Forensics & Toxicology - Combating Counterfeit Green Tea with Metabolomic Profiling
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  July 23, 2019  
  Forensics & Toxicology  
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#ALT# Raman Spectroscopy as a Universal Analytical Technique for Bodily Fluids

In this interview, Professor Igor K. Lednev discusses the potential of Raman spectroscopy to replace biochemical tests as a universal analytical technique for bodily fluids (biological stains) in forensic science. This interview conducted at Pittcon 2019.

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   Combating Counterfeit Green Tea with Metabolomic ProfilingCombating Counterfeit Green Tea with Metabolomic Profiling
 
Scientists have shown that not all green tea is equal and have devised a method to infer the geographic origin of consumer green tea products.
 
   ‘Liquid Forensics’ Could Lead to Safer Drinking Water, MU Study Finds‘Liquid Forensics’ Could Lead to Safer Drinking Water, MU Study Finds
 
Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. Now, nearly 30 years later, a team of scientists at the University of Missouri is using this same sonar technology as inspiration to develop a rapid, inexpensive way to determine whether the drinking water is safe to consume. Based on their results, the scientists said they can determine changes in the physical properties of liquids.
 
 

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 Analytical Techniques Employed in Microbial Forensics
 
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 Mass Spectrometry as a Tool in Forensic Science
 
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