The bumpy road to change: a retrospective qualitative study on formerly detained adolescents' trajectories towards better lives - Van Hecke N, Vanderplasschen W, van Damme L, Vandevelde S.
BACKGROUND: Currently, the risk-oriented focus in forensic youth care is increasingly complemented by a growing interest in strengths-based approaches. Knowledge on how detention and the subsequent period in the community is experienced by adolescents, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Woodlands forensic genomics firm closes $4M Series A
CEO David Mittelman has a passion for using genomics to solve cold cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Facilitating the expression of emotions by alleged victims of child abuse during investigative interviews using the Revised NICHD Protocol - Karni-Visel Y, Hershkowitz I, Lamb ME, Blasbalg U.
Children's testimony is often critical to the initiation of legal proceedings in abuse cases. In forensic interviews, the expression of emotions can powerfully enhance both the quality of children's statements and perceptions that their statements are cohe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zoll reveals data breach during email server migration
Zoll Medical said today that it experienced a data breach during an email server migration that exposed select confidential patient data. The data exposed included patient names, addresses, dates of birth, limited medical information and some social security numbers, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based company said. Zoll said that its email is archived by a third-party service provider and that during a server migration, some data from Zoll emails were exposed. The incident is believed to have occurred between November 8, 2018 and December 28, 2018. The company said that it has now secured all information and that it is not aware ...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Development of a high throughput methodology to screen cathinones' toxicological impact - Ferreira C, Vaz AR, Florindo PR, Lopes Á, Brites D, Quintas A.
Current trend of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) among teenagers is posing new clinical, scientific and forensic societal questions. Synthetic cathinones are among the most consumed groups of NPS appearing on the street market and internet on a regular... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Two cases of firearm-related murder-suicide: forensic implications of the ability to act - Durmi ć T, Radnić B, Bogdanović M, Atanasijević T.
One of the most important tasks in forensic medicine is differentiating between a homicide and a suicide, especially in cases where more than one self-inflicted gunshot wound is present. The significance is even greater when the victim's ability to act aft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Forensic investigation of a shawl linked to the "Jack the Ripper" murders - Louhelainen J, Miller D.
A set of historic murders, known as the "Jack the Ripper murders," started in London in August 1888. The killer's identity has remained a mystery to date. Here, we describe the investigation of, to our knowledge, the only remaining physical evidence linked... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lab it up: Hilbert College spends $425K on new science facility
Hilbert College is building out a new laboratory in its Bogel Hall academic building that will accommodate a new program in applied sciences. The program is a bachelor's degree in forensic science (which has a similar name to another Hilbert program that trains students in a career for criminal justice). The new degree is aimed at preparing students for a broader range of opportunities in the healthcare space such as pre-medical, pre-ph armacy or DNA analysis tracks. It will begin this fall. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Fingerprints, revisited
(American Chemical Society) For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more information from fingerprints. According to an article inChemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, chemical analysis and DNA techniques could help identify criminals whose prints are too smudged to make a visual match. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stability studies in biological fluids during post-analysis custody. Opiate compounds derived from heroin consumption - Huertas T, Jurado C, Salguero M, Soriano T, Gamero J.
In Forensic Toxicology, the evidences have to be maintained under custody for, at least, one year. Depending on the conditions and duration of storage, drug concentrations might have changed considerably since the first analysis. The aim of this study is t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Michael Wilks obituary
My friend Michael Wilks, who has died of prostate cancer aged 69, was a forensic physician. His professional achievements were underpinned by his courage and honesty in confronting his problems with alcohol and he made an outstanding contribution to changing attitudes towards addiction.Michael was born in Paddington, west London, to Dennis, a GP, and Bridget (nee Chetwynd-Stapylton), a nurse. After attending St John ’s school in Leatherhead, Surrey, he graduated in 1972 from St Mary’s hospital medical school in London, where we met in 1967. Afterwards he became a GP and soon became a principal at practices in K...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Finlay Tags: Doctors Medical research Alcoholism Metropolitan police Liberal Democrats Source Type: news

