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Research links increase in sudden cardiovascular death with consumption of cocaine

Research links increase in sudden cardiovascular death with consumption of cocaine

A joint piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Biomedical Research Centre Network into Mental Health of the Carlos III Institute of Health links, for the first time, the increase in sudden cardiovascular death with the recent consumption of cocaine. In people in the 19-49 age bracket this risk is quadrupled. [More]
STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute have launched a clinical trial aimed at cracking one of the toughest mysteries in forensic science -- sudden unexplained death. [More]
Pain medicine specialist receives award for new advances in oral fluid testing

Pain medicine specialist receives award for new advances in oral fluid testing

This year's Eastern Pain Society Scientific meeting was held at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in late October and is one of the largest meetings of pain physicians and fellows in the tri-state area. [More]
Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced today, the evolution of their maXis™ line of ultrahigh-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight (UHR-qTOF) mass spectrometers, bringing industry-leading resolution and mass accuracy to the liquid chromatography, time-of-flight MS market space. [More]
Effective treatment for sleep disturbance may lower risk of drug and alcohol relapse recovery

Effective treatment for sleep disturbance may lower risk of drug and alcohol relapse recovery

Insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem for patients in the early phases of recovery from the disease of addiction—and may lead to an increased risk of relapse, according to a report in the November/December Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. [More]
DNA Diagnostics Forensics recognized at OIP's tenth Anniversary Gala

DNA Diagnostics Forensics recognized at OIP's tenth Anniversary Gala

DNA Diagnostics Forensics, a Division of DNA Diagnostics Center, the world's largest paternity testing company, was honored at Ohio Innocence Project's tenth Anniversary Gala, celebrating freedom for those exonerated, and the organizations that have contributed to the effort. [More]
Anthropological study sheds light on the eating habits of Roman gladiators

Anthropological study sheds light on the eating habits of Roman gladiators

Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors found during excavations in the ancient city of Ephesos. [More]
Penn State scientists find that mitochondrial disease more prevalent in older moms

Penn State scientists find that mitochondrial disease more prevalent in older moms

The discovery of a "maternal age effect" by a team of Penn State scientists that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells -- and the transmission of these mutations to children -- could provide valuable insights for genetic counseling. [More]
Law experts, psychiatrists discuss legal changes that affect evidence in murder cases

Law experts, psychiatrists discuss legal changes that affect evidence in murder cases

Law experts from the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies at Northumbria University have discussed with psychiatrists the legal changes that affect their evidence in murder cases. [More]
Women survivors of sexual abuse may suffer emotional distress during pelvic examination

Women survivors of sexual abuse may suffer emotional distress during pelvic examination

Women who have a history of violent sexual abuse may suffer emotional distress during a routine pelvic examination. Healthcare providers would benefit from greater awareness of symptoms predictive of examination-related distress in this patient population, according to a study published in Violence and Gender, a new peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
DNA Diagnostics Center launches new Paternity Test Kit

DNA Diagnostics Center launches new Paternity Test Kit

DNA Diagnostics Center, the world's largest DNA Paternity Testing Company, announces the launch of a new Paternity Test Kit to be sold in national retail stores, expanding the company's reach in the marketplace. [More]
Neogen's first quarter net income increases 13%

Neogen's first quarter net income increases 13%

Neogen Corporation announced today that net income for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, was $8,883,000 — a 13% increase compared to net income of $7,839,000 in the first quarter of last year. [More]
Modern forensic analysis solves mystery of King Richard III's death

Modern forensic analysis solves mystery of King Richard III's death

New research led by the University of Leicester in the UK gives a blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III’s body at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485. Modern forensic analysis of the King’s skeletal remains reveals that three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly—two to the skull and one to the pelvis. [More]

New report identifies ways to improve mental health training, education for police personnel

A new report released yesterday by the Mental Health Commission of Canada identifies ways to improve the mental health training and education that police personnel receive. [More]

ChemImage to present a workshop on hyperspectral imaging at ANZFSS 2014

ChemImage will present a workshop focused on hyperspectral imaging at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society's 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia. Forensic Scientists will be in attendance for discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination procedures. [More]
First Edition: August 19, 2014

First Edition: August 19, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including stories about a how a hospital system's data was hacked, involving as many as 4.5 million patients' records. [More]
Researchers delve into bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III

Researchers delve into bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III

A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. [More]

Cerilliant offers nine new stable isotope-labeled internal standards of 2C amines

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is pleased to announce that the Cerilliant® brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing business segment now offers nine new stable isotope-labeled internal standards of 2C amines including deuterium and 13C labeling. [More]
Proper seat belt use is crucial in saving children's lives

Proper seat belt use is crucial in saving children's lives

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. [More]
Potential health concerns, but limited data on electronic cigarettes safety

Potential health concerns, but limited data on electronic cigarettes safety

Electronic cigarettes (ECIGs) are booming in popularity-but there's still only limited evidence on their potential health risks, or their advertised benefits in helping people to quit smoking, according to a research review in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. [More]