Just Liver Die_Drugs_045

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In episode four of our Drugs Season, Just Science interviews Dr. Carl Wolf, from the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University to discuss his NIJ funded research, titled "Liver Doesn't DIE, or at least its Enzymes, and Other Useful Information Discovered while Evaluating the Effect of Sample Preparation Techniques on Matrix Effects and Absolute Recovery of Opiates in Liver Tissue using UPLC-MS/MS." Stay tuned as we discuss the challenges associated with post-mortem work in forensic toxicology to dispel incorrect assumptions associated with how the human body functions in death. Is your liver dead if the cells are still living? Listen along as we explore this question, novel psychoactive substances and more on forensic toxicology and body fluids. This episode was recorded at the America Academy of Forensic Sciences 2018 annual meeting where Carl presented the research at the NIJ R&D Symposium. If you missed his talk please visit forensiccoe.org to watch the archival. This season is funded by the National Institute of Justice's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

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