It has been recently suggested that sufficiently accurate integrated circuit cross-talk simulations can be performed by computing the time evolution of electric fields both inside and outside three-dimensional integrated circuit conductors via a finite-difference dis-cretizat,ion of Laplace's equation. In this paper the same calculation is performed, but… (More)
Nipah virus, family Paramyxoviridae, caused disease in pigs and humans in peninsular Malaysia in 1998-99. Because Nipah virus appears closely related to Hendra virus, wildlife surveillance focused primarily on pteropid bats (suborder Megachiroptera), a natural host of Hendra virus in Australia. We collected 324 bats from 14 species on peninsular Malaysia.… (More)
In this paper we present a new approach to three-dimensional capacitance extraction based on a precorrected FFT scheme. The approach is compared to the now commonly used multipole-accelerated algorithms for a variety of structures, and the new method is shown to have substantial performance and memory advantages.
The possibility of incredibly cheap, fantastically large media for storage gives rise to a realistic LISP memory management scheme under which GC may be postponed for days, or even indefinitely; the idea is encapsulated in the acronym "DDI" --- "GC? Don't Do It!". Tertiary memory is used to archive pages of the LISP environment which are perhaps… (More)
Confirmed isolates of nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in England and Wales increased substantially from 1986 to 1994. Ribotyping of 121 isolates confirmed in 1995 showed that 90 were of a single strain isolated exclusively from the throat; none had previously been identified in toxigenic strains from U.K. or non-U.K. residents. The upward trend in… (More)
The aim of the study was to assess the completeness and accuracy of cancer registration for cutaneous malignant melanoma. The study was conducted in seven health districts in England and one health board in Scotland from 1987 to 1989 with a total resident population of 3.6 million. Records from pigmented lesion clinics and pathology laboratories collected… (More)
The contribution of host-derived growth factors to tumour growth in vivo was studied using the transplantable murine mammary carcinoma, MT1, grown in syngeneic mice. Promotion of growth of the mammary carcinoma by a factor(s) from the host was evident in experiments in which the carcinoma cells were inoculated intraperitoneally. In this environment, tumours… (More)