given birth. (2017-04-27)
DNA profiling is subject of two-day expert forum at Wright State
Nearly a dozen of the country's leading DNA experts will meet Friday and Saturday, Aug. (2003-08-25)
Doubtful post-mortem evidence may lead to miscarraiges of justice
The science of measuring drug levels in the blood after death is far from robust and based on flawed evidence- leading to likely miscarraiges of justice and conspiracy theories, say forensic scientists in this week's BMJ. (2004-09-16)
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. (2017-06-20)
Forensic research on modern child abuse can shed light on past cultures
Biological anthropologists look at skeletal remains of past cultures to gain insight into how earlier peoples lived, and forensic anthropologists work with modern-day law enforcement to decipher skeletal evidence and solve crimes. (2016-01-14)
Digging up clues: Research on buried blow flies to help crime scene investigators
When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how -- and whether -- blow flies survive when buried underground during their development. (2011-11-01)
New study will make criminals sweat
The inventor of forensic fingerprint technique says criminals who eat processed foods have (2008-09-15)
Health-based approach may help ID groups at risk of genocide
Researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a health-based approach to identifying groups at high risk of genocide, in a first-of-its-kind attempt to target international efforts to stop these mass killings before they start. (2011-09-19)
Polverini to receive IADR Oral Medicine and Pathology Award
Dr. Peter Polverini, Professor and Dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Ann Arbor), has been named the 2006 recipient of the Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award, conferred by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening here today for its 84th General Session. (2006-06-28)
Crime scene investigates: The case of the dead cow
Forensic fingerprinting of plant DNA is being investigated as a way to identify offending poisonous plants - a major cause of death in livestock in countries such as Ghana. (2006-04-06)
Celebrity corpses are taking center stage, says academic
The corpses of James Brown, Anna Nicole Smith and Saddam Hussein were voyeuristic spectacles for a public greedy for a last look at celebrity lives, according to an academic speaking at the death, dying nad disposal conference organized by the University of Bath today Friday, Sept. (2007-09-13)
The CSI effect: Viewing TV crime shows does not make better criminals
In an experimental study, the German researchers have been able to find no evidence of a correlation between watching forensic science TV shows and the ability to get away with committing a crime. (2018-01-05)
Viruses, too, are our fingerprint
A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. (2015-12-01)
Vultures dying at alarming rate
Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly. (2011-11-17)
Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. (2015-06-29)
Helping investigators gather crime evidence from PDAs
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently examined a number of software tools designed to acquire information from operating systems used in personal digital assistants (PDAs) in order to provide advice to forensic investigators who increasingly need to extract criminal evidence from these devices. (2004-10-01)
Forensic scientists use postmortem imaging-guided biopsy to determine natural causes of death
Researchers found that the combination of computed tomography, postmortem CT angiography and biopsy can serve as a minimally invasive option for determining natural causes of death such as cardiac arrest, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2010-10-21)
New ink sampling technique taking a bite of out time
Primetime crime drama meets reality in forensic research taking place at the Midwest Forensics Resource Center at Iowa State University. (2007-07-17)
Foot bones allow researchers to determine sex of skeletal remains
Law enforcement officials who are tasked with identifying a body based on partial skeletal remains have a new tool at their disposal. (2012-02-29)
Plant pathologists from around the world to discuss national agricultural security initiatives
Plans to protect the nation's crops from both intentional and non-intentional plant pathogen introductions and recent technological advances in plant health science will be the focus of the plenary session at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) in Charlotte, NC, August 9-13, 2003. (2003-07-30)
Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater
Simon Fraser University researcher Niki Macdonell says the eight rotting pig carcasses she'll pull from streams and lakes in local forests next month hold important clues to deaths that occur in freshwater. (1997-10-22)
Sam Houston State researchers study DNA from explosives
Researchers at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) hope to unmask manufacturers of homemade explosives using new advancements in DNA technology. (2017-05-16)
Forensic experts may be biased by the side that retains them
Forensic psychologists and psychiatrists are ethically bound to be impartial when performing evaluations or providing expert opinions in court. (2013-08-28)
Undergraduate research fires salvo in simmering scientific controversy
A Washington State University student's undergraduate research is challenging a widely held assumption on the best way to analyze old DNA in anthropological and forensic investigations. (2011-06-27)
Fingerprint analysis technique could be used to identify bombmakers
University of Leicester experts have held discussions with military personnel in Afghanistan following the discovery of new technology to identify fingerprints on metal. (2008-08-26)
Evidence says: December symposium showcases forensics at NIST
To spotlight how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) currently serves the forensics community, the agency is hosting Forensics@NIST 2014 on Dec. (2014-10-23)
Pam Henderson receives plant pathology journalism award
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) named Pam Henderson, crops and issues editor, Farm Journal Media, the recipient of the society's first Plant Pathology Journalism Award. (2006-08-21)
Protecting US crops from terrorist attack to be discussed at 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
A sound and safe agricultural system is critical to national security, but are US crops, a cornerstone of our nation's economy, vulnerable to attack? (2007-02-18)
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