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TB Can Survive in Human Remains for 36 Days

Anatomy and mortuary staff face a risk of contracting infectious disease when exposed to human remains and new research in Clinical Anatomy reveals that Mycobacterium tuberculosi (MTB) can survive within the host up to 36 days after death.

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Collecting Footwear and Tire Impressions in Snow

A free online course, "Collecting Footwear and Tire Impressions in Snow," will air January 29, 2014, from 1-2 pm ET.

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Study: CT Scans & Unidentified Remains

A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial surgeons.

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Crime Scene Imaging: A Practitioner's Perspective

An online discussion, "Crime Scene Imaging: A Practitioner's Perspective," is now archived online and available to view for free.

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Conference Scholarships Available

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded funding to support 10 scholarships for sworn law enforcement professionals to attend our 2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trafficking in Seattle, Washington

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Video: CyberLock Electronic Access Control System

The CyberLock electronic access control system is the perfect solution for any entity seeking to increase security and key control.

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Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites

SKELETONIZED REMAINS that were carefully unearthed from the desert sands of Iraq tell their own story: the bones of an adult, still dressed in a woman’s apparel, lie supine. The skull is perforated by a bullet hole. Tucked in the space between the ribs and the left humerus is a much smaller skeleton, bones in the skull un-fused, and the fully clothed body partially swaddled in a blanket.

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