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See detailInAs with wurtzite crystal structure: full-potential and psedopotential ab-initio calculations
Zanolli, Zeila ULg; von Barth, Ulf

in Luitz, Joachim; Hebert, Cecile; Weinmeier, Kerstin (Eds.) et al DFTEM2006 - bringing together two communities (2006)

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See detailLes industries aux pointes foliacées et la transition du Paléolithique moyen au Paléolithique supérieur dans le Nord de l'Europe
Flas, Damien ULg

in Bulletin de l'Association Scientifique Liégeoise pour la Recherche Archéologique (2006), 25

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See detailL’enfant (et le) sauvage : entre "L’Idiot de la famille" de Sartre et "La Pensée sauvage" de Lévi-Strauss
Cormann, Grégory ULg

in Phainomenon : Revista de Fenomenologia (2006)

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See detailResults of a whole-genome quantitative trait locus scan for growth, carcass composition and meat quality in a porcine four-way cross.
Harmegnies, N.; DAVIN, Fabienne ULg; DE SMET, Samantha ULg et al

in Animal Genetics (2006), 37(6), 543-53

A whole-genome quantitative trait locus (QTL) scan for 31 phenotypes related to growth, carcass composition and meat quality was conducted using 1187 progeny of a commercial four-way cross. Animals were ... [more ▼]

A whole-genome quantitative trait locus (QTL) scan for 31 phenotypes related to growth, carcass composition and meat quality was conducted using 1187 progeny of a commercial four-way cross. Animals were genotyped for 198 microsatellite markers that spanned the entire porcine genome. QTL analysis was conducted to extract information from paternal and maternal meioses separately using a rank-based nonparametric approach for half-sib designs. Nine QTL exceeded genome-wide significance: one QTL affecting growth (average daily gain on SSC1), two QTL influencing carcass composition (fatness on SSC3 and muscle mass on SSC15) and six QTL influencing meat quality (tenderness on SSC4 and SSC14; colour on SSC5, SSC6 and SSCX; and conductivity on SSC16). All but one of these coincided with previously reported QTL. In addition, we present evidence for 78 suggestive QTL with a combined false discovery rate of 40%. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison between homogeneous and heterogeneous field information for plastic material identification
Lecompte, D.; Sol, H.; Vantomme, J. et al

in Grédiac, Michel; Huntley, Jonathan (Eds.) Proceedings of Photomecanics Conference 2006 (2006)

The accuracy of a Finite Element Simulation for plastic deformation strongly depends on the chosen constitutive laws and the value of the material parameters within these laws. The identification of those ... [more ▼]

The accuracy of a Finite Element Simulation for plastic deformation strongly depends on the chosen constitutive laws and the value of the material parameters within these laws. The identification of those mechanical parameters can be done based on homogeneous stress and strain fields such as those obtained in uniaxial tensile tests and simple shear tests performed in different plane material directions. Another way to identify plastic material parameters is by inverse modeling of an experiment exhibiting a heterogeneous stress and strain field. Experimental forces and strains are in this case compared to the simulated ones and it is tried to reduce the difference in a least-squares sense by optimizing the model parameters. The optimization technique used is this case is gradient based, which means that at every iteration a sensitivity calculation has to be performed in order to indicate the direction in which the parameters are to be identified. The basic principle of the inverse modeling procedure as it is used for parameter identification is the generation of a complex and heterogeneous deformation field that contains as much information as possible about the parameters to be identified. One way of obtaining such a non-homogeneous deformation is by altering the geometry of the specimen for a uniaxial test. Another possibility is to make the loading conditions more complex. In this paper both options are actually combined by using a biaxial tensile test on a perforated cruciform specimen. In the present paper, the work hardening of the material is assumed to be isotropic and it is described by a Swift law. The yield locus is modeled by the anisotropic Hill48 criterion. A comparison is made between the identification of the Hill48 parameters based on the one hand on the Lankford coefficients [1] and on the inverse modeling of a biaxial tensile test on the other hand [less ▲]

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See detailPli et "subjectivation" chez Heidegger
Pieron, Julien ULg

in Cormann, Grégory; Laoureux, Sébastien; Pieron, Julien (Eds.) Différence et identité: Les enjeux phénoménologiques du pli (2006)

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See detailRadiation enhances the invasive potential of primary glioblastoma cells via activation of the Rho signaling pathway.
Zhai, Gary G; Malhotra, Rajeev; Delaney, Meaghan et al

in Journal of neuro-oncology (2006), 76(3), 227-37

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is among the most treatment-refractory of all human tumors. Radiation is effective at prolonging survival of GBM patients; however, the vast majority of GBM patients ... [more ▼]

