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See detailOptimal accumulation in an endogenous growth setting with human capital
Docquier, Frédéric; Paddison, Olivier; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Economic theory (2006), 134(1), 361-378

This paper considers a three-overlapping-generations model of endogenous growth wherein human capital is the engine of growth. It first contrasts the laissez-faire and the optimal solutions Three possible ... [more ▼]

This paper considers a three-overlapping-generations model of endogenous growth wherein human capital is the engine of growth. It first contrasts the laissez-faire and the optimal solutions Three possible accumulation regimes are distinguished. Then it discusses a standard set of tax-transfer instruments that allow for decentralization of the social optimum. Within the limits of our model, the rationale for the standard pattern of intergenerational transfers (the working-aged financing the education of the young and the pension of the old) is seriously questioned. On pure efficiency grounds, the case for generous public pensions is rather weak. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLittérature populaire et culture de masse en Belgique dans les années 1930. Jean Ray, Georges Simenon, Hergé
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Mollier, Jean-Yves; Sirinelli, Jean-François; Vallotton, François (Eds.) Culture de masse et culture médiatique en Europe et dans les Amériques. 1860-1940 (2006)

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See detailCellulite histopathology and related mechanobiology.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Xhauflaire, Emmanuelle ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2006), 28(3), 207-10

Cellulite, sometimes called gynoid lipodystrophy, is much more prevalent in women than in men. There are glaring discrepancies regarding the microanatomical descriptions of this condition in the ... [more ▼]

Cellulite, sometimes called gynoid lipodystrophy, is much more prevalent in women than in men. There are glaring discrepancies regarding the microanatomical descriptions of this condition in the literature. A lumpy aspect of the dermo-hypodermal interface is often cited, but it appears to represent a gender-linked characteristic of the thighs and buttocks without being a specific sign of cellulite. Incipient cellulite recognized by a discrete padded look or 'orange peel' aspect appears correlated with the presence of a network of focally enlarged fibrosclerotic strands partitioning the hypodermis and serving as a physiological buttress limiting the outpouching of fat lobules on pinching the skin. These connective tissue structures might represent a hormonal-dependent reactive process to sustained mechanical tensions caused by the adipocyte lobules. Full blown cellulite is recognized by a lumpy-bumpy and dimpled skin surface. It likely represents subjugation of the hypertrophic response of the hypodermal connective tissue strands when their resistance is overcome by progressive fat accumulation. In these cases, histological aspects reminiscent of striae distensae are identified within the hypodermal connective tissue strands. The mechanical properties of skin involved by cellulite process are altered, but may tend to resume to normal under treatment. These functional changes influence the mechanobiology of connective tissue cells, in particular the Factor XIIIa-positive dermal dendrocytes. [less ▲]

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See detail« Derrière la violence. Regard sur l’histoire en train de se produire »
Gyemant, Maria ULg

in Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Philosophia (2006), LI(2), 69-78

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See detailPolymorphism in IgG Fc receptor gene FCGR3A and response to infliximab in Crohn's disease: a subanalysis of the ACCENT I study.
Louis, Edouard ULg; Watier, Herve E; Schreiber, Stefan et al

in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics (2006), 16(12), 911-4

Recently, it has been shown that FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism is associated with biological and possibly clinical response to infliximab in Crohn's disease. We further assessed this association in a ... [more ▼]

Recently, it has been shown that FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism is associated with biological and possibly clinical response to infliximab in Crohn's disease. We further assessed this association in a subset of 344 patients from the large and well-defined cohort of 573 patients with Crohn's disease from the ACCENT I study. No association could be observed between FCGR3A-158 gene polymorphism and the clinical response to infliximab, which was primarily defined as a decrease of >or=70 points in the Crohn's disease activity index or clinical remission (Crohn's disease activity index <150). We did, however, confirm a trend towards a greater decrease in C-reactive protein after infliximab in V/V homozygotes as compared with V/F heterozygotes and F/F homozygotes (-79.4, -76.5, and -64.3%, respectively, at week 6; P=0.085; one-tailed P=0.043). This finding has no immediate clinical impact but may enhance the understanding of the complex mechanisms of action of anti-tumor necrosis factor agents in Crohn's disease. [less ▲]

