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See detailAn outreach experience
Nazé, Yaël ULg

in European Planetary Science Congress 2006 (2006)

In our technological world, Science is everywhere and to participate to the public debates, citizens will need some basic scientific notions. Raising awareness of the public in Science is thus always ... [more ▼]

In our technological world, Science is everywhere and to participate to the public debates, citizens will need some basic scientific notions. Raising awareness of the public in Science is thus always worthwhile, even though only a small fraction of the audience will envisage a career in the field. Bringing science to the layman should even be a duty for scientists: we should not forget that we are paid by taxpayers, and are part of a public service; and besides, people tend to reject things that they do not understand - to get support, scientists need to enter the public arena and confront the crowd. Relying on attractive images and a timeless fascination, astronomy is particularly suited to do that. But what should a willing astronomer do to share (his/her) knowledge? There is certainly no definitive answer for that, but a few hints can still be given. Based on personal experience, this talk will present a few tips and things to avoid in three cases: animations (for kids and grown-ups), writing, and talking. [less ▲]

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See detailExamination of non-genetic factors affecting the growth performance of Djallonke sheep in soudanian zone at the Okpara Breeding farm of Benin
Gbangboche, A. B.; Youssao, A. K. I.; Adamou-Ndiaye, M. et al

in Tropical Animal Health and Production (2006), 38

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See detailIntratissular Lymphaticovenous Anastomoses Demonstrated by Perioperative Intramuscular Injection of 99mtc-Colloids
Heymans, Olivier; Fallais, Charles ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg

in Lymphatic Research and Biology (2006), 4(1, Spring), 29-33

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The existence of intratissular lymphaticovenous anastomoses has often been suggested, but it has never been demonstrated. This study aims at demonstrating the presence of such anastomoses. METHODS AND RESULTS: The free flap model was used to investigate the drainage of radiolabeled colloid particles whose size prevents direct passage to the blood vessels. The tracer was injected into the muscle or the skin during the surgical procedure. Blood samples were sequentially drawn from the venous pedicle over the 30 minutes that followed the tracer injection. The blood samples were counted using a gamma well-counter. In all 14 patients, the venous blood radioactivity steadily increased over time. Radiochemical analyses performed on the blood samples demonstrated that the radioactivity is related to the labeled colloids and not to free pertechnetate. Planar imaging performed 24 hours after the surgical procedure showed a significant liver uptake, and no accumulation in the area of normal lymphatic relays. CONCLUSIONS: As, in the free flap model, there is no lymphatic drainage through the classical pathways whatsoever, and since the size of the radiolabeled particles prevents them from directly entering the blood stream, the results strongly suggest the presence of functional intratissular lymphovenous anastomoses. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la mission CoRoT et à la recherche d'exoplanètes par la méthode des transits photométriques
Gillon, Michaël ULg

Doctoral thesis (2006)

In this thesis, we present our contributions to the CoRoT mission and to the search for exoplanets with the photometric transit method. We developped a spectroscopic analysis method, APASS, which allows ... [more ▼]

In this thesis, we present our contributions to the CoRoT mission and to the search for exoplanets with the photometric transit method. We developped a spectroscopic analysis method, APASS, which allows to obtain a precise determination of atmospheric physical parameters and abundances for stars with an unnegligeable rotational speed. We present APASS and the high-precision results we obtained for main target stars of the asteroseismological part of the CoRoT mission. Our results are in agreement with those obtained by other authors using different analysis methods, while beeing more precise. Furthermore, they show that the use of a spectroscopic analysis method based on equivalent widths measurements by gaussian or Voigt profiles fitting should be avoided for stars whose rotational velocity is significantly higher then the Sun’s, and that a method using synthetic spectra fitting for which the convolution is a free parameter should be prefered. Next, we investigate the potential of extrasolar planet transit surveys. We show that CoRoT has a very high potential for the detection of close-in giant planets, better than the one of the KEPLER mission. This latter reveals to be better for the detection of terrestrial planets. Nevertheless, CoRoT could detect a few giant telluric planets of short orbital period, provided that this kind of object is frequent in our galaxy. For ground-based surveys, our results based on the use of large telescopes and wide-field cameras seem to indicate that an important potential is also available from the ground. These results are nevertheless less reliable, mainly because of the lack of knowledge about the influence of systematic effects, and additional investigations using actual data will be necessary. We present then the deconvolution method MCS and the way we adapted it to planetary transit photometry. We present the results we obtained after analysis of actual data for OGLE-TR-123 (VLT/FORS2 data) and OGLE-TR-132 (VLT/FORS2 and NTT/SUSI2 data). These results are very encouraging and demonstrate the high potential of MCS for this kind of high-precision analysis. Finally, we present the future improvements we intend to install to obtain a still higher level of precision and to increase the speed of analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailBilan classique en neuropsychologie du langage
Poncelet, Martine ULg

