Christopher M. Becker

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Optical photometry is presented for the quadruple gravitational lens PG1115+080. A preliminary reduction of data taken from November 1995 to June 1996 gives component “C” leading component “B” by 23.7± 3.4 days and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02138 Department of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven CT(More)
In order to approximate as close as possible genuine clinical conditions, the sciatic nerve of the rat was divided and then repaired after a delay of one or seven days either by application of a biological glue or by an epiperineural suture technique. The metabolic activity of the sciatic nerve Schwann cells - whether located in the distal or the proximal(More)
The authors describe a flap with a pedicle derived from the dorsal branch of the ulnar artery. The ulnar artery gives rise to the dorsal ulnar artery 2 to 5 cm before the pisiform. This artery passes under the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, accompanied by the dorsal branch of the ulnar nerve. It supplies an area 10 to 20 cm long by 5 to 9 cm wide on the ulnar(More)
Optical photometry is presented for the quadruple gravitational lens PG 11151080. A preliminary reduction of data taken from 1995 November to 1996 June gives component C leading component B by 23.7 H 3.4 days and components A1 and A2 by 9.4 days. A range of models has been fitted to the image positions, none of which gives an adequate fit. The best-fitting(More)
Isaxonine phosphate (isopropylamino-2-pyrimidine phosphate), a neurotrophic agent, was tested on Schwann cell and muscle metabolism as evidenced by radiophosphate uptake in the inorganic phosphate and organic-bound acid-soluble phosphate fractions. It had no demonstrable effect either on sciatic nerve Schwann cells above and below an experimental crush or(More)
A new skin or fascial flap is described, based on the dorsal ulnar artery. In hundred fresh cadaveric forearms this vessel was constant with a diameter of 1 to 1.3 mm, passing dorsally from the ulnar artery deep to the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. It supplies the skin and the fascia in the distal two thirds of the ulnar side of the forearm (length from 9 to(More)
"This paper analyzes a multi-sectoral simulation model of the Indian economy designed to isolate the sources of Indian economic growth and urbanization since 1960. The model shares many common traits with other computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulation models, and its underlying framework is neoclassical. The model stresses spatial issues so that it(More)
A comparative study using 32P-labeling techniques on Schwann cell and skeletal muscle metabolism after repair of divided rat sciatic nerve by anastomosis with either microneurosurgical sutures or fibrinogen tissue adhesive shows no significant difference between the two repair modes. The successful measurement of functional muscle regeneration in the(More)
Peripheral nerve anastomoses using either epiperineurial sutures or a fibrinogen adhesive technique have been compared in the rat sciatic nerve model. Evaluation of results was made using radiolabelling of the metabolically active acid-soluble phosphate fractions of both nerve and muscle. In none of the situations tested--traumatic degeneration and(More)
Neuronotrophic factors (NTFs) directed to spinal cord motor neurons were collected in rats within silicone nerve regeneration chambers according to LONGO et al. (1983b). Unilateral addition of NTFs to the fibrin glue used for the repair of divided sciatic nerves improved locally nerve regeneration without affecting the controlateral side. Nerve regeneration(More)
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