Timothy J. E. Harrison

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Supplementary food given to birds can have contemporary effects by reducing the risk of starvation, increasing survival and altering movements and reproductive performance. There is, however, a widely held perception that birds benefit from extra food over winter, but that it is better that they 'look after themselves' during breeding. Here we describe a(More)
Samples of serum, tissue and faeces from two pig herds in England were examined for hepatitis E virus by reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), and a virus strain from each herd was partially sequenced. Eleven of 42 faecal samples and 16 of 21 tissue samples from two pigs were positive for the virus by RT-PCR. Analysis of two unique but closely related(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a multisystem disease, the pathogenesis of which remains undetermined. AIMS To test the hypothesis that there are reproducible abnormalities of gene expression in patients with CFS compared with normal healthy persons. METHODS To gain further insight into the pathogenesis of this disease, gene expression was(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the principal cause of enterically-transmitted, non-A, non-B hepatitis and has been associated with excess mortality in pregnant women infected during epidemics. Molecular cloning of the viral genome led to the development of diagnostic tests, including enzyme immunoassays for antibody and RT-PCR for viral RNA. Candidate vaccines(More)
Food availability influences multiple stages of the breeding cycle of birds, and supplementary feeding has helped in its understanding. Most supplementation studies have reported advancements of laying, whilst others, albeit less numerous, have also demonstrated fitness benefits such as larger clutches, shorter incubation periods, and greater hatching(More)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterised by disabling fatigue of at least 6 months duration, which is accompanied by various rheumatological, infectious and neuropsychiatric symptoms. A collaborative study group has been formed to deal with the current areas for development in CFS research--namely, to develop an understanding of the(More)
Corrosion is well known to reduce the structural integrity of aluminium alloy aircraft components. In addition, it can cause early fatigue failures in components in which fatigue is not considered to be a life limiting factor. This is because corrosion damage, such as corrosion pits, is up to 100 times the size of the inclusions intrinsic in most aerospace(More)
Hepatitis B virus core antigen (HBcAg) has been used as a carrier for expression and presentation of a variety of heterologous viral epitopes in particulate form. The aim of this study was to produce hybrid antigens comprising HBcAg and an immunogenic epitope of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). A direct comparison was made of amino and carboxyl terminal(More)