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See detailBaseline study of perfluorochemicals in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Northern Europe
Van de Vijver, Kristin Inneke; Hoff, P. T.; Das, Krishna ULg et al

in Marine Pollution Bulletin (2004), 48(9-10), 992-997

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George, Philippe ULg

in Catalogue de l'exposition Byzantium : Faith and Power (1261-1557), p. 252-253. (2004)

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See detailCarbon dynamics and CO2 air-sea exchanges in the eutrophicated coastal waters of the Southern Bight of the North Sea: a modelling study
Gypens, N.; Lancelot, Christiane; Borges, Alberto ULg

in Biogeosciences (2004), 1(2), 147-157

A description of the carbonate system has been incorporated in the MIRO biogeochemical model to investigate the contribution of diatom and Phaeocystis blooms to the seasonal dynamics of air-sea CO2 ... [more ▼]

A description of the carbonate system has been incorporated in the MIRO biogeochemical model to investigate the contribution of diatom and Phaeocystis blooms to the seasonal dynamics of air-sea CO2 exchanges in the Eastern Channel and Southern Bight of the North Sea, with focus on the eutrophied Belgian coastal waters. For this application, the model was implemented in a simplified three-box representation of the hydrodynamics with the open ocean boundary box ‘Western English Channel’ (WCH) and the ‘French Coastal Zone’ (FCZ) and ‘Belgian Coastal Zone’ (BCZ) boxes receiving carbon and nutrients from the rivers Seine and Scheldt, respectively. Results were obtained by running the model for the 1996–1999 period. The simulated partial pressures of CO2 (pCO2) were successfully compared with data recorded over the same period in the central BCZ at station 330 (51 26.050 N; 002 48.500 E). Budget calculations based on model simulations of carbon flow rates indicated for BCZ a low annual sink of atmospheric CO2 (−0.17 mol C m−2 y−1). On the opposite, surface water pCO2 in WCH was estimated to be at annual equilibrium with respect to atmospheric CO2. The relative contribution of biological, chemical and physical processes to the modelled seasonal variability of pCO2 in BCZ was further explored by running model scenarios with separate closures of biological activities and/or river inputs of carbon. The suppression of biological processes reversed direction of the CO2 flux in BCZ that became, on an annual scale, a significant source for atmospheric CO2 (+0.53mol C m−2 y−1). Overall biological activity had a stronger influence on the modelled seasonal cycle of pCO2 than temperature. Especially Phaeocystis colonies which growth in spring were associated with an important sink of atmospheric CO2 that counteracted the temperature-driven increase of pCO2 at this period of the year. However, river inputs of organic and inorganic carbon were shown to increase the surface water pCO2 and hence the emission of CO2 to the atmosphere. Same calculations conducted in WCH, showed that temperature was the main factor controlling the seasonal pCO2 cycle in these open ocean waters. The effect of interannual variations of fresh water discharge (and related nutrient and carbon inputs), temperature and wind speed was further explored by running scenarios with forcing typical of two contrasted years (1996 and 1999). Based on these simulations, the model predicts significant variations in the intensity and direction of the annual air-sea CO2 flux. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement structurel de l'arthrose : le point en 2004
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; LECART, Marie-Paule ULg; SARLET, Nathalie ULg

in Ortho-Rhumato (2004), 2(3), 52-54

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See detailOrigine biogénétique des triterpènes pentacycliques présents dans la sécrétion défensive de Platyphora kollari
Ghostin, Jean; Laurent, Pascal ULg; Daloze, Désiré et al

Poster (2004)

Les chrysomèles sont des insectes phytophages brillement colorés qui représentent une des famille (Chrysomelidae) les plus importante de l'ordre des coléoptères. Etant aposématiques, ils sont facilement ... [more ▼]

Les chrysomèles sont des insectes phytophages brillement colorés qui représentent une des famille (Chrysomelidae) les plus importante de l'ordre des coléoptères. Etant aposématiques, ils sont facilement repérables par des prédateurs potentiels et ont, au cours de l'évolution, développé des mécanismes de défense chimique élaborés. La découverte de glycosides triterpéniques basés sur le squelette oléanane a soulevé le problème de leur origine biogénétique. En effet, il est bien connu que les insectes ne possèdent pas la squalène synthase, une enzyme indispensable à la formation des stéroïdes et des triterpènes pentacycliques. Dès lors, une biosynthèse de novo de ce type de dérivé est peu probable. Par ailleurs, l'analyse de la plante hôte des chrysomèles a montré que la séquestration des glycosides au départ de cette plante est également exclue. Une troisième possibilité serait que l'insecte utilise un précurseur provenant de son alimentation pour fabriquer ses substances défensives. Un tel précurseur pourrait être la b-amyrine identifiée chez différentes plantes hôtes des chrysomèles ou l'acide oléanolique dont la structure de base se retrouve au niveau des triterpènes défensifs. Enfin, l'analyse des plantes hôtes a montré que celles-ci contiennent à la fois de la b-amyrine et de l'a-amyrine dans un rapport 1,76/1. Cependant aucun glycoside triterpénique basé sur le squelette ursane n'a été isolé jusqu'à présent chez les chrysomèles, ce qui suggère un mécanisme de transport sélectif en faveur de la b-amyrine. Dans le cadre de ce travail, nous présenterons les synthèses d'a-amyrine, de b-amyrine et d'acide oéanolique trideutériés, ainsi que les résultats d'incorporation des deux premiers précurseurs chez Platyphora kollari. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Un courant d'air.
ROUSSEAU, Anne-Françoise ULg; CANIVET, Jean-Luc ULg; CAMPOLINI, Christophe

