Advanced Mass Spectrometry Method Could Give Forensic Entomologists Faster Fly IDs
Identifying the species of blow flies that colonize a corpse is a critical step in forensic entomology investigations, but it typically requires rearing collected fly larvae to adults first. However, a new "real time" method for conducting mass spectrometry could allow maggot specimens to be analyzed and identified in a matter of minutes—even up to six species at a time from the same sample.
“People Want to Hear From Scientists”: Q&A With Mary Roach, Science Writer
An interview with science writer and author Mary Roach, speaker at the ESA 2017 Plenary Session
Maggots, Math, and More: Get to Know the Job of a Forensic Entomologist
By Denise Gemmellaro This is the third in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Read earlier posts in the series and stay tuned for future posts in the coming […]
Zombies vs. Insects? The Living Dead Wouldn’t Stand a Chance
What’s that you say? This blog post has a sensationalist headline? Well, come on, it’s Saturday and Halloween will soon be here, so what the hell, right? Over at the […]