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is among the most treatment-refractory of all human tumors. Radiation is effective at prolonging survival of GBM patients; however, the vast majority of GBM patients demonstrate progression at or near the site of original treatment. We have identified primary GBM cell lines that demonstrate increased invasive potential upon radiation exposure. As this represents a novel mechanism by which radiation-treated GBMs can fail therapy, we further investigated the identity of downstream signaling molecules that enhance the invasive phenotype of irradiated GBMs. Matrigel matrices were used to compare the extent of invasion of irradiated vs. non-irradiated GBM cell lines UN3 and GM2. The in vitro invasive potential of these irradiated cells were characterized in the presence of both pharmacologic and dominant negative inhibitors of extracellular matrix and cell signaling molecules including MMP, uPA, IGFR, EGFR, PI-3K, AKT, and Rho kinase. The effect of radiation on the expression of these signaling molecules was determined with Western blot assays. Ultimately, the in vitro tumor invasion results were confirmed using an in vivo 9L GBM model in rats. Using the primary GBM cell lines UN3 and GM2, we found that radiation enhances the invasive potential of these cells via activation of EGFR and IGFR1. Our findings suggest that activation of Rho signaling via PI-3K is required for radiation-induced invasion, although not required for invasion under physiologic conditions. This report clearly demonstrates that radiation-mediated invasion is fundamentally distinct from invasion under normal cellular physiology and identifies potential therapeutic targets to overcome this phenomenon. [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 detailLa controverse sur la négation de Bolzano à Windelband
Seron, Denis ULg

in Philosophie (2006), 90

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See detailTechnology readiness and the evaluation and adoption of self-service technologies
Van Riel, Allard ULg; Liljander, Veronica; Gillberg, Filippa et al

in Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (2006), 13(3), 177-191

s companies struggle to persuade their customers to adopt new self-service technologies (SSTs), it has become increasingly important to understand the factors affecting customers’ attitudes towards these ... [more ▼]

s companies struggle to persuade their customers to adopt new self-service technologies (SSTs), it has become increasingly important to understand the factors affecting customers’ attitudes towards these SSTs and their adoption behaviour. Technology readiness (TR), i.e. the customer's mental readiness to accept new technologies, has been proposed as such a factor. TR comprises four dimensions: innovativeness, optimism, discomfort and insecurity. This article investigates the effects of TR on customers’ (1) attitudes towards using SST for airline check-in, (2) adoption of self-service check-in, and (3) evaluations of a new self-service check-in on the Internet, in terms of perceived service quality, satisfaction and loyalty. An empirical study was conducted among loyalty program customers of a European airline, having access to Internet check-in. Data were collected with online and traditional mail surveys, resulting in 1258 usable responses. Analysis of the data revealed that only optimism and innovativeness formed unique individual dimensions. Furthermore, TR had surprisingly little impact on customer attitudes towards SST, on adoption behaviour, and on SST evaluations. Optimism explained consumer behaviour towards SSTs best, whereas innovativeness had only a marginal effect on attitudes towards using the Internet or a mobile phone to check-in. The article concludes with a discussion of the validity of the TR construct and suggestions for future research. Managerial implications are provided. [less ▲]

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See detailLipid-Destabilising Properties Of A Peptide With Structural Plasticity
Lorin, A.; Thomas, Annick ULg; Stroobant, V. et al

in Chemistry and Physics of Lipids (2006), 141(1-2), 185-96

The Chameleon peptide (Cham) is a peptide designed from two regions of the GB1 protein, one folded as an alpha-helix and the other as a beta structure. Depending on the environment, the Cham peptide ... [more ▼]

The Chameleon peptide (Cham) is a peptide designed from two regions of the GB1 protein, one folded as an alpha-helix and the other as a beta structure. Depending on the environment, the Cham peptide adopts an alpha or a beta conformation when inserted in different locations of GB1. This environment dependence is also observed for tilted peptides. These short protein fragments, able to destabilise organised system, are mainly folded in beta structure in water and in alpha helix in a hydrophobic environment, like the lipid bilayer. In this paper, we tested whether the Cham peptide can be qualified as a tilted peptide. For this, we have compared the properties of Cham peptide (hydrophobicity, destabilising properties, conformation) to those of tilted peptides. The results suggest that Cham is a tilted peptide. Our study, together the presence of tilted fragments in transconformational proteins, suggests a relationship between tilted peptides and structural lability. [less ▲]

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See detailRez. zu: Bhatt, Christa / Herrwegen, Alice: Das Kölsche Wörterbuch
Möller, Robert ULg

in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (2006), 70

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See detailLes clauses d'un contrat de vie commune d'un couple non marié
Dehalleux, Virginie ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Aspects actuels de la programmation patrimoniale dans la famille (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 detailMapped fields of surface geostrophic currents based on altimetry, and fields of sea surface winds, cloud-free sea surface temperature and chlorophyll concentration using monovariate OI and a multivariate EOF technique
Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Barth, Alexander ULg; Helber, R. W. et al

Conference (2006)

