Fiona Fleming

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Whereas the infant gut microbiome is the subject of intense study, relatively little is known regarding the nares microbiome in newborns and during early life. This study aimed to survey the typical composition and diversity of human anterior nare microflora for developing infants over time, and to explore how these correlate to their primary caregivers.(More)
Vestibulospinal neurons in the medial and descending vestibular nuclei have widespread bilateral terminations in the upper cervical spinal cord. These terminations arise from axons travelling in several funiculi, including the ventromedial, ventrolateral, lateral, and dorsolateral funiculi in addition to the dorsal columns. The purpose of the present study(More)
When the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) began to support national programs integrating their neglected tropical disease (NTD) program activities, the expected impact on individual disease-specific programs was unclear, particularly with respect to program financing and coverage. To assess this impact, data were collected by NTD program(More)
Food allergies are increasing globally, including numbers of allergens, the sensitization rate, and the prevalence rate. To protect food-allergic individuals in the community, food allergies need to be appropriately managed. This paper describes current Australian food allergen management practices. In Australia, the prevalence of food allergies, the(More)
The Allergen Bureau was established in 2005 and is funded by membership from the Australian and New Zealand food industry. The industry developed Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling is a resource to ensure consistency in manufacturing practices and labelling. VITAL (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling) is a risk tool that was developed(More)
The effect of feeding a low fibre, high starch diet in early lactation on the incidence of laminitis and sole ulcers in Friesian dairy cows was studied. After calving the herd had been divided and fed one of two diets. Cows fed the low fibre, high starch ration had a 68 per cent incidence of clinical laminitis and a 64 per cent incidence of sole ulcers.(More)
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