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Establishment of developmental charts for the larvae of the blow fly Calliphora vicina using quantile regression
Forensic Science International 248:1 (2015)We present for the first time local development data for the larval stages of a German C. vicina population. • A complex linear quantile mixed effect model was used. • We use 0...
Development of a candidate method for forensic microbial genotyping using multiplex pyrosequencing combined with a universal biotinylated pr...
We developed a method integrated multiplex pyrosequencing with a universal primer. Two multiplex pyrosequencing assays with a universal biotinylated primer were designed to analyze five SNPs located in four gene of E. coli O157:H7 strain. The accuracy of the established assays was validated by genot...
Raman spectroscopy offers great potential for the nondestructive confirmatory identification of body fluids.
Raman spectroscopy was used to compare body fluids commonly found at crime scenes in a nondestructive manner. The dry traces of semen, vaginal fluid, sweat, saliva, and blood were analyzed using confocal Raman microscopy with a 785-nm excitation. The results show that the five fluids can be differen...
Comparison on three classification techniques for sex estimation from the bone length of Asian children below 19 years old: An analysis usin...
Sex estimation is used in forensic anthropology to assist the identification of individual remains. However, the estimation techniques tend to be unique and applicable only to a certain population. This paper analyzed sex estimation on living individual child below 19 years old using the length of 1...
Positive doping results caused by the single-dose local injection of triamcinolone acetonide.
We obtained positive results for TA in 25 patients, and a positive result for T in one patient. Furthermore, the metabolic situation of TA, a long-acting glucocorticoid, was not an exact linear model. The highest concentrations of TA and T appeared 1-4h after injection. This information could be use...
First contribution of mites (Acari) to the forensic analysis of hanged corpses: a case study from Spain.
This case study from North Spain, highlights the importance of the collection of mites in addition to insects, from crime scenes or corpses subjected to environmental constraints that reduce or minimise insect activity, such as hanged corpses. In addition, this analysis highlights the relevance of a...
Lethal poisonings with AH-7921 in combination with other substances.
We report the death of two young individuals after ingestion of AH-7921 in combination with other psychoactive drugs. In the first case a young man died shortly after ingesting Internet drugs. Toxicological analysis of post mortem peripheral blood revealed AH-7921 (0.43 mg/L), 2-FMA (0.0069 mg/L) an...
Fall from height in a stairwell--mechanics and simulation analysis.
The range of problems considered in the biomechanical analysis of a fall from height has been presented. A complicated case of a fall in a stairwell was investigated, the analysis of which demonstrates the research scale and aspect multitude. The scope of the article was restricted to the analysis o...
Palynology and mycology provide separate classes of probative evidence from the same forensic samples: a rape case from southern England.
A young woman claimed to have been raped at night in a wooded strip of land 120 m from her home. The suspect refuted her claim and said that they had had consensual sexual relations on an area of short turf in a local park, 130 m distant from the alleged crime scene. Comparator samples from each pla...
Analysis of synthetic cathinones and associated psychoactive substances by ion mobility spectrometry.
We evaluate the performance of the standard (63)Ni ionization ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technique for the screening and identification of representative cathinones and associated psychoactive compounds. We discuss the effectiveness of the instrument as a screening tool for cathinones by the an...