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?
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
Bed bugs invade homes to engorge themselves on our blood. Can forensic scientists crack open these pesky critters and trace back to who they recently feasted upon? Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Extracting human DNA evidence from bed bugs
Knowing whether a stain is semen or saliva helps investigators recreate crime scenes and solidify links between suspects and criminal acts. But degraded samples are difficult to analyze – could microRNAs be the solution? Continue reading The smallest RNAs identify the most important body fluids in forensics
PhD student Francesco Sessa and his colleagues at the University of Foggia, Italy have determined that adhesive tape is the best method for retrieving touch DNA left on clothing- even after only 2 seconds of contact. Continue reading What is the best method for collecting touch DNA on clothing?