Diagnostic issues in cases of juvenile with substance abuse problem in forensic psychology field - Cugowski M.
The article deals with the issues related to the recently-increasing problem of addiction to psychoactive substances in the context of the process of demoralization and offenses committed by minors. By making a scientific and research analysis of the pheno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New psychoactive substances in oral fluid of drivers around a music festival in south-west France in 2017 - Richeval C, Dumestre-Toulet V, Wiart JF, Vanhoye X, Humbert L, Nachon-Phanithavong M, Allorge D, Gaulier JM.
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem with potentially major forensic and life-threatening consequences. Although it is obvious that new psychoactive substances (NPS) could lead to impaireddriving, the prevalence of NPS use in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Impulsive/Premeditated Aggression Scale in Portuguese community and forensic samples - Cruz AR, Pasion R, Castro Rodrigues A, Zabala C, Ricarte J, Barbosa F.
INTRODUCTION: Aggression can be defined according to impulsive or premeditated features. Impulsivity is defined as an uncontrolled and unplanned form of aggression. On the contrary, premeditation requires planning and is goal-oriented. OBJECTIVE: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Post-mortem MRI-based volumetry of the hippocampus in forensic cases of decedents with severe mental illness - Busch JR, Lundemose SB, Lynnerup N, Jacobsen C, J ørgensen MB, Banner J.
A decrease in the volume of the hippocampus is associated with severe mental illness, especially schizophrenia, and has been studied extensively in the living using magnetic resonance imaging. Autopsy cohorts also represent a valuable data source for imagi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

First images of fuel debris fallout particles from Fukushima Daiichi
A joint UK-Japan team has used innovative visualisation techniques to analyse forensic materials in order to understand the sequence of events of the Fukushima nuclear accident. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Interface Analysis Centre; Press Release Source Type: news

A retrospective study of poisoning deaths from forensic autopsy cases in northeast China (Liaoning) - Wang LL, Zhang M, Zhang W, Li BX, Li RB, Zhu BL, Wu X, Guan DW, Zhang GH, Zhao R.
Acute poisoning is a public health threat that leads to morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this retrospective study, we evaluated autopsies from deaths caused by acute poisoning from 2008 to 2017  at the School of Forensic Medicine, China Medical Unive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Matter: One Twin Committed the Crime — but Which One? A New DNA Test Can Finger the Culprit
A handful of criminal prosecutions have stalled because DNA tests cannot distinguish between suspects who are twins. Then scientists decided to create one. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Genetics and Heredity Forensic Science Twins Sex Crimes Paternity Suits Eurofins Scientific PLoS Genetics (Journal) Grand Rapids (Mich) Missouri Source Type: news

My Afterlife on the Body Farm
After I die, my body will help solve crimes as part of a world-renowned criminal justice program. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FAWN FITTER Tags: Forensic Science Criminal Justice Skeletons Organ Donation Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Death and Dying Forensic Anthropology Center (University of Tennessee) Source Type: news

Is forensic science in danger of extinction? - Pietro DS, Kammrath BW, De Forest PR.
Observations of modern day forensic science has prompted asking the question of whether this field is in danger of extinction. Although there have undoubtedly been meaningful advancements in analytical capabilities, we have overlooked several unintended pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Forensic anthropology in the global investigation of humanitarian and human rights abuse: perspective from the published record - Ubelaker DH, Shamlou A, Kunkle AE.
Forensic anthropologists have played key roles in the historical development of forensic science applications to global humanitarian and human rights issues. These anthropological initiatives can be traced back to the Smithsonian seminar organized by T. D.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Beliefs about error rates and human judgment in forensic science - Ribeiro G, Tangen JM, McKimmie BM.
Forensic science techniques are often used in criminal trials to infer the identity of the perpetrator of crime and jurors often find this evidence very persuasive. Unfortunately, two of the leading causes of wrongful convictions are forensic science testi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Celebratory firing leads to serious injuries - a case report - Puri P, Kumar Shukla S, Kumar Sarin R, Prakash Nayak B, Khajuria H.
Firearms are extensively used in shooting incidents, functions or for recreational purposes around the world. However, illegal modifications to a firearm can pose a major challenge to the forensic community, as their examination and subsequent individualis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The significance of the forensic clinical examination on the judicial assessment of rape complaints - developments and trends - Kj ærulff MLBG, Bonde U, Astrup BS.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the forensic clinical examination in the judicial assessment made by the Prosecution Service in cases of rape. METHODS: All cases of police-reported sexual assault in the county of Fun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fatal inhalation of volcanic gases in three tourists of a geothermal area - Carfora A, Campobasso CP, Cassandro P, La Sala F, Maiellaro A, Perna A, Petrella R, Borriello R.
The study reports the environmental, toxicological and histopathological forensic investigations applied on three victims of accidental death (father, mother and son), due to the fall in a volcanic pothole, during the touristic visit of the "Solfatara park... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise
The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE Tags: China Xinjiang (China) Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group) Genetics and Heredity Politics and Government Political Prisoners Forensic Science DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Thermo Fisher Kenneth Kidd Source Type: news

