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Its nothing like CSI
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Fri, Nov 4, 2011
Forensic analyst lectures at Austin College SHERMAN, TEXAS Televised crime dramas make it seem like lab technicians work in trendy darkened rooms, often are called to crime scenes, and can find the DNA evidence to put any criminal away for goodbut forensic analyst Amy Smuts 95 said her job isnt much like that. We dont do things like they do on TV, she said. I dont watch the show [CSI] because it makes me angry. Thats not what my life is like! Smuts gave her lecture, The Many Trials of a Forensic Analyst, to a full room at Austin College on October 27. The lecture is part of a series in the Colleges Century of Science celebration of...
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Learn from statistics to avoid being one
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Sat, Oct 22, 2011
October 22, 2011 MILLEDGEVILLE Its often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This old adage is true even when were behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 16 percent of all fatal accidents on our nations roadways could be pinpointed as a direct result of driver distraction. Earlier this week, this sobering message was brought a little closer to home for students, faculty and staff of the local campus of Central Georgia Technical College as part of the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour. Making stops at college campuses all over the country, the tour features a virtual driver...
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UNT Lab in Fort Worth helping to identify Gacy victims
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Fri, Oct 14, 2011
Fort Worth Star TelegramThe unidentified remains of eight victims are undergoing DNA testing at the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification at the request of authorities in Cook County, Ill., where Gacy killed 33 young men and boys.
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Kissing bugs cause life threatning disease in Texas
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Fri, Oct 7, 2011
Kissing bugs cause life threatning disease in Texas Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin. Weve been studying this for four years now, and this year the number of disease-causing insects is quite amazing, says Sahotra Sarkar, professor of integrative biology and philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin and lead author of a paper on the disease published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Endemic to rural areas of Latin America, Chagas...
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Chagas disease may be a threat in South Texas, says researcher
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011
Date:10/6/2011 AUSTIN, TexasChagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin. "We've been studying this for four years now, and this year the number of disease-causing insects is quite amazing," says Sahotra Sarkar, professor of integrative biology and philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin and lead author of a paper on the disease published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Endemic to rural areas of Latin America, Chagas disease is often...
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