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(10), 550-551

Portal venous gas is a rare radiological symptom related to several possible causes. Its severity is only correlated with the severity of the primary disease. We report the case of a portal pneumatose ... [more ▼]

Portal venous gas is a rare radiological symptom related to several possible causes. Its severity is only correlated with the severity of the primary disease. We report the case of a portal pneumatose. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound and CT scan. [less ▲]

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See detailOsteoporosis prevalence in men varies by the normative reference
Richy, F.; Gourlay, M. L.; Garrett, J. et al

in Journal of Clinical Densitometry (2004), 7

Controversy surrounds which normative data should be used to estimate osteoporosis prevalence in men. Prevalence estimates may vary significantly when different normative standards are applied. Five ... [more ▼]

Controversy surrounds which normative data should be used to estimate osteoporosis prevalence in men. Prevalence estimates may vary significantly when different normative standards are applied. Five normative datasets (NHANES female norms, local female norms, Hologic densitometer manufacturer female norms, NHANES male norms, Hologic male norms) were used to estimate the prevalence of osteoporosis by World Health Organization diagnostic criteria in a study population of 311 consecutive men between the age of 30 and 91 (mean 60.3 yr) referred to an outpatient osteoporosis center between January 1996 and December 1998. Statistically significant variations were seen in osteoporosis prevalence measured at three anatomical sites. The greatest relative variation was seen for the total femur, where osteoporosis prevalence ranged from 7.0% (NHANES and Hologic female norms) to 15.6% (NHANES male norms). The least relative variation was seen at the lumbar spine, where prevalence ranged from 18.1% (Hologic female norms) to 29.6% (local female norms). When considering osteoporosis at any site, prevalence was lowest (23.5%) based on Hologic female norms and highest (35.8%) based on local female norms. Interpretation of prevalence data should include an assessment of how normative standards influence reporting of the population at high risk of fracture. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ouverture des écoles de musique à un nombre croissant d'élèves et les transformations de l'enseignement musical en Communauté française de Belgique
Giot, Bernadette ULg; Baye, Ariane ULg

in Evaluation entre équité et efficacité : actes du XVIe colloque international de l'Admée-Europe, Liège, 4-6 septembre 2003 (2004)

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See detailNew Methode for a Two-Step Hydrolysis and Chromatographic Analysis of Pectin Neutral Sugar Chains
Haikel, Garna; Mabon, Nicolas ULg; Wathelet, Bernard ULg et al

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2004), 52

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See detailAuroral and Non-auroral X-ray Emissions from Jupiter: A Comparative View
Bhardwaj, A.; Elsner, R.; Gladstone, R. et al

Poster (2004)

Jovian X-rays can be broadly classified into two categories: (1) "auroral" emission, which is confined to high-latitudes ( ˜>60° ) at both polar regions, and (2) "dayglow" emission, which originates from ... [more ▼]

Jovian X-rays can be broadly classified into two categories: (1) "auroral" emission, which is confined to high-latitudes ( ˜>60° ) at both polar regions, and (2) "dayglow" emission, which originates from the sunlit low-latitude ( ˜<50° ) regions of the disk (hereafter called "disk" emissions). Recent X-ray observations of Jupiter by Chandra and XMM-Newton have shown that these two types of X-ray emission from Jupiter have different morphological, temporal, and spectral characteristics. In particular: 1) contrary to the auroral X-rays, which are concentrated in a spot in the north and in a band that runs half-way across the planet in the south, the low-latitude X-ray disk is almost uniform; 2) unlike the ˜40±20-min periodic oscillations seen in the auroral X-ray emissions, the disk emissions do not show any periodic oscillations; 3) the disk emission is harder and extends to higher energies than the auroral spectrum; and 4) the disk X-ray emission show time variability similar to that seen in solar X-rays. These differences and features imply that the processes producing X-rays are different at these two latitude regions on Jupiter. We will present the details of these and other features that suggest the differences between these two classes of X-ray emissions from Jupiter, and discuss the current scenario of the production mechanism of them. [less ▲]

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See detailGrass disease et Equine motor neurone disease
Amory, Hélène ULg

in Proceedings of 2ème Journée Toulousaine de Médecine Equine (2004)

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See detailLes arts au Moyen Age
George, Philippe ULg

in Demoulin, Bruno; Kupper, Jean-Louis (Eds.) Histoire de la Wallonie (2004)

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See detailDiagnostic of the dayside ionosphere of Mars using the Total Electron Content measurement by the NEIGE/Netlander experiment
Morel, Laurent; Witasse, Olivier; Warnant, René ULg et al

in Planetary and Space Science (2004), 52

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See detailPassive energy transfer and dissipation for isolation from transcient broadband disturbances
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; McFarland, D. Michael; Kowtko, J. et al

in US-Korea Joint Seminar/Workshop on Smart Structures Technologies, Seoul, 2004 (2004)

We discuss passive nonlinear energy pumping from a linear (main) mechanical structure to a weakly coupled, local, passive nonlinear energy sink (NES). We show that the NES can be designed to effectively ... [more ▼]

We discuss passive nonlinear energy pumping from a linear (main) mechanical structure to a weakly coupled, local, passive nonlinear energy sink (NES). We show that the NES can be designed to effectively absorb vibrational energy from the main structure in a one-way, irreversible fashion. We demonstrate the occurrence of pumping cascades, where an appropriately designed NES passively extracts energy sequentially from a number of modes of the main (linear) structure, interacting individually with each mode before moving to the next. Experimental results confirm our theoretical findings. The applications of the nonlinear energy pumping phenomenon to the problem of vibration and shock isolation will be discussed [less ▲]

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