Bruker Forensic
June 2022

New Study Shows MRI can Perform Forensic Age Estimation on Human Teeth

FAE involves measuring certain aspects of a person’s teeth and comparing these findings to reference values. Tooth development is mostly complete by 13 years of age. Third molar (wisdom teeth) eruption occurs between 17–21 years of age but does not occur in every person. Therefore, FAE is generally focused on degenerative tooth characteristics.

Analyzing Post-Mortem Changes of Metabolites by NMR

Forensic science is a key tool in courts of law; it provides scientific evidence that can be crucial in achieving a conviction or acquittal. The evidence it can provide includes fingerprint identification, DNA profiling, blood stain pattern analysis, and time of death or the post-mortem interval (PMI).