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See detailA prominent role for amygdaloid complexes in the Variability in Heart Rate (VHR) during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep relative to wakefulness.
Desseilles, Martin ULg; Dang Vu, Thien Thanh ULg; Laureys, Steven ULg et al

in NeuroImage (2006), 32(3), 1008-1015

Rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) is associated with intense neuronal activity, rapid eye movements, muscular atonia and dreaming. Another important feature in REMS is the instability in autonomic ... [more ▼]

Rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) is associated with intense neuronal activity, rapid eye movements, muscular atonia and dreaming. Another important feature in REMS is the instability in autonomic, especially in cardiovascular regulation. The neural mechanisms underpinning the variability in heart rate (VHR) during REMS are not known in detail, especially in humans. During wakefulness, the right insula has frequently been reported as involved in cardiovascular regulation but this might not be the case during REMS. We aimed at characterizing the neural correlates of VHR during REMS as compared to wakefulness and to slow wave sleep (SWS), the other main component of human sleep, in normal young adults, based on the statistical analysis of a set of (H2O)-O-15 positron emission tomography (PET) sleep data acquired during SWS, REMS and wakefulness. The results showed that VHR correlated more tightly during REMS than during wakefulness with the rCBF in the right amygdaloid complex. Moreover, we assessed whether functional relationships between amygdala and any brain area changed depending the state of vigilance. Only the activity within in the insula was found to covary with the amygdala, significantly more tightly during wakefulness than during REMS in relation to the VHR. The functional connectivity between the amygdala and the insular cortex, two brain areas involved in cardiovascular regulation, differs significantly in REMS as compared to wakefulness. This suggests a functional reorganization of central cardiovascular regulation during REMS. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDiffuse dermal angiomatosis: A previously undescribed pattern of immunoglobulin and complement deposits in two cases.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Fumal, Isabelle; Willemaers, Valentine et al

in American Journal of Dermatopathology (2006), 28(2), 150-4

Two cases of diffuse dermal angiomatosis are reported in middle-aged women. This rare disease of unknown origin is characterized by increased dermal angiomatosis and ulceration. The clinical and ... [more ▼]

Two cases of diffuse dermal angiomatosis are reported in middle-aged women. This rare disease of unknown origin is characterized by increased dermal angiomatosis and ulceration. The clinical and histologic presentations of the presently reported lesions were typical for this disorder. Endothelial cells exhibited a normal immunophenotype. The perivascular basement membranes showed a distribution of collagen alpha chains typical for blood vessels, but not for lymphatics. Immunohistochemistry revealed other undescribed features. At the site of the clinical lesions, linear and granular deposits of immunoglobulins A and M, and complement were found around the vessels and at the dermal-epidermal junction. The same deposits were also found restricted to the dermal-epidermal junction in the peripheral clinically intact skin. No serological signs of auto-immune disorder were detected in one patient. A monoclonal gammopathy was disclosed in the other patient. A pattern of immunoreactant deposits similar to that disclosed in the two patients was not found in the control specimens, and has not been described so far in other types of vascular hyperplasia and neoplasia. A pathogenic role of these deposits is unsettled and should be further explored. [less ▲]

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See detailNew host and geographical distribution for the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Pisces, Carapidae) with a discussion on Carapini nomenclature and biogeography
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Mercier, Annie; Hamel, Jean-François

in Copeia (2006), 2006

Specimens of the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Carapidae) were observed for the first time in association with the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) along the coast of Ecuador ... [more ▼]

Specimens of the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Carapidae) were observed for the first time in association with the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) along the coast of Ecuador. Out of 4345 sea cucumbers collected from various depths between 5 and 60 m, 12 harbored a pearlfish either in the coelomic cavity, the respiratory tree, or the digestive tract, yielding a prevalence of ca. 0.0028. The presence of C. mourlani appeared to be detrimental to the holothurian host in some cases. Side effects resulting from coelomic cavity infections included less advanced gonad maturity (reduced gonadal tubule diameter and length, lower ratio of mature oocytes) and a significant proportion of necrotic and shriveled gonadal tubules, devoid of gametes. Aside from discussing this evidence, the present paper briefly describes the biology of the pearlfish, its relationship with the host, and its daily activity cycle. [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of composite structures to sway frames
Bitar, D.; Caramelli, S.; Salvatore, W. et al

Book published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (2006)

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See detailSome theoritical and numerical features of strain gradient media regarded as micromorphic media
Caillerie, Denis; Chambon, René; Collin, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2006)

