Michelle Buckingham killing among 40 cold cases with missing evidence

Sydney Morning Herald Tammy Mills November 20, 2014

Evidence in up to 40 Victorian cold case murders has been destroyed, including exhibits for the murder of Shepparton teenager Michelle Buckingham currently before court.
Fairfax Media has been told police made the decision to destroy old exhibits for 30 to 40 cold case murders when evidence was moved to a new building in the 1990s.
Exhibits lost include those relating to the 30-year-old Buckingham case, which is being heard before the Shepparton Magistrates Court this week after fresh charges were laid for the teenager’s death earlier this year.

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Ebola outbreak: $5.7m pledged for blood plasma trials

BBC News

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $5.7m towards a programme to increase production of experimental Ebola treatments in Guinea and other affected countries.
The programme will focus on treatments derived from the blood of survivors.
The foundation also said the grant would be used to evaluate new experimental drugs.

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Man dies in gyrocopter crash near Gatton

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva November 21, 2014

A man has died in a gyrocopter crash near Gatton.
A witness called fire crews at 1.17pm to say there had been a possible crash at Lefthand Branch, about 80 kilometres south-west of Ipswich.
However police later confirmed that it was a gyrocopter and one man at the scene was dead.
It is not known whether there are other injuries.

Read at source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/man-dies-in-gyrocopter-crash-near-gatton-20141121-11rfbb.html

Hunter Marr: Inquest into death of boy following hospital discharge begins

ABC News Francene Norton 21 November 2014

The mother of a young boy who died less than 24 hours after being released from a Brisbane hospital has broken down in court as she recounted the events leading up to his death.
A coronial inquest has begun into the death of nine-year-old Gold Coast boy Hunter Marr, who died the day after being discharged from hospital.
Hunter was taken to the Mater Children’s Hospital in January with breathing difficulties, but was sent home.
His condition deteriorated the next morning and he was pronounced dead at the Logan Hospital.

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New CSIRO software opens Windows to science

CSIRO Media 27 October 2014

New software which offers scientists and researchers an easy way to analyse, model and visualise scientific datasets has been released by CSIRO.
The free software, known as Workspace, is purpose-built for scientific applications and allows researchers to present their findings through stunning visualisations.

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Serious assault charges, Fortitude Valley

Qld Police Media November 21, 2014

Police have charged a man in relation to an alleged incident in Fortitude Valley on Monday.
Around 2.10pm police were called to an address on Brunswick Street after receiving reports of a man falling from a balcony on the third floor.
The 45-year-old man sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
A 28-year-old Brisbane man was charged with grievous bodily harm and deprivation of liberty. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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Medical marijuana: effects on epilepsy need to be tested, expert tells Brisbane symposium

ABC News Matt Eaton 20 November 2014

Testing marijuana’s effectiveness as an epilepsy treatment will be no easy accomplishment, a Brisbane symposium has heard.
But Griffith University neurologist and researcher Professor Roy Beran told the Queensland Epilepsy Symposium on Thursday tests were essential because there was no other effective treatment for some epileptic syndromes.

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