Tag: "crime" at biology news
Researchers solve killer protein's 'crime'
... cells. Now, by reconstructing the scene of the crime
in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at the Rockefeller University have hit upon a startling finding regarding just how Reaper carries out its murderous task. Moreover, because cancer arises in part by outwitting programmed cell de...
Genes, maltreatment, and the cycle of violence
...ury, believed we inherit prejudice and patterns of crime
from the surrounding society we are born into. Whether influenced by biological inheritance or social inheritance, we are born already with propensities for aggressive behaviors that can be socially destructive and even self-destructive. Through stu...
Agriculture presents common ground for rural, urban people
...on, economic benefits to cities, and even reducing crime
in cities. Rooftop greenery helps with heat control, it provides runoff benefits, and it cleans the air. There are numerous areas where there are beneficial impacts." In addition to food, fiber, ornamental plants and forestry production, the report ...
Research shows less income, education not always top factors in child obesity
...nclude building "walkable" communities, decreasing crime
rates and increasing recreational opportunities that promote physical activity, she said....
Microbial forensics: An overview (news briefing and symposium)
...the challenge of connecting a bacterium found at a crime
scene and definitively linking it to a suspect. "There are so many different kinds of bacteria in the microbial world, where there are billions of them. This diversity is much greater than in just the hundreds commonly found in humans," she said. S...
Pregnancy prevention efforts rely on neighborhood ties
...rhood, residents said they were more worried about crime
and safety issues. Socioeconomic factors may have also affected a particular neighborhood's effort, especially among parents who worked multiple jobs and did not have the time or interest to participate in meetings, task forces and the creation of ac...
How humans lost their scents
... sniff out drugs and explosives or to track down a crime
suspect by smell. Why can't we do the same? Scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology propose an explanation for this ancient quandary. All mammals, including humans, have about 1,000...
'Europeans and biotechnology' survey of public perception
..., however, for tests used in the public domain for crime
detection, the European public is split - 43% in favour and 44% against. Access to genetic information by government agencies and by commercial insurance is widely seen as unacceptable. Across the 15 EU states there is a North/South divide in the wi...
DNA profiling used on cannabis plants
... is almost certainly unique to one person. So if a crime
scene sample matches a person's profile, there is ...arns Gary Shutler of the Washington State Patrol's crime
laboratory division. On the other hand, he says, where medical uses of marijuana are legal, the tec...
Waiter, there's a shark in my soup
... Using DNA technology similar to the type found in crime
labs, the scientists say that they now have the capability to accurately distinguish great white sharks from other species, even when only dried fins or meat are available. The shark fin trade in particular has put sharks under increased fishing pre...
New program interrogates gene pathways
...ology what any criminal investigator would do at a crime
scene: cross-examine witnesses until a single, coh...ng only a subset of the information available at a crime
scene in order to determine the criminal's original intent. The more information available to forens...
Americans speak out on cancer
...serious car accident, or being victim of a violent crime
or a terrorist attack. A large majority more than 75 percent also favors increasing government funding for cancer research, with 63 percent saying they would be willing to double the current federal cancer budget. These are among the striking re...
Research points in new direction for cancer clues
Like a detective combing the scene of a crime
for clues, researchers often target their search for cancer causes in the cells known as epithelial cells. After all, it is these cells that most often become cancerous, so it makes sense to look for what goes wrong inside these cells. However, a n...
Final of the 2003/04 Research Councils' Business Plan Competition
...le foetal monitors, state of the art photofits for crime
detection and virtually enhanced museum displays. These are just a few of the fascinating ideas that have reached the final of the Research Councils' Business Plan Competition. UK research in science, technology and the arts ranks among the highest ...
Crime scene or nature reserve?
... used by forensic experts to collect evidence from crime
scenes could soon be taken up by biologists studying animals in the wild. An article in BMC Ecology this week describes how DNA from animal blood and tissue samples can be stored on record cards made from specialist filter paper and used in experimen...
World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis
... chemistry of duct tape that is sometimes found in crime
scenes. (Abstracts 140-143, 216-219, Thursday, June 3, 8:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m., Conference Center, Room 208; Organizers: Mark Ahonen, Kathy Boone, Indiana State Police Crime Lab, Indianapolis, 317-899-8521, Mahonen@isp.state.in.us ) Friday,...
Plant pathologists look to forensics to aid in biosecurity
...xploring how to apply techniques typically used in crime
labs as a tool to fight bioterrorism. According to...d discrimination. "If the goal is to attribute the crime
to a specific perpetrator, data must be sufficiently specific to stand up in a court of law," said F...
Crime scene to court
... Science Society Coverage includes details of how crime
scene and forensic examinations are conducted in the United Kingdom, the principles of crime
scene investigations and the importance of this work in an investigation, and courtroom procedures a...