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See detailQue peut dire la littérature en Belgique ? Autonomie de la littérature et procès d'écrivains, de Camille Lemonnier à Pierre Mertens
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Durand, Pascal; Hébert, Pierre-Philippe; Mollier, Jean-Yves (Eds.) et al La Censure de l’imprimé. Belgique, France, Québec et Suisse romande. XIXe-XXe siècles (2006)

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See detailSuivi de la gestation chez la brebis Ouled Djellal par dosage de la protéine associée a la gestation et de la progestérone.
Benyounes, A.; Lamrani, F.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg et al

in Revue d'Elévage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux (2006), 59(1-4), 65-73

L’objectif de la présente étude a été la caractérisation des profils plasmatiques de la protéine associée à la gestation (PAG) et de la progestérone au cours de la gestation et deux semaines après le part ... [more ▼]

L’objectif de la présente étude a été la caractérisation des profils plasmatiques de la protéine associée à la gestation (PAG) et de la progestérone au cours de la gestation et deux semaines après le part chez la race Ouled Djellal. Vingt-cinq brebis ont été prélevées hebdomadairement après synchronisation des chaleurs et monte naturelle. Les concentrations de PAG et de progestérone ont été déterminées par dosage radio-immunologique. Deux femelles n’ont pas été fécondées tandis que 23 ont eu des gestations considérées comme normales (n=18) ou pathologiques (n=5). Chez 18 brebis (12 gestations simples et 6 multiples), les concentrations de PAG et de progestérone ont été significativement influencées par le stade de la gestation (P<0.0001) et non par le nombre de fœtus. Des profils individuels ont été décrits chez 7 brebis dont 3 femelles ayant eu des pertes embryonnaires, et 2 brebis ayant avorté (66e et 110e jours), et enfin chez 2 brebis ayant donné naissance à terme chacune à un agneau vivant et expulsé au moment de la mise-bas 1 ou 2 fœtus momifié(s). Les concentrations en PAG ont été plus faibles chez les femelles ayant de fœtus momifiés en parallèle avec des fœtus vivants. [less ▲]

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See detailCannulation of bovine fetuses for a long period blood collection: the chirurgical approach
Touati, Kamal ULg; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Van der Weijden, G. C. et al

in Proceedings: 24th World Buiatrics Congress (2006)

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See detailRelapsing T-cell lymphoma mimicking adult respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis.
Boland, Claire; LAYIOS, Nathalie ULg; Ferrant, Augustin et al

in Leukemia & Lymphoma (2006), 47(9), 1989-90

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See detailA scale transition procedure for flexural effects
Mercatoris, Benoît ULg; Massart, Thierry J.

in 7th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (NCTAM2006) (2006)

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See detailDiagnosis of small bowel malabsorption syndromes in adults
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2006), 69(1, Jan-Mar), 31-37

Patients with malabsorption represent a small proportion of presentations with chronic diarrhea. In spite of some progress, the last twenty years were not very innovating in malabsorption investigations ... [more ▼]

Patients with malabsorption represent a small proportion of presentations with chronic diarrhea. In spite of some progress, the last twenty years were not very innovating in malabsorption investigations. Supporting history may direct investigations toward either the small bowel or pancreas. Serological testing for celiac disease will determine most cases without invasive investigation, but individuals suspected to have small bowel malabsorption, despite negative celiac serology, should have endoscopic distal duodenal biopsies taken to exclude other rare forms of small bowel enteropathy. This strategy has largely supplanted many older tests of small bowel function. [less ▲]

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See detailA finite element method for poro mechanical modelling of geotechnical problems using local second gradient models
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Chambon, René; Charlier, Robert ULg

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2006), 65(11), 1749-1772

In this paper, a new finite element method is described and applied. It is based on a theory developed to model poromechanical problems where the mechanical part is obeying a second gradient theory. The ... [more ▼]

In this paper, a new finite element method is described and applied. It is based on a theory developed to model poromechanical problems where the mechanical part is obeying a second gradient theory. The aim of such a work is to properly model the post localized behaviour of soils and rocks saturated with a pore fluid. Beside the development of this new Coupled theory, a corresponding finite element method has been developed. The elements used are based on a weak form of the relation between the deformation gradient and the second gradient, using a field of Lagrange multipliers. The global problem is solved by a system of equations where the kinematic variables are fully coupled with the pore pressure. Some numerical experiments showing the effectiveness of the method ends the paper. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley [less ▲]

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