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See detailCompte rendu des actes du colloque : Identités franciscaines à l’âge des réformes
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (2006), 112(3-4), 692-693

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See detailTropical insects in collection at the University of Liège Museum of Zoology: a first approach
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Grogna, Philippe; Govers, Aurélie et al

in Segers, Hendrik; Desmet, P.; Baus, Erika (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd GBIF Science Symposium - Tropical Biodiversity: Science, Data, Conservation (2006)

The University of Liège Museum of Zoology holds some large and not well-known insect collections, which are still very well preserved, due to the work of famous entomologists and curators such as Fritz ... [more ▼]

The University of Liège Museum of Zoology holds some large and not well-known insect collections, which are still very well preserved, due to the work of famous entomologists and curators such as Fritz Carpentier and Noël Magis. Insects from tropical areas are very well presented in these collections and were collected all around the world. The expedition of Edouard van Beneden in Brazil (in company of two entomologists) provided numerous specimens, mainly Coleoptera. More than 8,500 insects were sent from Paraguay by the Estacion Entomologica ‘FABRE’ and are still preserved in the original mailing boxes. Due to investment of the University in cooperation projects with some African countries, numerous insects (mainly Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) were collected there between 1900 and 1990. The main source of exotic insect specimens is the “Léon Candèze’s collection of Lepidoptera from around the world”, which comprimes more than 9,500 specimens. A first inventory, which digitized all genera and families present in this collection, showed it contains at least five systematic types. However, the aforesaid collections need an in depth study from researchers interested in the genera and species they concern. Even though not every insect specimen is recorded in the handwritten registers or the collection database, the well- organised depositories allow finding them easy, and any request of study would be welcome. [less ▲]

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See detailL'apport des revues et de la statistique à l'approche des réseaux
Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Denis, Benoît; de Marneffe, Daphné (Eds.) Les Réseaux littéraires (2006)

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See detailQualité nutritionnelle du lait - Etude de la variabilité intra- et inter-races du profil en acides gras du lait
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Dardenne, Pierre; Gillon, Alain ULg et al

in Le Bulletin (2006), (2), 8-10

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See detailFunctional neuroanatomy of the hypnotic state.
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Boly, Mélanie ULg; Laureys, Steven ULg

in Journal of Physiology - Paris (2006), 99(4-6), 463-9

The neural mechanisms underlying hypnosis and especially the modulation of pain perception by hypnosis remain obscure. Using PET we first described the distribution of regional cerebral blood flow during ... [more ▼]

The neural mechanisms underlying hypnosis and especially the modulation of pain perception by hypnosis remain obscure. Using PET we first described the distribution of regional cerebral blood flow during the hypnotic state. Hypnosis relied on revivification of pleasant autobiographical memories and was compared to imaging autobiographical material in "normal alertness". The hypnotic state was related to the activation of a widespread set of cortical areas involving occipital, parietal, precentral, premotor, and ventrolateral prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices. This pattern of activation shares some similarities with mental imagery, from which it mainly differs by the relative deactivation of precuneus. Second, we looked at the anti-nociceptive effects of hypnosis. Compared to the resting state, hypnosis reduced pain perception by approximately 50%. The hypnosis-induced reduction of affective and sensory responses to noxious thermal stimulation were modulated by the activity in the midcingulate cortex (area 24a'). Finally, we assessed changes in cerebral functional connectivity related to hypnosis. Compared to normal alertness (i.e., rest and mental imagery), the hypnotic state, significantly enhanced the functional modulation between midcingulate cortex and a large neural network involved in sensory, affective, cognitive and behavioral aspects of nociception. These findings show that not only pharmacological but also psychological strategies for pain control can modulate the cerebral network involved in noxious perception. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh-pressure study of the beta-to-alpha transition in Ga2O3
Machon, D.; McMillan, P. F.; Xu, Bin ULg et al

in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2006), 73(9),

The high-pressure behavior of Ga2O3 is studied up to 40 GPa using synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy in diamond anvil cells. A phase transformation from the monoclinic beta-phase (C2/m ... [more ▼]