There is an increasing demand for regional oceanic models capable of simulating the regional ocean circulation. Accurate surface forcing functions are necessary to achieve this goal. Here we present ... [more ▼]

There is an increasing demand for regional oceanic models capable of simulating the regional ocean circulation. Accurate surface forcing functions are necessary to achieve this goal. Here we present analyses of several data sets covering the contiguous eastern Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic: a) Wind fields resulting from the blending by optimal interpolation (OI) of NCEP, in situ and QuikSCAT winds. These winds show improvements in the coastal region, where orography and coastal boundary layer effects are important and under-resolved. b) Cloud-free SST, created by merging several SST sources using OI. c) Cloud-free chlorophyll, also created using OI. d) Surface drifter trajectories, generated from geostrophic currents and used to track water masses, with application to the Mississippi River outflow subsequent to Hurricane Katrina. e) Multivariate cloud-free products, using SST and chlorophyll, and SST and QuikSCAT winds, to obtain more accurate reconstructions than the monovariate equivalents. We use an EOF-based method, called DINEOF, which has proven to give similar results to OI-based reconstruction but up to 30 times faster, making it very suitable for operational applications. These data sets, originally created for the West Florida Shelf, have been expanded for the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (SEACOOS) and for broader environmental applications. [less ▲]

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See detailBaryon resonances in large N(c) QCD
Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Bled Workshops in Physics (2006), 7(1), 61-66

The baryon spectra are discussed in the context of the $1/N_c$ expansion approach, with emphasis on mixed symmetric states. The contributions of the spin dependent terms as a function of the excitation ... [more ▼]

The baryon spectra are discussed in the context of the $1/N_c$ expansion approach, with emphasis on mixed symmetric states. The contributions of the spin dependent terms as a function of the excitation energy are shown explicitly. At large energies these contributions are expected to vanish. [less ▲]

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See detailMyeloperoxidase concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy horses and those with recurrent airway obstruction
Art, Tatiana ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research = Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire (2006), 70(4), 291-296

The aim of this work was to measure the myeloperoxidase (MPO) concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid collected from horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), both in crisis and in ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work was to measure the myeloperoxidase (MPO) concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid collected from horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), both in crisis and in remission, as well as from healthy horses. Seven horses with RAO were exposed to moldy hay until the maximum change in pleural pressure was greater than 1.5 kPa. At that point, BAL was performed, and the total cell counts and percentages in the fluid were immediately determined. To measure the MPO concentration in BAL-fluid supernatant, we used a specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with polyclonal antibodies against equine MPO. The tests were repeated on the horses with RAO after they had spent 2 mo on pasture. Six healthy horses serving as controls underwent the same tests. The absolute and relative neutrophil counts and the MPO concentration in the BAL fluid were significantly greater in the horses with an RAO crisis than in the control horses. After 2 mo on pasture, the horses that had been in RAO crisis were clinically normal, and their neutrophil counts and MPO levels in BAL fluid had significantly decreased; during remission their neutrophil counts were not significantly different from those in the healthy horses, but their MPO concentration remained significantly higher. This study showed that determining the MPO concentration in a horse's BAL fluid is technically possible and that during remission from RAO the concentration remains higher than normal. Thus, MPO may be a marker of neutrophil presence and activation in the lower airways. [less ▲]

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See detailVariabilité des enregistrements polliniques en montagne et reconstitutions paléoécologiques.
David, F; Damblon, F; Farjanel, G et al

in Belgeo (2006), 3

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See detailIrreversible passive energy transfer in coupled oscillators with essential nonlinearity
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Lee, Young Sup; Vakakis, Alexander F. et al

in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (2006), 66(2), 648-679

We study numerically and analytically the dynamics of passive energy transfer from a damped linear oscillator to an essentially nonlinear end attachment. This transfer is caused by either fundamental or ... [more ▼]

We study numerically and analytically the dynamics of passive energy transfer from a damped linear oscillator to an essentially nonlinear end attachment. This transfer is caused by either fundamental or subharmonic resonance capture, and in some cases is initiated by nonlinear beat phenomena. It is shown that, due to the essential nonlinearity, the end attachment is capable of passively absorbing broadband energy at both high and low frequencies, acting, in essence, as a passive broadband boundary controller. Complicated transitions in the damped dynamics can be interpreted based on the topological structure and bifurcations of the periodic solutions of the underlying undamped system. Moreover, complex resonance capture cascades are numerically encountered when we increase the number of degrees of freedom of the system. The ungrounded essentially nonlinear end attachment discussed in this work can find application in numerous practical settings, including vibration and shock isolation of structures, seismic isolation,. utter suppression, and packaging. [less ▲]

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See detailFeasability of forest conversion: ecological, social and economic aspects (FEFOCON)
Verheyen, Kris; Lust, Noel; Carnol, Monique ULg et al

Report (2006)

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