Police Stumble into Trading Corpses Racket
The theft of the body of a man who died ten years back from a graveyard has led police to believe that they have stumbled into a larger racket in trading corpses//.
The missing of the corpse came to light only after family members of Iftikhar, who died 10 years back after being hit by lightning...
Deathways open doors to unexpected cultural practices
...What remains are far more descriptions of mortuary rituals than of such cultural practices as food preparation or music.
"Finally," says Seeman, "how corpses
were prepared, what was included in burials and how death was commemorated leave traces in the material record that other cultural forms do not, offer...
Chinese Eco-tourism Causing Infanticide Among Tibetan Monkeys
...e advent of eco-tourism and was primarily caused by disease, the team found.
Although they didn't witness all the attacks, many of the infant corpses
Berman's team found had bite wounds indicative of adult macaques.
The conflicts typically began with intense competition for food in the desi...
Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation
...body parts out of cadavers made headlines in late 2005 with the investigation of Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) of New Jersey, accused of plundering corpses
for body parts that were sold as tissues for transplant. Seven funeral home directors have already pleaded guilty and tens of thousands of body parts...
Cannibalistic Signals Help Mammalian Embryos Develop Normally
... A process called autophagy spurs dying embryonic stem cells to send cannibalistic signals to have their corpses
purged, a last gasp that paves the way for normal mammalian// development.
Autophagy is the way cells devour their own unwanted or damaged parts...
Strange Burial Practice Followed for People Affected by HIV/AIDS
... A bizarre practice of wrapping corpses
in polythene bags and burying people who have died of HIV/AIDS in the Christian majority// northeastern Indian state of Mizoram has outraged people li...
Hundreds of human tissue products been recalled
...roughout the country!
A Raleigh funeral home director reported on Tuesday that unsterile preservation room was used by the broker to cut several corpses
to obtain the tissue.
The body broker was shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. However, they refuse to speak on how many ...
Dead Body on Hospital Bed for Four Days
... Angered by the indifferent attitude of health bosses who have told staff to leave corpses
on wards, a widow whose husband's body was left on a hospital bed for four days//, lashed out at them saying that she was sickened by the Evening Tele...
Illicit body parts from cadavers used for transplant
... Three New Jerseyans who got bone transplants from tissue that may have been illegally harvested from New York funeral-home corpses
have tested positive for hepatitis // and syphilis, their lawyer said.
All of them underwent surgery at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N...
Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India
...circumstantial and more work is needed. They feel as many human and animal corpses
probably contaminated by CJD may have been disposed in Indian rivers as part of their cultural custom and these corpses
would have washed ashore where bone collectors would have collected their b...
University of Leicester archaeologist uncovers evidence of ancient chemical warfare
... Leicester, said: "It is evident that, when mine and countermine met, the Romans lost the ensuing struggle. Careful analysis of the disposition of the corpses
shows they had been stacked at the mouth of the countermine by the Persians, using their victims to create a wall of bodies and shields, keeping Roman...
Stanford researchers: Global warming is killing frogs and salamanders in Yellowstone Park
...eir study, the researchers witnessed the loss of four amphibian communities because of pond drying. Each event left hundreds of dried tiger salamander corpses
behind. The ponds had dried rapidly, over just a few days, too fast for larvae to metamorphose and adults to migrate.
"Everybody can identify with ...
An ancient bathtub ring of mammoth fossils
...ammoth, were deposited in the hillsides of what are now the Yakima, Columbia and Walla Walla valleys in southeastern Washington, where the elephantine corpses
came to rest as water receded from the temporary but repeatedly formed ancient Lake Lewis. PNNL geologists are plotting the deposits to reconstruct th...
Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees
...e study also provided the first evidence that gorillas from one social group closely inspect the carcasses of gorillas from other groups. Contact with corpses
at funerals is a major mechanism of Ebola transmission in humans. Together with other recent observations on patterns of gorilla mortality, these resu...
...sis so that the fingers can separate. As will be explained further on, the way the apoptotic process is executed facilitates the safe disposal of cell corpses
Since the beginning of the 1990s, research on apoptosis has grown spectacularly. In addition to its importance as a biological phenom...
...s genetic controls , such as the introduction of sterile insects into a population.
Forensic entomology is the study of insects that scavenge on corpses
; knowledge of their habits can yield useful information about crimes, such as an approximate time of death or whether or not a victim was alive durin...
...ere is a lack of the hormone for this, or any other, reason. Clinically, this is called diabetes mellitus type 1 .
Harvesting pancreases from human corpses
was not possible in practice, so insulin from cows or pigs or fish pancreases was used instead. All have 'insulin activity' in humans as they ar...
...k Institute in California have found that these could be used as a source of adult stem cells as well. Taking adult stem cells from the brains of corpses
they were able to coax them into dividing into valuable neurons. However, whether they will function correctly when used in treatment has not yet been...