Samantha Michelle Walker

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BACKGROUND Whilst qPCR provides an extremely powerful tool for genetic analysis, some applications such as multiplexing variant alleles (eg SNPs, point mutations or deletions), remain challenging using current primer/probe systems. The novel design features of PlexPrimers allow sensitive, multiplexed analysis of variant alleles even when these are tightly(More)
Mycoplasma genitalium is a cause of non-gonoccocal urethritis (NGU) in men and cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Recent international data also indicated that the first line treatment, 1 gram stat azithromycin therapy, for M. genitalium is becoming less effective, with the corresponding emergence of macrolide resistant strains. Increasing(More)
A BSTRACT Background: Grass pollen immunotherapy is highly effective in reducing seasonal hay fever symptoms and medication requirements. Clinical improvement is accompanied by a reduction in nasal mucosal eosi-nophils, although the mechanism is unknown. Methods: Nasal biopsies were taken from 37 adults before immunotherapy and during the peak pollen season(More)
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