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New method to detect blood in fingerprints

Monday 24 October 2016

Dr Simona Francese

Police cold case reviews could benefit from a new technique developed by scientists from Sheffield Hallam University that can allow for the detection and visualisation of blood in fingerprints.

Researchers from the University's Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) have been using Advanced Mass Spectrometry to identify blood-specific proteins in fingermarks and stains and the method has been shown to be applicable to palm prints as old as nine years as well as to 30-year-old stains.

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