The high-pressure behavior of Ga2O3 is studied up to 40 GPa using synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy in diamond anvil cells. A phase transformation from the monoclinic beta-phase (C2/m) is observed at a pressure above 20-22 GPa. The high-pressure polymorph is identified as the alpha-phase that is isostructural with corundum (R (3) over barc symmetry) from the x-ray diffraction data. However, considerable anion disorder is indicated by the appearance of broad bands in the Raman spectra. The experimental results are complemented by ab initio theoretical calculations of the energetics of the two structures and the lattice dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailFour-year follow-up of infliximab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with long-standing refractory disease: attrition and long-term evolution of disease activity
Cruyssen, B. V.; Van Looy, S.; Wyns, B. et al

in Arthritis Research & Therapy (2006), 8(4), 112

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with ... [more ▼]

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with long-standing refractory rheumatoid arthritis treated with intravenous infusions of infliximab 3 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, and 14 and every 8 weeks thereafter for 4 years. Among the initial 511 patients included in the study, 479 could be evaluated; of these, 295 (61.6%) were still receiving infliximab treatment at year 4 of follow-up. The most common reasons for treatment discontinuation were lack of efficacy (65 patients, 13.6%), safety (81 patients, 16.9%), and elective change (38 patients, 7.9%). Analysis of disease activity scores (DAS28 [ disease activity score based on the 28-joint count]) over time showed that, after the initial rapid improvement during the first 6 to 22 weeks of therapy, a further decrease in disease activity of 0.2 units in the DAS28 score per year was observed. DAS28 scores, measured at week 14 or 22, were found to predict subsequent discontinuation due to lack of efficacy. In conclusion, long-term maintenance therapy with infliximab 3 mg/kg is effective in producing further reductions in disease activity. Disease activity measured by the DAS28 at week 14 or 22 of infliximab therapy was the best predictor of long-term attrition. [less ▲]

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See detailp27kip1 independently promotes neuronal differentiation and migration in the cerebral cortex.
Nguyen, Laurent ULg; Besson, Arnaud; Heng, Julian Ik-Tsen et al

in Genes & Development (2006), 20(11), 1511-24

The generation of neurons by progenitor cells involves the tight coordination of multiple cellular activities, including cell cycle exit, initiation of neuronal differentiation, and cell migration. The ... [more ▼]

The generation of neurons by progenitor cells involves the tight coordination of multiple cellular activities, including cell cycle exit, initiation of neuronal differentiation, and cell migration. The mechanisms that integrate these different events into a coherent developmental program are not well understood. Here we show that the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(Kip1) plays an important role in neurogenesis in the mouse cerebral cortex by promoting the differentiation and radial migration of cortical projection neurons. Importantly, these two functions of p27(Kip1) involve distinct activities, which are independent of its role in cell cycle regulation. p27(Kip1) promotes neuronal differentiation by stabilizing Neurogenin2 protein, an activity carried by the N-terminal half of the protein. p27(Kip1) promotes neuronal migration by blocking RhoA signaling, an activity that resides in its C-terminal half. Thus, p27(Kip1) plays a key role in cortical development, acting as a modular protein that independently regulates and couples multiple cellular pathways contributing to neurogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailCoupling cell cycle exit, neuronal differentiation and migration in cortical neurogenesis.
Nguyen, Laurent ULg; Besson, Arnaud; Roberts, James M et al

in Cell Cycle (Georgetown, Tex.) (2006), 5(20), 2314-8

The generation of new neurons in the cerebral cortex requires that progenitor cells leave the cell cycle and activate specific programs of differentiation and migration. Genetic studies have identified ... [more ▼]

The generation of new neurons in the cerebral cortex requires that progenitor cells leave the cell cycle and activate specific programs of differentiation and migration. Genetic studies have identified some of the molecules controlling these cellular events, but how the different aspects of neurogenesis are integrated into a coherent developmental program remains unclear. One possible mechanism implicates multifunctional proteins that regulate, both cell cycle exit and cell differentiation.(1) A prime example is the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(Kip1), which has recently been shown to function beyond cell cycle regulation and promote both neuronal differentiation and migration of newborn cortical neurons, through distinct and separable mechanisms. p27(Kip1) is therefore part of a machinery that couples the multiple events of neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex. [less ▲]

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See detailMotivation et volition: une distinction incontournable
Broonen, Jean-Paul ULg

in Education-Formation (2006), 284(December), 62-71

Firstly, in this paper the historical analysis of volition as a specific construct in front of motivation and conation is developed. From the middle of the eighties volition is focused in empirical ... [more ▼]

