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body farm

A research facility where human decomposition is studied in various settings, as a way of objectifying timing and circumstances of death from human remains.

Body farms in the US 
California University of Pennsylvania, Sam Houston State University, Texas State University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Western Carolina University.
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Sykes , Liverpool Body farm best WHAT a fuss over the body of Ian Brady - undertakers refused to handle it, nobody wanted him buried in case he was next to one of their own.
He has a biology degree and extensive training and work in emergency medicine and has done research at a body farm studying bacteria growth in human cadavers.
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She recently returned to her native Australia to establish that country's first body farm, a site where donated cadavers are left in the open so that the biochemical processes associated with their decay can be studied.
Texas Body Farm Researchers Use Corpses to Solve Crimes, by Ally Mutnick - Texas State University's Forensic Anthropology Center is home to about 50 donated human corpses, which are used in research that can help doctors identify bodies, rescuers find missing persons and law enforcement solve crimes.
The final part takes on death and includes photos of corpses at the University of Tennessee's Body Farm.
This leads to a profound discussion of the fearless work compiled in Mann's book What Remains, which includes photographs she took of dead bodies at the University of Tennessee forensic research facility known as the Body Farm, and of the photographs she took of the body of her father, who committed suicide to end a long illness.
The last time we met, three years ago, a bodyguard stood outside her London hotel suite throughout our interview and the security-conscious author - whose forensic mysteries, including Postmortem and The Body Farm, have sold more than 100 million copies and made her millions of dollars - admitted her fears are greater because she's seen so many crime scenes, and knows what one human being can do to another.
AP) -- A northeastern Wisconsin technical college plans to set up a so-called body farm to help forensic researchers study cold-weather decomposition, sparking questions from neighbors about flies, smells and plummeting property values.
I started in the beginning of this series with Carved in Bone, and I am still searching to obtain copies of the earlier Body Farm novels.
TVChoice The Body Farm (BBC1, 9pm) WE'RE loving this Waking the Dead spinoff series - even if the character played so brilliantly by Tara Fitzgerald in the original series doesn't seem to have much in common with the new Dr Eve Lockhart.