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Many people prone to remembering false events, research reveals

Many people are prone to 'remembering' events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick. [More]
World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

World traveler resumes active lifestyle after partial knee replacement surgery

David Morris of Alexandria, Virginia has a fascinating job that takes him all over the world. So when arthritis and unrelenting knee pain put a crimp in his active lifestyle, he thought it was time to consider knee replacement. [More]
Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

Study reveals new insights into drug-caused deaths among health care professionals

An Australian-first study conducted by Monash University has found that from 2003-2013 nearly five deaths per 1000 employed Australian health care professionals were caused by drugs, with a significant association between specific professions and drug type. [More]
New technique for identifying illicit drugs can provide high sensitivity and rapid results

New technique for identifying illicit drugs can provide high sensitivity and rapid results

For the identification of illicit drugs in forensic toxicological casework, analysis can be delayed and potentially compromised due to lengthy sample preparation. However a new technique has been developed that can provide high sensitivity and fast results. [More]
New technique quickly and cheaply detects illegal designer drugs

New technique quickly and cheaply detects illegal designer drugs

A new technique has been identified that quickly and cheaply recognizes illegal designer drugs that normally evade detection. [More]
Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of... [More]
Scanning people's brains with fMRI more effective at spotting lies than traditional polygraph test

Scanning people's brains with fMRI more effective at spotting lies than traditional polygraph test

When it comes to lying, our brains are much more likely to give us away than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate, new evidence from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests. [More]
Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nanoparticles enter the organism in a number of ways. In most cases through inhalation and ingestion. When inhaled, the majority of them are expelled with the next breath. When ingested, most of them are gotten rid of through feces. [More]
Researchers develop new analytical capabilities to identify chemical forms of mercury in human hair

Researchers develop new analytical capabilities to identify chemical forms of mercury in human hair

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin present in our daily lives and our body can accumulate it over the years. Food consumption, such as fish and rice, is the most common source of mercury exposure. [More]
Genevac’s miVac DNA concentrator improves forensic sample preparation

Genevac’s miVac DNA concentrator improves forensic sample preparation

Genevac report on a paper by UK researchers describing use of its miVac DNA concentrator to provide reliable and efficient sample preparation in the development of a novel forensic method to detect diclofenac residues in vultures and livestock animals. [More]
Tgen-NAU researchers produce anthrax genome sequence from victims of 1979 outbreak

Tgen-NAU researchers produce anthrax genome sequence from victims of 1979 outbreak

A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR. [More]
Advances in brain research since patient HM: an interview with Dr Jacopo Annese

Advances in brain research since patient HM: an interview with Dr Jacopo Annese

Jacopo Annese, President and CEO of the Institute for Brain and Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to democratizing neuroscience and making neuroscience tools and knowledge about the brain more available to the public, discusses his work on the Human Brain Library. [More]
Females working in forensic science labs report high stress levels than male counterparts

Females working in forensic science labs report high stress levels than male counterparts

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they're also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University criminologist. [More]
Wake Forest Baptist scientists test prototype CEW with cardiac biomonitoring capability

Wake Forest Baptist scientists test prototype CEW with cardiac biomonitoring capability

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a prototype conducted electrical weapon (CEW) capable of recording a subject's heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges. [More]
Researchers find differences between the brains of criminal and non-criminal psychopaths

Researchers find differences between the brains of criminal and non-criminal psychopaths

A strong focus on reward combined with a lack of self-control appears to be linked to the tendency to commit an offence. [More]

Forensic study finds link between bone mineral density and minimum diameter size of entry wound

A proof-of-concept study from North Carolina State University finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking to identify the caliber of firearms that have been used to commit murder. [More]
New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Puritan wins two new U.S. patents to strengthen position in flocked swab technology

Puritan wins two new U.S. patents to strengthen position in flocked swab technology

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of single¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock and PurFlock Ultra swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively. [More]

Puritan introduces new line of liquid, agar gel collection devices for bacteriological applications

Puritan Medical Products, North America's largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, is pleased to announce Opti-Tranz and Opti-Tranz Plus, a brand new line of traditional liquid and agar gel collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications. [More]
W. Nuhsbaum to provide Leica microscopy and digital imaging solutions in Tennessee

W. Nuhsbaum to provide Leica microscopy and digital imaging solutions in Tennessee

Leica Microsystems, a technology leader with a 160-year history of providing best-in-class precision microscopy and digital micro-imaging solutions, announces a strategic expansion in its market representation in Tennessee. [More]
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