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Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Ethic

Subject Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Ethic
 Professor: Hiroshi Ikegaya
Associate Professor:   Kaori Shintani
Lecturer:       Hiroaki Ichioka
Assistant Professor:Hiroki Kondou
Research Contents
1.Geographical identification of unidentified cadaver.
2.Age estimation of cadavers based on biochemical markers.
3.Forensic drug analysis.
4.Molecular mechanisms of muscle atrophy in aging or chronic alcohol abuse.
5.  Fundamental research on pH of cadavers.
6.The relationship between age and bone area ratio of the dead body.
7.Age at death estimation of cadavers using Raman spectroscopy of the skin.
8.  Investigation of personal identification methods using machine learning.
9.Development of a postmortem interval estimation based on microbiome analysis of cadavers.
10.Investigation of skin texture with a high risk of infection (long survival time of bacteria) using cadaver skin.
11.Age estimation of cadavers based on skin elasticity.
12.Research of pathological findings in conjunction with lifestyle habits.
1.  Shintani-ishida K, Tsurumi R, Ikegaya H.
Decrease in the expression of muscle-specific miRNAs, miR-133a and miR-1, in myoblasts with replicative senescence.
PLOS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280527 (2023)
2.  Kondou H, Morohashi R, Kimura S, Idota N, Matsunari R, Ichioka H, Bandou R, Kawamoto M, Deng T, Ikegaya H.
Artificial intelligence-based forensic sex determination of East Asian cadavers from skull morphology.
Scientific Reports. vol. 13, Article number: 21026 (2023)  
3.  Ichioka H, Saito U, Shintani-Ishida K, Shirahase T, Idota N, Kanamura N, Ikegaya H.
Application of Teeth in Toxicological Analysis of Decomposed Cadavers Using a Carbamazepine-Administered Rat Model.
Diagnostics 2023, 13(2), 311.
4.  Kondou H, Morohashi R, Ichioka H, Bandou R, Matsunari R, Kawamoto M, Idota N, Deng T, Kimura S, Ikegaya H.
Deep Neural Networks-Based Age Estimation of Cadavers Using CT Imaging of Vertebrae.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(6), 4806.

602-8566 Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Kajii-cho,
Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, JAPAN