The latest from ForensicBites
Forensic science has come under great scrutiny since the turn of the century. Scientists often pride themselves on having the ability to evolve as new evidence is presented. But can they adapt their communication skills to better the flow of knowledge delivery to their target audience? Continue reading Issues in Forensic Science Communication
Forensic scientists study the oral microbiome, the collective ecosystem of microbes in your mouth, on discarded chewing gum for potential use in forensic science. Continue reading Blow Your Own Bubble: Forensic Application of the Oral Microbiome
A new research facility in the Netherlands looks to help forensic scientists better understand human decomposition processes. Continue reading The First Human Taphonomic Research Facility in Europe Opens Its Doors to Donors
Analyzing similarities between hiker fatalities revealed clear trends in the causes and circumstances surrounding deaths in the Bern region of Switzerland. Continue reading Medicolegal Review Identifies Most Common Factors Contributing to Hiker Deaths
Zongxiu Nie and his colleagues investigate if MALDI-MS can be used to identify body fluids more efficiently. Continue reading Is There A Quicker Way To Identify Body Fluids?
Researchers from Florida International University investigate if they can use SERS to rapidly detect synthetic cannabinoids in oral fluid. Continue reading Can metal nanoparticles and portable lasers detect synthetic cannabinoids in saliva?
Dutch forensic scientists use mathematical modeling and fingerprint location to tell whether someone is an unwitting victim or sinister perpetrator. Continue reading How fingermark location and algorithms are changing forensic document examination
Currently, we can only use hair to identify people through the much-admired DNA. But scientists are now researching how a major component of hair may also be unique enough for identification. Continue reading Move Over DNA – Scientists May Identify People From Their Hair Proteins
To make invisible fingermarks, well, visible, forensic scientists use chemical compounds like superglue. But what if instead we could make them glow – using quantum dot technology? Continue reading Quantum dots shine new light on latent fingermarks
Researchers from Florida International University develop a method that can help analyze new drugs. Continue reading A New Method for Identifying Novel Psychoactive Substances