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“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr

...units. But not everyone is over awed by this new forensic tool. Some seasoned scientists advice restraint and say the efficacy of this tool is over hyped and exaggerated. Some of them dismiss this, as down right “hog wash”- some of them are more civil. They say it could be a new beginning but also caution t...

DNA Directory Under Construction For Indian Criminals !

...tioned. Further more, with more than a dozen state forensic laboratories handling DNA fingerprinting cases and private laboratories too entering the field, the bill also provides for quality control and quality assurance. Development of such a database is expected to be highly useful and effective in the cri...

Forensic Phonetics – Scientific Solution for Legal Problem

...nd legal issues in such situations, the pursuit of forensic medicine has been a promising one. The origin of forensic medicine, the science that deals with determining causes, manner and circumstances of death dates ba...

Ketoacidosis Is The Main Cause On Mortality In Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes

...with an unclear diagnosis, hospital records and/or forensic autopsy reports were obtained. In the present study, the authors from the Department of Clinical Sciences, Paediatrics, Umea University, Sweden, and Tornblad Institute, Lund University, Sweden analyzed the causes of death where clearly diabetic keto...

DNA Identity Mix-Up In Bone Marrow Donors, And Miscarriages Of Justice Involved

... Detection Laboratory in Anchorage asserts that as forensic DNA databases grow and more people undergo bone marrow transplants, the risk of a miscarriage of justice increases. Until recently, bone marrow transplants involved destroying the patient's own bone marrow. In such cases their blood will contain the...

Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet

...them. And the implications could have tremendous forensic ramifications too. Police could perform similar searches to identify a criminal's surname, giving vital leads in a case....

Tainted doctor refused Saskatoon job

...ed after learning that Smith had misplaced crucial forensic evidence that could prove a Sault Ste. Marie man named William Mullins-Johnson had not murdered his 4-year-old niece. Mullins-Johnson was recently freed pending a review by Justice Minister Irwin Cotler after spending 12 1/2 years behind bars....

Retinal Hemorrhage: No More a Sure Sign of Child Abuse

... statement. May be it is time for pathologists and forensic experts to look more closely into other possibilities before a child abuse diagnosis is established. 'Many doctors have been taught to look for the hemorrhages when they suspect child abuse and often will diagnose child abuse without considering ot...

Ambien Plus Alcohol Has A Bad Influence on the Drivers

...The study was conducted by Laura J. Liddicoat, the forensic toxicology supervisor at a state-run lab in Wiscon...le. A survey was conducted by a committee from the forensic sciences group and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. Dr. Sarah Kerrigan, a forensic toxicologis...

Potentially Dangerous levels of Platinum Found in Women with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

...ert form, incapable of causing harm. Lykissa, a forensic toxicologist with the firm ExperTox said, "Implant manufacturers have said for years that their platinum is not harmful, and when the device is manufactured, they are correct. But in the body, we know that the implants degrade and the platinum can di...

Inventor of DNA fingerprinting Wins Accolades

...e clone of another sheep. ‘The new discipline of forensic molecular biology is therefore a direct outcome of Jeffreys' research, but his discoveries have also opened up other doors, for example the ability to determine whether someone is a carrier of certain pathogenic genes. Most recently, Jeffreys has con...

Wide Discrepancies in Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

Medical and forensic services for victims of sexual assault have been s...SARC is a model service established to address the forensic and therapeutic needs arising following sexual assault. The study was set up by Mary Pillai, a Con...

UIC Study Throws Light On Sexual Assaults

...eported, said Adam Negrusz, associate professor of forensic sciences in the UIC College of Pharmacy. Negrusz... Robert Gaensslen, professor and head of the UIC forensic science program, and Matthew Juhascik, who received his doctoral degree in biopharmaceutical science...

Take it if you can - Tough Times in Life Churn out Greenhorns

... notion of suggestibility falls far beyond that of forensic psychology. People may find they are more easily influenced by the media, by TV adverts and so may make life choices as a result that they otherwise would not e.g. they may choose not to vaccinate their children, " said Kim. Source :Eureka Alert...

'Date-Rape' Drugs Play Role In Sexual Assault Cases

...ctims//. Adam Negrusz, an associate professor of forensic sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy said: ‘Some may take it as unknowingly, or voluntarily (impairing their ability to make decisions), and in others it was given without their knowledge which may decrease their abil...

Doctor Faces Disbarment For Working In Multiple Hospitals

Dr Rajesh Dere, a forensic medicine lecturer faces disbarment from Medical Council of India (MCI) after it emerged that he was employed// in two hospitals at the same time, which is against the rules of the MCI. Apparently Dere was working at KJ Somaiya Medical College and hid...

'Humiliated' Dean Contemplates Leaving AIIMS

...al, while proceeding on leave last week, appointed forensic science department head T.D. Dogra as acting director even as Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss chose Deka for the job. Ramadoss and Venugopal are at loggerheads over the issue of autonomy of the institute. The Delhi High Court has sought their ver...

Another Senior Doctor From AIIMS Contemplates Leaving Due to Infighting

...e proceeding on leave last week, had appointed the forensic science department head T.D. Dogra as acting director even as Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss chose Deka for the job. Ramadoss and Venugopal are already in disagreement over the issue of autonomy of the institute, with the Delhi High Court having a...

Aggressive Girls Make Unkind Mothers

...recent study conducted by Sue Bailey, professor of forensic child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Central Lancashire it was found// that school girls who bullied their classmates turn to be really bad mothers. The researcher presented her study results at the annual meeting of the Royal Colle...

The fate of an accused in a murder case to be decided

...called by Rodriguez’s lawyers. Sensabaugh Jr. is a forensic science professor from California. According to him tests for sexual assault were not reliable. Sensabaugh said he knew hardly any details about the case and based his testimony on information from the autopsy and lab work, when questioned by Assis...

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