in Estienne, Françoise; Piérart, Bernadette (Eds.) Les bilans de langage et de voix (2006)

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See detailDermal dendrocyte ballooning.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (2006), 7(6), 391-2

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See detailSynthesis and pharmacological evaluation of some N-arylsulfonyl-N-methyl-N'-(2,2-dimethyl-2-H-1-benzopyran-4-yl)ureas structurally related to cromakalim
Khelili, S.; Lebrun, P.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2006), 14

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See detaileCole - Projet d'apprentissage et de remédiation en ligne
Vreeswijk, Valérie ULg; Brundseaux, Marie-France ULg; Georges, François ULg et al

Report (2006)

Recherche-développement consacrée à la conception d'un dispositif en ligne susceptible de soutenir l'autonomisation des apprenants dans le déploiement des compétences "lire" et "écrire" en français.

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See detailSulphides and selenides from thrust-slice 2400, Musonoï Mine, Katanga, Congo
Pirard, Cassian; Hatert, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2006)

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See detailContribution à l'étude de la perception des métabolites secondaires d'origine végétale et aphidienne et de leurs impacts sur l'induction de la ponte du syrphe prédateur Episyrphus balteatus (DeGeer) (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Leroy, Pascal ULg

Master's dissertation (2006)

The predator Episyrphus balteatus (DeGeer) (Diptera, Syrphidae), efficient in the biological control against the aphids is able to perceive most of the volatile compounds from plants and aphids. All these ... [more ▼]

The predator Episyrphus balteatus (DeGeer) (Diptera, Syrphidae), efficient in the biological control against the aphids is able to perceive most of the volatile compounds from plants and aphids. All these semiochemicals define the different relationships between the three trophic levels (plant-phytophagous-predator) and directly help E. balteatus, as other predators and parasitoids, to locate their prey. In this context, our study highlights the importance of plant and aphid semiochemicals in the foraging behavior of the predator E. balteatus. [less ▲]

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See detailOver literatuurgeschiedenis
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Freespace Nieuwzuid (2006), 6(21), 126

The present issue is a collection of reflections on the way literary history is to be written at the beginning of the 21st century, primarily on the occasion of the publication of a new history of postwar ... [more ▼]

The present issue is a collection of reflections on the way literary history is to be written at the beginning of the 21st century, primarily on the occasion of the publication of a new history of postwar Dutch literature. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of the current techniques used for the denoising of scintigraphic images
Kirkove, Murielle ULg; Seret, Alain ULg

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2006), 33(S2), 318

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See detailSynthesis and application of new N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium complexes in catalysis: A case study
Delaude, Lionel ULg; Demonceau, Albert ULg; Noels, Alfred ULg

in Current Organic Chemistry (2006), 10(2), 203-215

New imidazolium and imidazolinium salts were synthesized and their ability to act as stable N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand precursors was investigated in various ruthenium-catalyzed processes. Thus ... [more ▼]

