European forensic scientists investigate how outdoor weather conditions impact fiber loss on static textiles, giving more quantifiable information for investigators to direct their forensic resources. Continue reading Weathering the storm: how weather conditions impact the persistence of fiber evidence
Fire destroys buildings and leaves only ash and rumble in its wake. Arsonists believe that their fiery M.O. protects them from the threat of biological evidence. However, researchers in Australia reveal buried bloodstains from dense, sooty remains. Continue reading Photographing blood under layers of soot with infrared cameras
Researchers develop an innovative workflow optimizing DNA extraction from teeth obtaining DNA for human genetic identity. Continue reading Say Cheese! A New Method Obtaining DNA from Dental Tissue
Dr. Maria Sonia Fondevila takes a look at how we establish long-distance kinship by validating the claim that Aragorn aka King Elessar is Elendil’s direct heir. Continue reading The legitimacy of King Elessar’s throne
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?