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See detailDiagnosis of osteoporosis without prevalent fractures: are we missing our main target?
Richy, F.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis Action (2006), 1

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See detailL'asthme: diagnostic et évaluation.
LOUIS, Renaud ULg

in Demedts, M; Yernault, JC; Pauwels, R (Eds.) Asthme et BPCO (2006)

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See detailL'effondrement de la Générale des Carrières et des Mines.Chronique d'un processus de privatisation informelle
Rubbers, Benjamin ULg

in Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines (2006), 181

How this mining giant abruptly collapsed is the focus of this article. Instead of adopting what has become a classic interpretation-Mobutu's patrimonial politics and a poor economic environment, this work ... [more ▼]

How this mining giant abruptly collapsed is the focus of this article. Instead of adopting what has become a classic interpretation-Mobutu's patrimonial politics and a poor economic environment, this work underscores the internal dynamics of the company, in its particular social setting. [less ▲]

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See detailPensions with endogenous and stochastic fertility
Cremer, Helmuth; Gahvari, Firouz; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Public Economics (2006), 90(12), 2303-2321

This paper studies the design of a pay-as-you-go social security system in an overlapping generations model where fertility is in part stochastic and in part determined through capital investment. If ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the design of a pay-as-you-go social security system in an overlapping generations model where fertility is in part stochastic and in part determined through capital investment. If investments are publicly observable, pension benefits must be linked positively to the level of investment, and payroll taxes negatively to the number of children. The outcome is characterized by full insurance with all parents, regardless of their number of children, enjoying identical consumption levels. Without observability, benefits must increase, and payroll taxes decrease, with the number of children. The second-best level of investment, and the resulting average fertility rate, are less than their corresponding first-best levels. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for association between the HLA-DQA locus and abdominal aortic aneurysms in the Belgian population: a case control study.
Ogata, Toru; Gregoire, Lucie; Goddard, Katrina A B et al

in BMC Medical Genetics (2006), 7

BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity likely contribute to the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of autoimmunity in the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity likely contribute to the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of autoimmunity in the etiology of AAAs using a genetic association study approach with HLA polymorphisms. METHODS: HLA-DQA1, -DQB1, -DRB1 and -DRB3-5 alleles were determined in 387 AAA cases (180 Belgian and 207 Canadian) and 426 controls (269 Belgian and 157 Canadian) by a PCR and single-strand oligonucleotide probe hybridization assay. RESULTS: We observed a potential association with the HLA-DQA1 locus among Belgian males (empirical p = 0.027, asymptotic p = 0.071). Specifically, there was a significant difference in the HLA-DQA1*0102 allele frequencies between AAA cases (67/322 alleles, 20.8%) and controls (44/356 alleles, 12.4%) in Belgian males (empirical p = 0.019, asymptotic p = 0.003). In haplotype analyses, marginally significant association was found between AAA and haplotype HLA-DQA1-DRB1 (p = 0.049 with global score statistics and p = 0.002 with haplotype-specific score statistics). CONCLUSION: This study showed potential evidence that the HLA-DQA1 locus harbors a genetic risk factor for AAAs suggesting that autoimmunity plays a role in the pathogenesis of AAAs. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-scale effect of landscape processes and habitat quality on newt abundance: Implications for conservation
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Lehmann, Anthony

in Biological Conservation (2006), 130(4), 495-504

Recent studies in population dynamics suggest that landscape processes and habitat quality act at different scales on population abundances, but very few have modelled their simultaneous effects. However ... [more ▼]