Firstly, in this paper the historical analysis of volition as a specific construct in front of motivation and conation is developed. From the middle of the eighties volition is focused in empirical literature as a central concept in goal-directed learning behaviours, especially when goals are difficult to reach. Secondly, limits of motivation (values, expectations) to explain reaching complex learning goals which imply overcoming internal or external obstacles are heightened and volition (action control strategies and implementation intentions) is proved to basically contribute to initiate goal-directed actions and bring them to a successful conclusion. [less ▲]

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See detailA New Discontinuous Galerkin Formulation for Non-Linear Elasticity
Noels, Ludovic ULg; Chandran, Ram B; Radovitzky, Raul

Conference (2006)

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See detailBiology of Posidonia
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Cambridge, M. L.; Velimirov et al

in Larkum, Anthony WD; Orth, Robert J; Duarte, Carlos M (Eds.) Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation (2006)

The aim of this chapter is to place emphasis on the dynamics of Posidonia systems in order to detect key ecosystem processes and to put in evidence the large differences between the Mediterranean and ... [more ▼]

The aim of this chapter is to place emphasis on the dynamics of Posidonia systems in order to detect key ecosystem processes and to put in evidence the large differences between the Mediterranean and Australian systems. These key processes shall be the basis to formulate new working hypothesis in order to verify newly emerging concepts and propose management plans in order to ensure the sustainability of the system. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Timothy CHAPPELL, "Reading Plato’s Theaetetus"
Gavray, Marc-Antoine ULg

in Revue Philosophique de Louvain (2006), (1), 159-161

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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 detailCaryl Phillips's Drama: A Blueprint for a New Britishness?
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Davis, Geoffrey V.; Fuchs, Anne (Eds.) Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice (2006)

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See detailINTERREG III Projekt: Erdbebenmikrozonierung am südlichen Oberrhein: Teilbericht 2
Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Fäh, Donat

Report (2006)

Um Abschätzungen der S-Wellengeschwindigkeit für die verschiedenen geologischen Formationen in der Region zu erhalten, wurde eine grosse Anzahl von Arraymessungen durchgeführt. Das Ziel einer solchen ... [more ▼]

Um Abschätzungen der S-Wellengeschwindigkeit für die verschiedenen geologischen Formationen in der Region zu erhalten, wurde eine grosse Anzahl von Arraymessungen durchgeführt. Das Ziel einer solchen Messung ist die Bestimmung der Phasengeschwindigkeit der Rayleighwellen (Fundamentalmode und höhere Moden) als Funktion der Frequenz. Aus der Phasengeschwindigkeit lassen sich Modelle für die S-Wellengeschwindigkeit der lokalen Struktur invertieren. Bei der Inversion werden sowohl geologische Informationen, als auch die gemessene Eigenfrequenz der Lockersedimente und die Eigenschaften der gemessenen H/V Kurve verwendet. Ergänzt wurden die Messungen des Schweizerischen Erdbebendienstes durch Messungen des Bureau de Recherche Geologique et Miniere (BRGM) und des Leibniz Instituts für Geowissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsaufgaben, Hannover (GGA). Abbildung 1 zeigt die Standorte der durchgeführten Messungen im Untersuchungsgebiet. Die Charakterisierung der verschiedenen geologischen Strukturen ist die Grundlage für die Entwicklung von Modellen für die numerische Modellierung. [less ▲]

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See detailTrends in age-at-detection in Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy cases: a useful indicator of the epidemic curve
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Speybroeck, N.; Vanopdenbosch, E. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2006), 159

There were 118 cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Belgium before January 1, 2004. Trends in their age at detection were analysed and attempts were made to use this parameter as a predictor ... [more ▼]

There were 118 cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Belgium before January 1, 2004. Trends in their age at detection were analysed and attempts were made to use this parameter as a predictor of the current status of the BSE epidemic in the country. The following variables were considered: date of birth, breed, date of detection, mode of detection, and the number and age of animals slaughtered and rendered each month. Age at detection as a function of date of birth was a very poor epidemiological indicator. It was concluded that the increasing age of BSE cases when they were detected was due to the depletion of cases, as a result of there being no new infections, and that it is a reliable indicator of a decrease in the epidemic curve in Belgium. By means of a simulation it is shown how age distribution at the time of detection closely follows the epidemic curve and data from Great Britain are used to illustrate the point. [less ▲]

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