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See detailLe fonctionnement de la mémoire épisodique dans la maladie d'Alzheimer
Adam, Stéphane ULg

in Belin, Catherine; Ergis, Anne-Marie; Moreau, Olivier (Eds.) Actualités sur les démences: Aspects cliniques et neuropsychologiques (2006)

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See detailSaint Lambert : de l’histoire à la légende
George, Philippe ULg; Kupper, Jean-Louis ULg

Book published by Luc Pire (2006)

histoire, iconographie : le dossier hagiographique de saint Lambert (17 septembre), patron du diocèse de LIège

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See detailAnalyse qualitative de la problématique de l’abandon de la natation de compétition en Communauté française de Belgique
Lefefvre, Fabien; Habsch, Ingrid; Cloes, Marc ULg

in Carlier, Ghislain; Bouthier, Daniel; Bui-Xuän, G. (Eds.) Intervenir en éducation physique et en sport. Recherches actuelles (2006)

Dans cette étude, nous aborderons le phénomène de l’abandon de la pratique compétitive de la natation en privilégiant une approche qualitative, contrairement à ce qui a déjà été proposé dans la ... [more ▼]

Dans cette étude, nous aborderons le phénomène de l’abandon de la pratique compétitive de la natation en privilégiant une approche qualitative, contrairement à ce qui a déjà été proposé dans la littérature. En récoltant des données chez les différents acteurs de clubs, nous ambitionnons de mieux cerner le phénomène et, surtout, de croiser les données issues des pratiquants avec celles des autres personnages clés de la réussite sportive. Mettre en exergue les solutions imaginées par les dirigeants sportifs pour lutter contre ce phénomène et offrir une base de réflexion et d’action aux praticiens constituent les finalités pratiques de cette étude. [less ▲]

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See detailComparaison de l’antibiorésistance vis-à-vis de la fluméquine et de l’enrofloxacine chez des souches d’Escherichia coli d’oiseaux de compagnie ou d’oiseaux de production
Marlier, Didier ULg

in Proceedings du 3ème colloque international de bactériologie francophone (2006)

Les résistances simples ou conjointes à la fluméquine et à l’enrofloxacine sont significativement plus rares chez les oiseaux de compagnie que chez ceux de production et semblent être dues à une sélection ... [more ▼]

Les résistances simples ou conjointes à la fluméquine et à l’enrofloxacine sont significativement plus rares chez les oiseaux de compagnie que chez ceux de production et semblent être dues à une sélection directe après traitement. Chez les oiseaux de production la fréquence des souches résistantes n’est influencée ni par l’âge, ni par la possibilité ou non de traiter les animaux (industrielle vs « bio-label »). Ces observations peuvent s’expliquer par le portage de souches résistantes dès la naissance des poussins; souches acquises au départ du cheptel reproducteur, ce dernier jouant un rôle disséminateur majeur lié à l’aspect typiquement pyramidal de la production avicole (faible nombre de parentaux qui produisent un grand nombre de volailles de production). [less ▲]

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See detailGilles of Binche and Processional Giants and Dragons in Belgium and France : Evolution and Social Impacts
Lempereur, Françoise ULg

in Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Daija Matsu (2006)

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO ... [more ▼]

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This communication introduced them and thinks about the importance of this heritage and about the dangers that get to it. [less ▲]

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See detailLes enjeux politiques des élections communales et provinciales d’octobre 2006
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2006)

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See detailSanté : ça vaut le cou.
Henrotin, Yves ULg

Article for general public (2006)

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See detailLabor productivity in Europe: Evidence from a sample of regions
Artige, Lionel ULg; Nicolini, Rosella

E-print/Working paper (2006)

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See detailQuasi steady-state simulation diagnosis using Newton method with optimal multiplier
Rousseaux, Patricia ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in IEEE PES General Meeting (Montreal) (2006)

This paper deals with the quasi steady-state approximation of the long-term dynamics. This fast time simulation method assumes that the short-term dynamics are stable and can be replaced by their ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the quasi steady-state approximation of the long-term dynamics. This fast time simulation method assumes that the short-term dynamics are stable and can be replaced by their equilibrium equations. When the latter stop having a solution, the simulation undergoes a singularity. This paper proposes a method to identify which component(s) are responsible for the loss of equilibrium. The corresponding equations are identified using the Newton method with optimal multiplier. The method has been validated with respect to full time simulation. Very good results are shown on the Nordic-32 system, in cases where long-term voltage instability triggers loss of synchronism. The proposed method enhances time simulation at very low computational cost and can also help correcting model and/or operating point errors. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude des protéines totales et de l’ADN issus des feuilles de Moricandia arvensis collectées de quatre régions du sud tunisien
Hasnaoui, Nejib ULg; Daly, Dalia; Haj Khelil, Amel et al

in Revue des Régions Arides (2006)

