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NIST Research Chemist Named 'Sammies' Finalist

May 18, 2021 — The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that Research Chemist Edward Sisco, PhD, has been named a finalist in the Emerging Leaders category of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (a.k.a. "the Sammies" — known as the "Oscars" of government service).

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Webinar: Developing an Unbiased Culture in the Lab

May 18, 2021 — The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is bringing back its Train the Director webinar series for 2021, part of a collaborative effort with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. The next installment, "Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory," is coming up on Wednesday, May 26 at 1 pm ET.

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Five Women Lead Nation's Top Forensic Anthropology Center

April 20, 2021 — The Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is renowned for its work in studying what happens to the body after death. It is also now run by five forensic anthropologists, all women.

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New Science in Fight Against Killer Drugs

April 20, 2021 — NIST researchers are giving law enforcement and public health experts new tools to combat fentanyl and other synthetic drugs.

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Marijuana Intoxication: Are Sobriety Tests and THC Levels Reliable Indicators?

April 20, 2021 — A study performed by NIJ-supported researchers from RTI International found that THC levels in biofluids (i.e. blood, urine, and oral fluid) were not reliable indicators of marijuana intoxication for study participants.

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NIJ Seeks Applications for Presentations at IACA 2021

April 20, 2021 — The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a call-for-presentations competition to find the most innovative ideas and cutting-edge research for the International Association of Crime Analysts 2021 Conference.

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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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