Tenth Anniversary of Landmark Report on Forensic Science
Ten years ago, Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. This landmark report stimulated a national discussion about the need to reform forensic science, fostered a re-evaluation of how forensic evidence is reported in court, prompted increased funding for forensic science research, and inspired reforms in practice and procedure for forensic science professionals. The report also led to re-examinations of forensic techniques that are frequently used in criminal investigations. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 18, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Evaluating the utility of 'strength' items when assessing the risk of young offenders - Shepherd SM, Strand S, Viljoen JL, Daffern M.
There is emerging recognition that positive or pro-social characteristics may lessen criminal propensity. There are now several adult and youth forensic instruments that include protective or strength components. Yet evidence supporting the protective capa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychopathy, the Big Five and empathy as predictors of violence in a forensic sample of substance abusers - Nigel SM, Dudeck M, Otte S, Knauer K, Klein V, B öttcher T, Maaß C, Vasic N, Streb J.
It is widely recognized that substance abuse increases the general risk of delinquency and violent offenses in particular. Substance-related disorders are the primary cause of offenders being sentenced to mandatory treatment in forensic psychiatry. However... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Revisit of a rare death by overdosed midazolam: a forensic pathological perspective - Wang JZ, Wang L.
Midazolam has long been employed for sedation and analgesia purposes in medical surgeries. However, this case re-evaluation reports a rare death case by overdosed midazolam to demonstrate a complex murder plot in Dalian, China. Specifically, this research ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Short-term outcomes for forensic patients receiving an absolute discharge under the Canadian Criminal Code - Simpson AIF, Chatterjee S, Duchcherer M, Ray I, Prosser A, Penney SR.
There is insufficient knowledge regarding outcomes among persons who are no longer supervised by the forensic mental health system, and consequently little data to inform public perception regarding the risk of harm posed by such persons. We performed a re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Applications of direct injection soft chemical ionisation-mass spectrometry for the detection of pre-blast smokeless powder organic additives - Gonz ález-Méndez R, Mayhew CA.
This article reports the detection of smokeless powder organic additives (in their pre-detonation condition), namely the stabiliser diphenylamine and its derivatives 2-n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Selfie identification app as a forensic tool for missing and unidentified persons - Nuzzolese E, Lupariello F, Di Vella G.
Social media applications can be valuable investigative tools in the search for missing and unidentified persons. As yet, no forensic App exists with the aim of assisting the human identification process, through the search of antemortem data to be used as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Involving forensic patients in treatment planning increases cooperation and may reduce violence risk - Papapietro DJ.
Risk assessment in a forensic hospital is a complex process. Decisions made about individuals and their lives cannot be made lightly and must include relevant information from as many sources as possible. The forensic hospital and the greater legal system ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mantle of forensics in child sexual abuse - Murali P, Prabhakar M.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is defined as inappropriate adolescent or adult sexual behavior or contact with a child. Sexual abuse may be committed by any person including those under the age of 18 years when that person is either significantly older than the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lancaster leads on pioneering hand identification research
(Lancaster University) New research led by Lancaster University will investigate what makes a person's hands unique and will call on 5,000 'citizen scientists' to contribute images to the world's first searchable database of the anatomy and variations of the human hand.The € 2.5 million project called H-Unique, funded by the European Research Council and in collaboration with the University of Dundee, will build on the ground-breaking research techniques pioneered by forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The influence of forensic advisors on the use of forensic science in the Belgian criminal justice system - Bitzer S.
Forensic Advisors, at the Belgian National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology, occupy a centralising role in regards to analytical information and forensic questions in the judicial cases. Magistrates can request their advice but remain formally ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The role of affect regulation in the treatment of people who have committed sexual offenses - Gunst E, Watson JC, Willemsen J, Desmet M.
Affect regulation problems have been found to play an important role in the onset of problematic behavior, such as sexual abuse. The role of emotion and maladaptive coping has become relevant in both research and treatment interventions. Forensic treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Research shows hidden fire risk of emollients
(Anglia Ruskin University) New research carried out by forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that commonly-used emollients can pose a significant fire risk once they have dried on fabric such as clothing and bedding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adapting dialectical behaviour therapy in forensic learning disability services: a grounded theory informed study of "what works" - Browne C, Brown G, Smith IC.
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence indicates effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) in forensic settings; however, little is known about "what works" facilitating engagement and change. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

