Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

Libyan plan to trace mass graves and missing people


New Scientist
As Libyans celebrate the fall of Muammar Gaddafi following his death last week, the country’s transitional government has already set up a commission that it says will ensure the transparent and orderly exhumation and identification of bodies from mass graves.

Pressure BioSciences’ core pressure cycling technology to become scientific “investigators choice”


Pressure BioSciences (PBI) (NASDAQ:PBIO) is a company operating in the life sciences market, whose pressure cycling technology (PCT) used to extract cell components has a myriad of potential target industries, and according to CEO Richard T. Schumacher, is among the most under-appreciated businesses listed on the Nasdaq today, with enormous growth potential.

Texas State dedicates new forensic anthropology lab


A new multi-purpose facility housing a forensic anthropology research laboratory was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Texas State University Thursday, Oct. 20.

Judge Considers DNA Tests for Convicted Killer


New York Times
HOUSTON (AP) — Just weeks away from execution, a Texas death row inmate is asking the courts to force prosecutors to turn over knives and clothing that were never tested for DNA, claiming that the evidence could show he didn’t kill his girlfriend and her sons nearly two decades ago.

Fund shortage stalls rape probes for a year


MUMBAI: More than a year after three young girls were brutally raped and murdered in Nehru Nagar, two of the cases are yet to be solved. The police say their probe is stuck because the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina has not studied for months the hundreds of DNA samples of suspects they sent – ostensibly due to a scarcity of chemicals required for DNA profiling.