Forensic anthropologist Sue Black: ‘The body is really just layers upon layers of memory’
Exclusive: The professor chosen to deliver Royal Institution Christmas lectures talks about a fascination with anatomy that goes back to plucking pheasants as a childFrom a solitary set of finger bones to a fragment of skull in a washing machine, the cases Dame Sue Black has helped solve may seem too gruesome for the joyful spectacle that is the Royal Institution Christmas lectures.But it is not the stuff of nightmares that Black, one of the world ’s leading forensic anthropologists, will be exploring as she gives Britain’s most prestigious public science lectures this winter.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Forensic science Anthropology Source Type: news

Fortis case: SC disposes of Daiichi's plea, orders forensic audit of share sale transaction; stock tumbles 16%
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video Footage Shows Trump Ally Examining Georgia Voting Equipment
GOP official and false Trump elector let forensics firm inspect county voter equipment, according to surveillance screenshots filed by voting-rights group #countyvoterequipment #elector #forensicsfirm #videofootage #georgiavotingequipment #votingrightsgroup #trumpally (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 209 of the invasion
Forensic experts exhume 146 bodies from mass burial site at Izium; Russia loses full control of Luhansk as Ukraine retakes village #izium #luhansk #burialsite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukraine mass grave with 440 bodies discovered in recaptured Izium, says police chief
Volodymyr Zelenskiy likens discovery to Bucha massacre carried out by Russian forces, as officials begin forensic investigations #volodymyrzelenskiy #bucha #izium (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation of traffic accidents referred to a hospital and forensic medicine organization in Nikshahr during the years 2014-2018 - Mirzaei R, Baluchi S, Nourmohammadi M, Taban E, Rezvani Z.
INTRODUCTION: Iran, especially the Sistan-Baluchestan province, is one of the countries with the highest rates of accidents and traffic-related deaths. The present study aimed to evaluate traffic accidents referred to hospitals and the Forensic Medicine De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A study on victims of intimate partner violence reported to Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka During 2019-2021 - Muthulingam T, Edirisinghe PAS, Wijewardhane HP, Thivaharan Y, Jayasundara MMS, Borukgama N, Kulathunga DL, Alwis DN, Govinnage PS, Kitulwatte IDG.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common issue in any society and the reported cases are just the tip of an iceberg as most of the victims are reluctant to come to the criminal justice system. Forensic experts are often encountering the vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Determination of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in dried blood spots by UHPLC-MS-MS: method validation and assessment of ethanol exposure in postmortem samples from road traffic victims - Tegner M, Ott IR, de Souza Guterres F, de Barros VM, Linden R, Antunes MV.
The determination of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) in blood has been proposed in clinical and forensic applications to identify recent alcohol consumption. Also, there is a growing interest on the use of dried blood spots (DBS) in toxicol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wound ballistics and the unusual injuries of the tandem bullet phenomenon: a systematic review of case-specific characteristics - Franco A, da Silva DT, Lima LKG, Sanchez LC, Domiciano RBM, Moreira LP, Franco RPAV, Paranhos LR.
This study revisited the forensic literature to compile case-specific characteristics of the tandem-bullet phenomenon (TBP). A systematic review was performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Role of forensic medicine in addressing the war crimes: perspective from Russia-Ukraine conflict during the COVID-19 pandemic - Cioffi A, Cecannecchia C.
The International Criminal Court has recently opened an investigation into the international crimes committed on Ukrainian territory. The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war is a tragic opportunity for a necessary critical and scientific reading of the Rome Stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Case of rape victim told to return later for test at Fredericton ER prompts review by Horizon
A Fredericton woman is still in shock after she went to the local hospital's emergency department to get a sexual assault forensic examination and was told to schedule an appointment for the next day. The case has now prompted a review by the hospital authority. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Simultaneous quantification of 106 drugs or their metabolites in nail samples by UPLC-MS/MS with high-throughput sample preparation: application to 294 real cases - Liu P, Liu W, Qiao H, Jiang S, Wang Y, Chen J, Su M, Di B.
The nail is an alternative matrix to complement hair analysis in proving drug intake over several months in forensic toxicology investigations. However, because of the high hardness and toughness of nails, the existing pretreatment procedures for nails hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluative approach to semen transfer in a case of alleged sexual assault: a case study - Murphy C, Ryan J.
This paper demonstrates a logical framework for evaluating forensic evidence, first described by Cook et al. [1,2], using a casework example of an alleged sexual assault involving semen transfer. Here we show in real time how the case strategy can change w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Therese Coffey who opposes abortions is to become third Health Secretary in as many months
Ms Coffey, who is a qualified chemist, has earned a reputation in Westminster as a 'workhorse' thanks to her forensic attention to detail and willingness to work long hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A critical ethnographic perspective on risk and dangerousness in forensic psychiatry - Domingue JL, Jacob JD, Perron A, Pariseau-Legault P, Foth T.
In the Canadian forensic psychiatric context, the concepts of risk and dangerousness interact, intersect, and morph into the notion of significant threat to the safety of the public. Stemming from the results of a critical ethnography of the Ontario Review... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news