Paul G. Whiting

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Data-flow refers both to a language-level paradigm of computation and to a family of processor architectures based on this paradigm. This article elaborates data-flow language issues and the evolution of data-flow languages. In considering limits to the expressive power of these languages, underlying architectural issues are discussed. Although the article(More)
In order to elucidate a previously reported discrepancy in the ratio of the lignin concentration in the middle lamella to that in the secondary wall as determined by ultraviolet (UV) microscopy and bromination combined with EDXA, the ultraviolet absorptivity of the lignin and the lignin reactivity towards bromination were compared for black spruce wood(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the association among BMI and lipid hydroperoxide (LH), total antioxidant status (TAS), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and reduced glutathione (GSH). Ninety (n = 90) healthy males and females (n = 23/67) (29 normal weight (BMI: 22.74 +/- 0.25 kg/m(2)), 36 overweight (BMI: 27.18 +/- 0.23 kg/m(2)), and 25 obese (33.78 +/-(More)
To determine whether corticosteroids reduce the rate of extubation failure in intensive care patients of all age groups. Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, bibliographies of relevant articles, selected conference abstracts and unpublished trial databases were searched. Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating(More)
Both obesity and acute high-intensity exercise increase oxidant stress levels. This study investigates whether selenium (Se) supplementation could be a potential effective therapy to reduce obesity-associated oxidant stress and exercise-induced oxidant stress. Ten normal-weight (NW) (22.80 ± 0.41 kg/m(2)) and ten overweight (OW) healthy subjects (28.00 ±(More)
Elemental and functional group analyses were carried out on tissue fractions from the secondary wall and middle lamella of black spruce tracheids. The secondary wall lignin was found to contain 1.7 times as much methoxyl per C9 as the middle lamella lignin, indicating a substantial proportion of unmethylated para-hydroxyphenylpropane residues in the middle(More)
A time dependent mathematical model of optical energy transfer and heat conduction in tissue with strong anisotropic scattering is used to analyse the results of experiments (1) in which the livers of rats were treated by local laser hyperthermia. Good qualitative agreement to the temperature distribution is possible, but satisfactory quantitative agreement(More)
A mathematical model of ablation of tissue by an incident laser beam is formulated in terms of a series of layers in which laser power is absorbed and water and tissue vaporized. Thermal energy is also deposited and removed by conduction. Time dependent mathematical equations are set up for these processes; they are solved numerically. The model assumes(More)