Forensic Medicine and Human Cell Research

New Perspective and Bioethics

  • Takaki Ishikawa

Part of the Current Human Cell Research and Applications book series (CHCRA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Takako Sato, Koichi Suzuki
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tomoya Ikeda, Naoto Tani, Tomomi Michiue, Takaki Ishikawa
    Pages 13-27
  4. Naoto Tani, Tomoya Ikeda, Shigeki Oritani, Tomomi Michiue, Takaki Ishikawa
    Pages 29-43
  5. Risa Kudo, Katsuya Yuui, Katsuhiko Hatake
    Pages 45-64
  6. Minori Nishiguchi, Hajime Nishio
    Pages 65-81
  7. Aya Matsusue, Shin-ichi Kubo
    Pages 105-121
  8. Dong Zhao
    Pages 123-146
  9. Naoto Tani, Tomoya Ikeda, Shigeki Oritani, Tomomi Michiue, Takaki Ishikawa
    Pages 147-157
  10. Tomoya Ikeda, Naoto Tani, Takaki Ishikawa
    Pages 159-164

About this book


This volume reviews the application of biochemical and molecular pathologies, which are based on conventional pathomorphology, toxicology, and DNA analysis technologies, not only to autopsies but also to the field of clinical medicine in general.

The systematic and integrated use of biochemical, immmunohistochemical, and molecular pathology, toxicology, DNA analysis, and cell culture investigations reinforces the pathophysiological diagnostic criteria in a forensic autopsy for clinical diagnosis. The use of these technologies can help to determine the cause and process of death and characterize the functional pathophysiological changes in the body that occur during the death process. Recently, the systematization of the latest supplemental tests, diagnostic methods, and quality control has allowed us to conduct comprehensive data collection and analysis for a range of diseases.

This book presents the latest findings on the pathology of a broad range of human diseases, based on data concerning postmortem biochemistry and molecular biology collected from approximately 1000 people. Further, it puts forward a code of ethics for undertaking pathophysiological research and describes research techniques for uncovering pathophysiological mechanisms. As such, it offers a unique resource for researchers in the field of forensic medicine and pathology, and for clinicians.


Molecular Pathology Pathophysiology Forensic biochemistry Forensic toxicology DNA analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Takaki Ishikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Legal MedicineOsaka City University Medical SchoolOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2296-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2297-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-073X
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0748
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