WATCH: What is a rape kit?
A rape kit is a collection of forensic material safely collected and preserved for an investigation if an assault is reported. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Forensic gait analysis - morphometric assessment from surveillance footage - Seckiner D, Mallett X, Maynard P, Meuwly D, Roux C.
Following the technological rise of surveillance cameras and their subsequent proliferation in public places, the use of information gathered by such means for investigative and evaluative purposes sparked a large interest in the forensic community and wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Homicide and canicide with analogous killing pattern and agonal decapitation - Zindler K, Grellner W.
Killings of human beings involving animals have rarely been described in the forensic literature. In the present case, the decapitated corpse of a woman as well as the decapitated, castrated and partially disemboweled corpse of a dog were found together. B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Potential forensic application of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and aquaporin 5 (AQP5) as novel biomarkers for diagnosis of drowning - Lee SY, Ha EJ, Cho HW, Kim HR, Lee D, Eom YB.
Drowning is the most common cause of unnatural death worldwide. There is no single biomarker to diagnose drowning, so the diagnosis of drowning is one of the most difficult tasks in forensic medicine. Especially, distinguishing a victim of drowning from a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Family violence in Victoria, Australia: a retrospective case-control study of forensic medical casework - Zark L, Hammond SM, Williams A, Pilgrim JL.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors and assault characteristics of family violence among victims referred for forensic medical examination in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: A retrospective 1:1 case-control study was conducted, comparing adult fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Legal mobilization in medicine: nurses, rape kits, and the emergence of forensic nursing in the United States since the 1970s - Morse J.
Routine administration of the sexual assault medical forensic exam (commonly known as the "rape kit") is one of the most significant healthcare reforms advanced by the U.S. anti-rape movement since the 1970s. To promote reform, nurses acted as practitioner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Opioid addiction effects on bones is subject of NIJ research grant
(University of Akron) Thanks to a two-year grant of $370,153 from the National Institute of Justice, Dr. Janna Andronowski and her lab can research the effects of one of our country's costliest and fastest-growing epidemics--opioid addiction--on bone remodeling, the body's continuing process of formation and destruction of bone tissue. Andronowski and her team will use innovative 3D X-ray imaging technology to describe how opioids impact the microscopic bone structures used to estimate age-at-death in forensic anthropology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends in the number of restricted patients in England and Wales 2003-2016: implications for forensic psychiatry services - Hill SA, Riordan-Eva E, Hosking A.
This paper uses data produced by the Ministry of Justice to look for trends in the numbers of various categories of patients detained under the Mental Health Act in England and Wales between 2003 and 2016. Specifically, we have focussed on patients detaine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Chevron: Discovery Protocol Needed Due To Donziger's 'Tactics' In Lago Agrio Case
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Jan. 15 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting its forensic protocol for the examination of discovery of hard drives and digital media belonging to Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Data Show that Federal Investment in Research Pays Dividends
In 1990, the federal government formally launched an ambitious initiative to sequence the human genome, to identify all the genes in human DNA, and to develop the tools to store and allow access to this information. The effort took 13 years and cost the federal government $3.8 billion. As is evidenced by technological advancements, the cultivation of new lines of research, and countless subsequent scientific discoveries, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a success by nearly all measures. A question of interest to policymakers, however, is what the economic return on this kind of federal investment is. The HGP generated g...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news