New imidazolium and imidazolinium salts were synthesized and their ability to act as stable N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand precursors was investigated in various ruthenium-catalyzed processes. Thus, 1,3-diarylimidazol(in)ium chlorides bearing the phenyl, 1-naphthyl, 4-biphenyl, 3,5-dimethylphenyl, 2-tolyl, 2,6-dimethylphenyl, 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl (mesityl), and 2,6-diisopropylphenyl substituents were prepared. They were combined with the [RuCl2(p-cymene)](2) dimer and potassium tert-butoxide or sodium hydride to generate the corresponding ruthenium-arene complexes [RuCl2(p-cymene)(NHC)] in situ. The catalytic activity of all these species was investigated in the photoinduced ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornene and cyclooctene. Results from this study showed that the C4-C5 double bond in the imidazole ring of the NHC ligands was not crucial to achieve high catalytic efficiencies. The presence or the absence of alkyl groups on the ortho positions of the phenyl rings had a more pronounced influence. Blocking all the ortho positions was a requisite for obtaining efficient catalysts. Failure to do so probably resulted in the ortho-metallation of the carbene ligand, thereby altering the coordination sphere of the ruthenium active centers. Catalytic screenings were also carried out with the various imidazol(in)ium salts to evaluate their ability at promoting the cyclopropanation of styrene and cyclooctene with ethyl diazoacetate. Under the experimental conditions adopted, the exact nature of the N,N'-diaryl groups had very little influence on the outcome of these reactions. The imidazolium salts were further probed as catalyst modifiers for the Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) of carbon tetrachloride to styrene. Some species displayed a dual activity and promoted both olefin metathesis and ATRA. [less ▲]

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See detailTen geleide
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Freespace Nieuwzuid (2006), 6(21), 5

This is an introduction to a special issue of Nieuwzuid on the writing of literary history.

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See detailLe pimecrolimus (Elidel) hors des sentiers battus.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Hermanns, Jean-François ULg; Thirion, Laurence et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(4), 256-9

Pimecrolimus is an immune downregulator that belongs to the class of calcineurin inhibitors. Its efficacy is recognized for the topical treatment of the mild to moderate types of atopic dermatitis. In ... [more ▼]

Pimecrolimus is an immune downregulator that belongs to the class of calcineurin inhibitors. Its efficacy is recognized for the topical treatment of the mild to moderate types of atopic dermatitis. In addition, the drug shows activity in a series of other dermatitides. We report a review of the international literature about this topic. [less ▲]

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See detailPET and PET/CT Imaging in Lung Cancer
Rigo, Pierre ULg; Hustinx, Roland ULg; Bury, Thierry ULg

in Valk, PE; Delbeke, D; Bailey, DL (Eds.) et al Positron Emission Tomography - Clnical practice (2006)

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See detailValère Novarina, le langage en scène
Dubouclez, Olivier ULg

Book published by ADPF/Ministère des affaires étrangères (2006)

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See detailA new species of Jonesiobryum (Bryopsida : Rhachitheciaceae) from Uganda
Fischer, E.; Killmann, D.; Sérusiaux, Emmanuel ULg

in Journal of Bryology (2006), 28(3), 177-181

Jonesiobryum dumboi is described as a new moss species from Uganda. It differs from its congeners by possessing more broadly obovate leaves and a costa that ends well below the apex. The species is only ... [more ▼]

Jonesiobryum dumboi is described as a new moss species from Uganda. It differs from its congeners by possessing more broadly obovate leaves and a costa that ends well below the apex. The species is only known from the type locality where it was collected on branches in the canopy. [less ▲]

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See detailLyapunov generation of entanglement and the correspondence principle
Petitjean, Cyril ULg; Jacquod, Ph

in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS (2006), 97(19), 194103-4

We show how a classically vanishing interaction generates entanglement between two initially nonentangled particles, without affecting their classical dynamics. For chaotic dynamics, the rate of ... [more ▼]

We show how a classically vanishing interaction generates entanglement between two initially nonentangled particles, without affecting their classical dynamics. For chaotic dynamics, the rate of entanglement is shown to saturate at the Lyapunov exponent of the classical dynamics as the interaction strength increases. In the saturation regime, the one-particle Wigner function follows classical dynamics better and better as one goes deeper and deeper in the semiclassical limit. This demonstrates that quantum-classical correspondence at the microscopic level does not require coupling to a large number of external degrees of freedom. [less ▲]

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