Patrick Leech

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In controlled environment experiments, ascospores of Leptosphaeria maculans (stem canker) infected oilseed rape (cv. Nickel) leaves and caused phoma leaf spots at temperatures from 8°C to 24°C and leaf wetness durations from 8 h to 72 h. The conditions that produced the greatest numbers of leaf spot lesions were a leaf wetness duration of 48 h at 20°C;(More)
In a group of 211 schoolchildren in Queensland less than 12 years of age, the mean total melanocytic nevus (mole) count was 28 (median 19), and the mean count for raised nevi was 11 (median 8). The upper aspect of the back and chest were the most commonly affected sites, with the neck being the third. Boys had significantly (p less than 0.01) more(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic activity of ibuprofen against paracetamol using a simple pain model. DESIGN A double-blind study. SETTING Twenty general practitioners in Harare, Zimbabwe. PATIENTS Adults with acute sore throat of a maximum of two days' duration. INTERVENTIONS One hundred and thirteen patients with acute pain associated with(More)
A study of anthelmintic treatments received by 40,000 cattle during 1978 on a random sample of 240 farms in England and Wales showed that most were given against gastrointestinal nematodes for purposes of prophylaxis. Analysis of the data indicates that of an estimated pounds 15m spent on anthelmintics and their administration, most was far less effectively(More)
Micropatterning of surfaces with varying chemical, physical and topographical properties usually requires a number of fabrication steps. Herein, we describe a micropatterning technique based on plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) that deposits both protein resistant and protein repellent surface chemistries in a single step. The resulting(More)
We have developed a technique to create 50μm-deep microwells coated with a reactive and robust thin film, which withstands photolithographic processing, and allows for subsequent chemical functionalisation with biological cues (i.e. peptides). First, plasma polymerisation of 1-bromopropane was used to generate a bromine-functionalised thin film (BrPP) on a(More)