Researchers searching for a way to track antidepressant usage from postmortem hair find that hair color influences drug retention more than time or length of hair.
Continue reading Using Hair as an Indicator of Antidepressant Use Post-Mortem
Counterfeit medication poses a series threat to patient safety and public health. How can pharmaceutical companies guarantee their product is making it into patient hands? New work shows how companies can subtly mark their true products with edible silk “tags” inscribed with an invisible fluorescent code. Continue reading New research combats counterfeit medication with edible silk tags
While carbon monoxide is generally considered the major lethal agent in smoke inhalation, a case study of an elderly Romanian gentlemen highlights the contribution of another less-known killer – hydrogen cyanide. Continue reading A new indicator of fire-related fatalities: hydrogen cyanide
While seizing illicit drugs, CSI techs and police are potentially exposed to potent, life-threatening opioid compounds. Could this field detection method allow on-site screening and the protection of law enforcement? Continue reading Don’t touch that bag!
Researchers from Eulji University in South Korea explore a way of ascertaining when a crime occurred by developing a method that can determine the age of a bloodstain. Continue reading Bloody Clocks Do Tell Time
Researchers at the University at Albany have determined how to track changes in blood stains to determine their age using Raman spectroscopy. Continue reading How can blood tell us when a crime happened?
Researchers at Oregon State University examine a more efficient method for the detection of THC in body fluids. Continue reading An alternative method for detecting THC in body fluids
Researchers show how mass spec imaging reveals information on drugs and explosives that a suspect touched, all from their fingerprint! Continue reading Detecting drugs and explosives in fingerprints