Recent studies in population dynamics suggest that landscape processes and habitat quality act at different scales on population abundances, but very few have modelled their simultaneous effects. However, at a time of large declines in natural populations, it is essential to understand such multivariate components. We tested the hypothesis that natural populations of palmate newts (Triturus helveticus) are affected on three scales: breeding patch (pond), habitat complementation (terrestrial cover), and metapopulation. structure (density of ponds, surrounding populations). We conducted our survey in 130 ponds from southern France (Larzac) and analysed data with generalized additive models (GAM). Two main novel results emerge from these models: (1) the three landscape scales have significant effects on newt abundance, with more newts in deep, vegetated ponds, devoid of fish and surrounded by wooded areas and inhabited ponds; (2) the quality of the surrounding breeding patches is of primary importance in determining the abundance at core sites in a complex way: high abundances are associated positively with high densities of inhabited ponds, but negatively with the number of surrounding ponds. Deforestation, invasive species and abandonment of ponds all have negative impacts on the persistence of palmate newt populations. Future studies should encompass landscapes at different scales and incorporate the habitat quality in surrounding sites to better understand population dynamics and. provide adequate conservation measures. [less ▲]

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See detailAléas climatiques versus actions anthropiques dans le développement des processus de « désertification » sur les marges sud et nord du Sahara
Taibi, Aude Nuscia; El Hannani, Mustapha; Gassani, Jean et al

in Interactions Nature-Société, analyses et modèles (2006)

Les marges sud et nord du Sahara sont soumises à des processus de dégradation anciens attestés par de nombreux travaux de terrain. Ils coïncident avec l'occurrence d'une sécheresse sévère sur les 3 sites ... [more ▼]

Les marges sud et nord du Sahara sont soumises à des processus de dégradation anciens attestés par de nombreux travaux de terrain. Ils coïncident avec l'occurrence d'une sécheresse sévère sur les 3 sites d'étude, débutée dans les années 1970 en Algérie (piémont sud de l'Atlas Saharien), au Maroc (bassin de l'oued Dadès) et en Mauritanie (lac d'Aleg, Brakna). Les suivis diachroniques par télédétection satellitaire (Landsat et SPOT) et aérienne (1954 à 2002) et des observations récentes, montrent la pérennité voire l'extension de certaines zones de dégradation localisées à proximité des agglomérations et points d'eau, malgré le retour des précipitations. Le rythme et les modalités de développement des dynamiques en œuvre, qui prennent la forme d'une dégradation qualitative et quantitative des couverts végétaux steppiques et de savane ainsi qu'une revivification des dunes d'Aleg, attestent du rôle prépondérant de certains activités humaines dans les processus de dégradation de ces milieux, en corrélation avec la crise climatique dont on peut se demander si elle n'est pas devenue un facteur secondaire. Sans ignorer les enjeux socio-économiques de développement, notre démarche vise à comprendre les logiques d'action des dynamiques complexes parfois abusivement désignées sous le terme simplificateur de «désertification». [less ▲]

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See detailThe Critical Neighbourhood Range for Asymptotic Overlay Connectivity in Ad Hoc Networks
Calomme, Sandrine; Leduc, Guy ULg

in Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (2006), 2(2), 169-187

We first motivate the use of ad hoc overlays. In particular, we argue that overlay routing could play a role in the spreading of ad hoc networks. We then define a simple criterion for neighbourhood: two ... [more ▼]

We first motivate the use of ad hoc overlays. In particular, we argue that overlay routing could play a role in the spreading of ad hoc networks. We then define a simple criterion for neighbourhood: two overlay nodes are neighbours if and only if there exists a path between them of at most R hops, and R is called the (overlay) neighbourhood range. A small R may result in a disconnected overlay, while an unnecessarily large R would generate extra control traffic. We are interested in the minimum R ensuring overlay connectivity, the so-called critical R. We study conditions on R to achieve asymptotic connectivity of the overlay almost surely, i.e. connectivity with probability 1 when the number of nodes in the underlying ad hoc network tends to infinity (so-called dense networks) or when the size of the field tends to infinity (socalled sparse networks), under the hypothesis that the underlying ad hoc network is itself asymptotically almost surely connected. For dense networks, we derive a necessary and sufficient condition on R, and for sparse networks we derive distinct necessary and sufficient conditions that are however asymptotically tight. These conditions, though asymptotic, shed some light on the relation linking the critical R to the number of nodes n, the field size the radio transmission range r and the overlay density D (i.e., the proportion of overlay nodes). These conditions can be considered as approximations when the number of nodes (resp. the field) is large enough. Since r is considered as a function of n or l , we are able to study the impact of topology control mechanisms, by showing how the shape of this function impacts the critical R. [less ▲]

