Guilty or innocent? In virtual courtrooms, the absence of non-verbal cues may threaten justice

Since the beginning of the health crisis, Canadian courts, like those in other countries, have been making a technological shift. The number of proceedings filed online have increased and the same holds for virtual trials. Although their use appears legitimate during the pandemic, video communications applications such as Skype or Zoom are hindering the role […]

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Serial killer fan ‘dismembered woman’s body in flat of horrors containing gory masks’

A murder victim’s body was cut into 11 pieces after she was lured to her killers’ “flat of horrors” which contained stuffed creatures, snakes and “gory” home-made masks, a court has heard. Julia Rawson died at the home of horror film fan Nathan Maynard-Ellis and his boyfriend, David Leesley, jurors were told. Prosecutors allege 25-year-old […]

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Effects of acute and chronic graft-versus-myelodysplastic syndrome on outcomes following cell transplantation

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a bone marrow failure disorder characterized by intractable cytopenia and dysplastic hematological changes. MDS has a varied clinical course, with some patients remaining asymptomatic with mild cytopenia for a long time, while others show progressive leukemia a short time after the diagnosis. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is considered the only curative […]

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