Lindsay Hawkins

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Complex microbial communities remain poorly characterized despite their ubiquity and importance to human and animal health, agriculture, and industry. Attempts to describe microbial communities by either traditional microbiological methods or molecular methods have been limited in both scale and precision. The availability of genomics technologies offers an(More)
BACKGROUND Surveys of the prevalence of allergic diseases associated with domestic allergens (eg, asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, eczema, and dermatitis) are usually undertaken in restricted geographic areas. They are often based on specific demographic subgroups (eg, children) or are derived from treatment data (eg, GP consultations). Causal factors are(More)
Carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations (COHb) have been measured in groups of individuals smoking while engaged in different activities. The three groups chosen (meat porters, office workers, and pregnant women) had finger-prick blood samples taken at about six hours into their working day. COHb was measured by the method of Commins and Lawther (1965), a method(More)
Non-cholesterol-fed rabbits were exposed to carbon monoxide at concentrations in air of either 200, 2000, or 4000 parts per million (=0.02, 0.2 or 0.4%, vol/vol). Using the same criteria for intimal damage as in earlier morphological studies, no histotoxic effect on intimal/subintimal morphology of coronary arteries or the aorta could be demonstrated, when(More)