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See detailDirect experimental evidence for atomic tunneling of europium in crystalline Eu8Ga16Ge30
Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Keppens, Veerle; Bonville, Pierre et al

in Physical Review Letters (2006), 97(1),

Mossbauer-effect and microwave absorption experimental evidence unambiguously demonstrates the presence of slow, similar to 450 MHz, tunneling of magnetic europium between four equivalent sites in ... [more ▼]

Mossbauer-effect and microwave absorption experimental evidence unambiguously demonstrates the presence of slow, similar to 450 MHz, tunneling of magnetic europium between four equivalent sites in Eu8Ga16Ge30, a stoichiometric clathrate. Remarkably, six of the eight europium atoms, or 11% of the constituents in this solid, tunnel between these four sites separated by 0.55 angstrom. The off centering of the atoms or ions in crystalline clathrates appears to be a promising route for producing Rabi oscillators in solid-state materials. [less ▲]

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See detailLa sélection des antagonistes de penicillium expensum et de botrytis cinerea, deux parasites de post-recolte des pommes
Achbani, E. H.; Mounir, R.; El Jaafari, S. et al

in AFPP (2006)

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See detailModelling weathering processes at the catchment scale: The WITCH numerical model
Godderis, Y.; François, Louis ULg; Probst, A. et al

in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2006), 70(5), 1128-1147

A numerical model of chemical weathering in soil horizons and underlying bedrock (WITCH) has been coupled to a numerical model of water and carbon cycles in forest ecosystems (ASPECTS) to simulate the ... [more ▼]

A numerical model of chemical weathering in soil horizons and underlying bedrock (WITCH) has been coupled to a numerical model of water and carbon cycles in forest ecosystems (ASPECTS) to simulate the concentration of major species within the soil horizons and the stream of the Strengbach granitic watershed, located in the Vosges Mountains (France). For the first time, simulations of solute concentrations in soil layers and in the catchment river have been performed on a seasonal basis. The model is able to reproduce the concentrations of most major species within the soil horizons, as well as catching the first-order seasonal fluctuations of aqueous calcium, magnesium and silica concentrations. However, the WITCH model underestimates concentrations of Mg2+ and silica at the spring of the catchment stream, and significantly underestimates Ca2+ concentration. The deficit in calculated calcium can be compensated for by dissolution of trace apatite disseminated in the bedrock. However, the resulting increased Ca2+ release yields important smectite precipitation in the deepest model layer (in contact with the bedrock) and subsequent removal of large amount of silica and magnesium from solution. In contrast, the model accurately accounts for the concentrations of major species (Ca, Mg and silica) measured in the catchment stream when precipitation of clay minerals is not allowed. The model underestimation of Mg2+ and H4SiO4 concentrations when precipitation of well crystallized smectites is allowed strongly suggests that precipitation of well crystallized clay minerals is overestimated and that more soluble poorly crystallized and amorphous materials may be forming. In agreement with observations on other watersheds draining granitic rocks, this study indicates that highly soluble trace calcic phases control the aqueous calcium budget in the Strengbach watershed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detail60 h of anhepatic state without neurologic deficit
Detry, Olivier ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Transplant International (2006), 19(9), 769-769

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See detailLe statut juridique du migrant en Belgique
Gsir, Sonia ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri; Dirix, Eric (Eds.) Rapports Belges au Congrès de l'Académie Internationale de Droit comparé à UTRECHT. The Belgian reports at the Congress of Utrecht of the International Academy of Comparative Law. De Belgische rapporten voor het Congres van de "Académie Internationale de Droit comparé" (2006)

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See detailElectrostimulation du muscle dénervé (Questions-réponses)
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg

in Correspondances en Nerf & Muscle (2006), 1(3-4), 31-32

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See detail1798: contre les républicains français, une identité belge a posteriori
Raxhon, Philippe ULg; van Ypersele, Laurence

in Bruneel, Claude; Bernard, Bruno (Eds.) Les prémices de l'identité belge avant 1830? (2006)

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