ICFSH 3rd International Conference on Food Sciences and Health

26-28 November 2016; Sydney Australia

2016 3rd International Conference on Food Sciences and Health (ICFSH 2016) will be held during November 26-28, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

ICFSH 2016 is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Food Sciences and Health. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Food Sciences and Health related techniques.

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Secret Garden Party pioneers drugs testing service for festivalgoers

The Guardian UK Libby Brooks 24 July 2016

An independent music festival in Cambridgeshire has become the first UK event of its kind to offer people the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to establish their content before they take them.  while some festivalgoers had been suspicious of the involvement of local police, many were used to similar testing facilities provided at music events in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Digital autopsies – how body scanners can transform forensic pathology

E&T Louise Murray Volume 11 Issue 7; 12 July 2016

A quiet revolution is happening in Switzerland, where visionary forensic scientists have joined forces with engineers, radiologists, computer scientists and roboticists to integrate the latest developments in 3D imagery and radiological medical scanning – CT and MRI – and apply them to the understanding of death and its causes. This is the Virtopsy project.

Read more:  http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2016/07/virtopsy-forensics.cfm

New expert panel hoping to unlock mysteries of undiagnosed diseases

ABC News Claire Moodie 24 July 2016

A new panel of specialists in Western Australia has been brought together to tackle undiagnosed, complex diseases.  Director of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program, clinical geneticist, Gareth Baynam said diagnoses would allow treatments to be targetted.  Perth’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program is the first in the country, but the movement is spreading to other states.

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Home HIV tests coming to Australia

Brisbane Times Julie Medew 24 July 2016

An HIV test that can be purchased without a prescription could soon be available in Australia, allowing people to privately get a result within 15 minutes.

CEO of Australian company Atomo Diagnostics, John Kelly, said he was hoping Atomo would become the first to sell HIV tests directly to consumers in Australia, so people don’t have to go to clinics and potentially wait days for a result.

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Mount Isa Caravan explosion questions remain one year on

Brisbane Times Jorge Branco 23 July 2016

When a caravan blew up in a Mount Isa backyard on July 28, killing a father and two kids in an apparent double-murder suicide, many thought it was just the ever-present mine blasts.  A year on, police believe Charlie Hinder, 39, planned the explosion to kill “outgoing” Nyobi, 7, and “wide-eyed, curious” River, 4.  But they don’t know why.

The Coroner is still investigating and hasn’t decided whether an inquest will be needed to examine the tragedy.

Read more:  http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/mount-isa-caravan-explosion-questions-remain-one-year-on-20160721-gqaxic.html

Hunt for a killer beyond the grave

Courier Mail Peter Michael 23 July 2016 pp. 22-23

Police have named a slain gangster, Chris Dunlea,as the new “prime suspect” in the murders of of Vicki Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy near Atherton in 1991.

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