A partir des protéines et de l'ADN extraits des feuilles de Moricandia arvensis, collectées de quatre régions du sud tunisien, nous avons étudié la variabilité de cette plante reconnue pour ses vertus ... [more ▼]

A partir des protéines et de l'ADN extraits des feuilles de Moricandia arvensis, collectées de quatre régions du sud tunisien, nous avons étudié la variabilité de cette plante reconnue pour ses vertus médicinales. Nous avons analysé d’une part les protéines totales extraites puis séparées par la technique SDS-PAGE. Cette méthode a révélé un degré de similitude très remarquable entre les plantes issues des quatre régions et qui varie entre 0.77 et 0.91. Nous avons effectué d’autre part, une analyse de la variabilité génétique par l’amplification aléatoire de l'ADN polymorphe par la technique PCR-RAPD en utilisant trois amorces différentes. Nous avons remarqué que la similitude est plus accentuée entre les plantes collectées des régions du Sud Ouest, avec un degré de similitude pouvant atteindre 100%. Celles issues du Sud Est présentent un degré de similitude de 66%. [less ▲]

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See detailSolid-state NMR study of modified clay and polymer/clay nanocomposites
Grandjean, Jean ULg

in Clay Minerals (2006), 41

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See detailNifedipine nanocrystals: pharmacokinetic evaluation in the rat and permeability studies in Caco-2/HT29-5M21 (co)-cultures
Hecq, Julien; Nollevaux, Géraldine; Deleers, M. et al

in Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology (2006), 16(6, NOV-DEC), 437-442

Poorly water-soluble drugs such as nifedipine (NIF) (similar to 20 mu g/mL) offer challenging problems in drug formulation as poor solubility is generally associated with poor dissolution characteristics ... [more ▼]

Poorly water-soluble drugs such as nifedipine (NIF) (similar to 20 mu g/mL) offer challenging problems in drug formulation as poor solubility is generally associated with poor dissolution characteristics and thus with poor oral bioavailability (BCS class H drugs). In order to enhance these characteristics, formulation of NIF as nanocrystals was carried out. NIF nanoparticles (NP) were prepared using high-pressure homogenization (HPH). Solubility and dissolution characteristics have been reported in previous work to be significantly enhanced for NIF NP. Influence of NIF particle size on NIF permeation rate across intestinal cell models (Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cultures and co-cultures) was investigated in order to complement these promising in vitro data. Apical to basolateral transfer studies were carried out across Caco-2 and HT29-5M21 cultures and co-cultures. Caco-2/HT29-5M21 co-cultures (seeding ratio 3: 1) were evaluated to better represent in vivo intestinal conditions. The influence of chitosan in the NIF NP formulation with regard to in vitro NIF permeation rate was also evaluated. These studies showed that NIF permeation rate across the different in vitro models evaluated can be significantly enhanced (approximate to 6-fold) by formulation of NIF as nanoparticles. No significant difference was observed either in the presence of chitosan in the formulation or between the three cell models evaluated. To complement these observations, preliminary in vivo pharmacokinetic evaluations in Sprague-Dawley rats, in the fed and fasted states, were also carried out for both un-milled NIF and NIF NP. [less ▲]

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See detailTabac et poids corporel
PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg

in Patient Care (2006), (juin), 6-9

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See detailPeroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma1 is dephosphorylated and degraded during BAY 11-7085-induced synovial fibroblast apoptosis
Relic, Biserka ULg; Benoit, Valerie; Franchimont, Nathalie et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2006), 281(32), 597-604

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) plays a central role in whole body metabolism by regulating adipocyte differentiation and energy storage. Recently, however, PPAR-gamma has ... [more ▼]

