Pain in the foot?
The Star-Telegram’s Ask a Doctor column featured UNTHSC podiatry specialist Dr. Alan Garrett, who trod into the subject of plantar’s fasciitis, noting that 10 percent of the population may experience this painful affliction of the foot.
Cold cases are hot news
The Center for Human Identification helped solve a 28-year-old murder in Nevada when DNA analysis linked a body found in 1979 with Tammy Vincent, who went missing earlier that year. Vincent’s DNA was linked to samples taken from her mother and sister, then entered into the FBI’s CODIS database. The story appeared on CBS5, KTVU, as well as foxreno.com. Our Center for Human Identification continues to actively support the collection of DNA samples from the families of missing persons in order to solve cold cases.
From coast to coast
A crew from WINK-TV filmed our DNA Lab on Sept. 25 for a story on eight skeletons found near Ft. Myers, Fla. And, the Register Guard, MSNBC.com, seattlePI.com and oregonlive.com reported on the identification of a mother and her 14-month-old daughter who went missing from Eugene, Ore., in 1987. DNA results from family members linked the missing persons to bodies and parts found in Washington rivers.
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