Tag: "forensic" at medical news
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...ests, including DNAfingerprinting for clinical and forensic
applications. Another biosensor provedsensitive to the binding of certain antibodies, manufactured by the body'simmune system, to small amounts of their specific antigens--a class of moleculesproduced by invading organisms that include viruses, bacte...
Is handwriting truly individual? UB computer scientists are finding out
...op computer-assisted handwriting-analysistools for forensic
applications. The new tools will for the first time make available to law-enforcementinvestigators quantitative methods for analyzing handwriting in an effort toidentify writers of specific documents -- who also may be suspects in criminalcas...
Out patient forensic psychiatry program effective in reducing rate of recidivism among patients found not guilty by reason of insanity
...n of insanity, and were enrolled in an out-patient forensic
psychiatric program, found that 19 percent committ...pital or released into a state-mandated outpatient forensic
psychiatric program. The Rush study was done by reviewing charts of patients in its out-patient pro...
Gas prices too high? Scientists converge in Idaho to discuss future energy resources
...ood or other bodily fluids, has potential to match forensic
samples to an individual. The process is more cos...dy profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic
samples," V. Thompson, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Wyoming State Crime ...
ORNL project seeks to pinpoint time since death
...of that, we're developing a model that would allow forensic
scientists to insert data into a chart or computer program to determine how long a person has been dead." If law enforcement agents find a body within 12 to 24 hours, forensics experts have techniques to determine time since death -- plus or minus fo...
Berlin chemist wins U.S. award for reaction studies
...ollution, drug-testing Olympic athletes, analyzing forensic
evidence, determining ages of rocks. Schwarz focuses on fundamental chemical reactions that may underlie such applications. Virtually all reactions take place in a series of steps, progressing via molecules called intermediates -- hybrids of sorts ...
American Chemical Society meets April 7-11 in Orlando
...drugs, origins of the solar system and advances in forensic
science are among topics set for discussion at the 223rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, in Orlando, Florida. The Society will hold its meeting at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive. More than...
Faster detection of bacteria in water, food
...r. Kashis team can "fingerprint" bacteria, just as forensic
experts identify suspects from fingerprints found at a crime scene. "Potentially, we can assign each bacterium an identity card," Kashi said. "Only instead of nine digits per identity number, imagine thousands." The technology will allow accurate, ...
Experts welcome major reforms to the coroner's service
...d cannot be neglected any longer, write two senior forensic
doctors in this week's BMJ. Christopher Milroy and...The inquiry also supports the close association of forensic
medicine and the coroner's service, a situation that has existed in Sheffield for three decades but ...
Study: Doctor's communication style may sway cancer patients
...airly extensive surveys, retrospective studies and forensic
study of medical records, there has been no detailed linguistic examination of the way physicians actually present clinical trials to patients," Roberts said. "I wanted to know what transpires in physician offices during explanations of the cancer cl...
Rensselaer to open new Terahertz Research Center
...tial applications in medical imaging, agriculture, forensic
science, and food safety. President Shirley Ann Jackson, Dean of Science Joseph Flaherty, Physics Chair Gwo-Ching Wang, Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang, and honored guests will join the Rensselaer community in dedicating the new W. M. Keck Laboratory...
Forensic radiology makes virtual autopsy a reality
...g the latest in radiologic imaging technology with forensic
science to provide a bloodless, minimally invasive...hree years. Michael Thali, M.D., a board-certified forensic
pathologist and project manager for Virtopsy at the University, presented the crime and accident sce...
Post-mortem drug test errors
...iner's office set up an ad hoc committee of senior forensic
toxicologists and pathologists, including Goldberg...oldberger says the problem is that doctors without forensic
experience are applying the formula blindly. "People are acting outside their field, it is junk scie...
Bite-marks giving false impression
...gy (ABFO), the professional society for experts in forensic
bite marks - told the jury which convicted Krone t...dy from two California dentists with experience in forensic
cases, which they say validates the technique. George Gould of Rancho Murieta and Anthony Cardoza o...
Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse based on faulty evidence
...ken baby syndrome," says Patrick E. Lantz, M.D., a forensic
pathologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "This isn't supported by objective scientific evidence and could result in innocent caregivers going to jail." Lantz and colleagues researched published reports about perimacular retinal f...
NHS trusts putting safety of pregnant doctors at risk
...expected to work extended nights on call, covering forensic
and challenging behaviour units, well into her pregnancy. When she challenged the trust on the safety issue of a pregnant woman attending potentially violent patients, she met with resistance, delay, and little support. Meanwhile, at the same trust, ...
MDCT 'unwraps' Egyptian mummy, clearly revealing face of 3,000 year old man
...hers that included physicians, anthropologists and forensic
scientists. MDCT was used to image the completely wrapped mummy of an artisan named Harwa, which had been on display at the Egyptian Museum in Torino, Italy. MDCT created 3D images, which were then reconstructed to create all the features of the mumm...
Tabletop DNA test laboratory
...is new testing will also allow police officers and forensic
scientists to analyze DNA samples at the scene of a crime. DSTL Head of Technology Transfer and Investments Group Tim Rubidge said, "this technology is not a twinkle in the eye of a research scientist looking far out into the future. We have ...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool
...s such as blood product surveillance, agriculture, forensic
microbiology, and biodefense." To address the need for highly sensitive diagnostics, researchers built on an established method known as polymerase chain reaction that allows amplification of genetic sequences and on a technology previously used for ...
Physician roles at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
...s where care is provided to illegal immigrants, in forensic
psychiatry, and in a variety of workplaces where institutional interests dominate. Starting with Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo as case examples, this forum will branch out to broadly explore the problem of dual loyalty and its implications for medical pr...