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) plays a central role in whole body metabolism by regulating adipocyte differentiation and energy storage. Recently, however, PPAR-gamma has also been demonstrated to affect proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of different cell types. As we have previously shown that BAY 11-7085-induced synovial fibroblast apoptosis is prevented by PPAR-gamma agonist 15d-PGJ2; the expression of PPAR-gamma in these cells was studied. Both PPAR-gamma1 and PPAR-gamma2 isoforms were cloned from synovial fibroblast RNA, but only PPAR-gamma1 was detected by Western blot, showing constitutive nuclear expression. Within minutes of BAY 11-7085 treatment, a PPAR-gamma1-specific band was shifted into a form of higher mobility, suggesting dephosphorylation, as confirmed by phosphatase treatment of cell extracts. Of interest, BAY 11-7085-induced PPAR-gamma1 dephosphorylation was followed by PARP and caspase-8 cleavage as well as by PPAR-gamma1 protein degradation. PPAR-gamma1 dephosphorylation was followed by the loss of PPAR-DNA binding activity ubiquitously present in synovial fibroblast nuclear extracts. Unlike the phosphorylated form, dephosphorylated PPAR-gamma1 was found in insoluble membrane cell fraction and was not ubiquitinated before degradation. PPAR-gamma1 dephosphorylation coincided with ERK1/2 phosphorylation that accompanies BAY 11-7085-induced synovial fibroblasts apoptosis. 15d-PGJ2, PGD2, and partially UO126, down-regulated ERK1/2 phosphorylation, protected cells from BAY 11-7085-induced apoptosis, and reversed both PPAR-gamma dephosphorylation and degradation. Furthermore, PPAR-gamma antagonist BADGE induced PPAR-gamma1 degradation, ERK1/2 phosphorylation, and synovial fibroblasts apoptosis. The results presented suggest an anti-apoptotic role for PPAR-gamma1 in synovial fibroblasts. Since apoptotic marker PARP is cleaved after PPAR-gamma1 dephosphorylation but before PPAR-gamma1 degradation, dephosphorylation event might be enough to mediate BAY 11-7085-induced apoptosis in synovial fibroblasts. [less ▲]

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See detailComputation of the sensitivity matrix used for Elasto-plastic material parameter identification by inverse methods
Cooreman, Steven; Bouffioux, Chantal ULg; Lecompte, David et al

in Congress on theoretical and applied Mechanics, Mons, Belgium, May 2006 (2006)

Inverse methods offer a powerful tool for the determination of the elasto-plastic material properties. Contrary to standard tests, these methods can deal with heterogeneous stress and strain-fields which ... [more ▼]

Inverse methods offer a powerful tool for the determination of the elasto-plastic material properties. Contrary to standard tests, these methods can deal with heterogeneous stress and strain-fields which have a larger information contents and hence allow the simultaneous identification of several material parameters. Moreover, it is expected that the obtained material parameters are more accurate, since these heterogeneous deformation fields are much closer to those occurring in real (metal) forming operations. The principle of the inverse method for the identification of material parameters presented in this paper is to compare an experimentally measured strain field to that computed by a Finite Element (FE) model. The material parameters in the FE model are iteratively tuned in such a way that both strain fields match each other as closely as possible. One of the building blocks in this identification procedure is the updating algorithm for the material parameters in the FE model. The key problem of this updating algorithm is the determination of the sensitivity matrix, which expresses the sensitivities of the strains with respect to the material parameters. This paper presents an analytical method for the calculation of this sensitivity matrix in case of simple tensile tests. [less ▲]

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See detailSheep do have opinions
Despret, Vinciane ULg

in Latour Bruno, Weibel Peter (Ed.) Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy (2006)

For the past few years the inhabitants of a hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Ingleton in Yorkshire, England, have been witnessing a strange exercise every morning. A woman, said to have been one ... [more ▼]

For the past few years the inhabitants of a hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Ingleton in Yorkshire, England, have been witnessing a strange exercise every morning. A woman, said to have been one of the most renowned primatologists in the English-speaking world, spends her day in a field in front of her house, observing animals that she has put there. As she did during her many years of field work in Africa studying apes, primatologist Thelma Rowell patiently notes all the movements, anecdotes and tiny events making up the daily social life of the animals to which she is currently devoting her time. Admittedly, these animals are different to the ones she was used to spending time with: the relations are not characterized by the same intensity, the behaviors are peculiar to the species, the communication does not always pass by the same channels, and the events seem to take place at another pace. But as far as their social expertise is concerned, these animals are certainly on a par with apes. [less ▲]

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