Steven Heller

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We have implemented a prototype of a specialized compiler module and associated run-time support that allows a Fortran user to achieve sustained floatingpoint performance of over 10 gigaflops on the Connection Machine Model CM-2. This improves substantially over the previous record of 5.6 gigaflops, which was achieved by means of hand-crafted low-level(More)
An analysis has been made of the morphology of axons in the geniculocortical pathway of turtles using the anterograde transport of horseradish peroxidase in both in vivo and in vitro preparations. Following injections of HRP into the dorsolateral thalamus, labeled axons could be traced from the dorsal lateral geniculate complex to the telencephalon. They(More)
Ingestion of placenta has previously been shown to enhance opiate-mediated analgesia (measured as tail-flick latency) induced either by morphine injection or by footshock. The present study was designed to test whether placenta ingestion would enhance the partly opiate-mediated analgesia produced by vaginal/cervical stimulation. Nulliparous Sprague-Dawley(More)
Resistance of cancer cells against apoptosis induced by death factors contributes to the limited efficiency of immune- and drug-induced destruction of tumors. We report here that insulin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) fully protect HT29-D4 colon carcinoma cells from IFN-gamma/tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) induced apoptosis. Survival signaling(More)
BACKGROUND The reduced folate carrier (RFC1) is a ubiquitously expressed integral membrane protein that mediates delivery of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate into mammalian cells. In this study, embryonic/fetal development is characterized in an RFC1 knockout mouse model in which pregnant dams receive different levels of folate supplementation. METHODS RFC1(+/-)(More)
Two experiments were conducted to determine (a) whether male garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) require a functional vomeronasal or olfactory system to return to previously preferred shelter locations and (b) the sensory modalities used by snakes to aggregate in the absence of previously deposited chemical cues. In Experiment 1, snakes with vomeronasal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Prior case series document removal of retained video capsules predominantly via surgical intervention. Data on endoscopic removal of retained capsules are limited. Our aim was to describe an endoscopic method of retrieval using double balloon enteroscopy (DBE). METHODS A retrospective case series examination found 10 patients who(More)
The contemporary world is awash with information in the form of text, sound and image. Mostly, a small minority of people decides on the form of this material despite its mass audience, the designer's role often restricted to the comparatively passive tasks of styling and formatting. Recipients may understand such communication, which means it will achieve(More)
A laboratory model of garter snake aggregation behavior is described. Snakes tested in groups of eight established preferred shelter locations and reliably returned to these locations as a group or as individuals when the test aquaria were left undisturbed between trials. When the aquaria were cleaned and the contents were replaced on each trial, preferred(More)