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See detailInvestigation on the equivalent viscous damping in direct displacement-based design
Degée, Hervé ULg; Bento, R.; Massena, B.

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See detailMaximum likelihood range dependence compensation for STAP
Neyt, Xavier; Acheroy, Marc; Verly, Jacques ULg

Conference (2007)

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See detailNumerical modelling of coupled mechanics and gas transfer
Gerard, Pierre ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Barnichon, Jean-Dominique et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailUne histoire des Lumières au pays de Liège. Livre, idées, société
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

Book published by Éditions de l'Université de Liège (2007)

Voltaire n'a pas ménagé le pays de Liège. État clérical, berceau de la Fête-Dieu, la principauté était symbolisée par l'Almanach de Mathieu Laensbergh, dont les prédictions entretenaient un fatalisme ... [more ▼]

Voltaire n'a pas ménagé le pays de Liège. État clérical, berceau de la Fête-Dieu, la principauté était symbolisée par l'Almanach de Mathieu Laensbergh, dont les prédictions entretenaient un fatalisme obscurantiste. Le présent ouvrage montre une réalité plus contrastée, où s'entrecroisent industrie de la contrefaçon littéraire, séjours d'écrivains en cavale et grandes entreprises typographiques, pour former une toile de fond sur laquelle se détache une véritable révolution des mentalités. L'impulsion fut-elle donnée par la création en 1756 du Journal encyclopédique? L'imprimeur Bassompierre avait-il auparavant ouvert la voie en publiant Diderot, l'École de la volupté du matérialiste La Mettrie ou le Code de la nature, sorte de charte pré-socialiste? Le règne de Charles d'Oultremont installe-t-il une parenthèse pieuse avant qu'apparaisse en 1772 son successeur Velbruck, franc-maçon et modèle de «prince-évêque éclairé»? Telles sont quelques-unes des questions discutées ici. Figurant parmi les capitales européennes de la contrefaçon du livre, Liège et sa filiale maastrichtoise participeront aux premières tentatives d'édition des oeuvres complètes des philosophes : Voltaire (en trente-deux volumes!), Helvétius, Montesquieu, Beaumarchais, Raynal. L'imprimeur Clément Plomteux se spécialisera dans d'ambitieux projets de totalisation du savoir, dont une refonte de l'Encyclopédie. La poésie, réveillée par le long séjour qu'effectue à Liège l'écrivain Léonard, stimulera l'idéal d'une régénération de l'homme par le retour à la nature. La Société Libre d'Émulation (1779) fournira la caisse de résonance que réclamaient un puissant souci collectif de modernité et l'avènement d'une «société des talents». S'y joignirent des revendications de justice sociale qui se lisent dans la littérature des procès opposant nobles et communautés, ou dans l'Histoire des deux Indes de Raynal et Diderot. L'«embrasement inévitable» de 1789 n'était plus loin. [less ▲]

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See detailPET/CT imaging of skull base meningiomas using 2-18F-fluoro-L-tyrosine : Initial report.
RUTTEN, I.; CABAY, J.; WITHOFS, Nadia ULg et al

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine (The) (2007), 48(SUPPL), 11

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See detailMedical Imaging in Engineering School
Verly, Jacques ULg

Scientific conference (2007)

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See detailFluid-structure interaction effects in the dynamic response of free-standing plates to uniform shock loading
Kambouchev, Nayden; Radovitzky, Raúl; Noels, Ludovic ULg

in Journal of Applied Mechanics (2007), 74

The problem of uniform shocks interacting with free-standing plates is studied analytically and numerically for arbitrary shock intensity and plate mass. The analysis is of interest in the design and ... [more ▼]

The problem of uniform shocks interacting with free-standing plates is studied analytically and numerically for arbitrary shock intensity and plate mass. The analysis is of interest in the design and interpretation of fluid–structure interaction (FSI) experiments in shock tubes. In contrast to previous work corresponding to the case of incident blast profiles of exponential distribution, all asymptotic limits obtained here are exact. The contributions include the extension of Taylor’s FSI analysis for acoustic waves, the exact analysis of the asymptotic limits of very heavy and very light plates for arbitrary shock intensity, and a general formula for the transmitted impulse in the intermediate plate mass range. One of the implications is that the impulse transmitted to the plate can be expressed univocally in terms of a single nondimensional compressible FSI parameter. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect Of Inoculum And Pepsin-Pancreatin Hydrolysis On Fibre Fermentation Mecasured By The Gas Production Technique In Pigs
Bindelle, Jérôme ULg; Buldgen, André; Boudry, Christelle ULg et al

in Animal Feed Science & Technology (2007), 132(1-2), 111-122

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See detailDermométrologie et mécanobiologie
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg

Scientific conference (2007)

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See detailExperimental investigation on the seismic behaviour of north European masonry houses
Degée, Hervé ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg; Candeias, P. et al

in Proceedings of SISMICA 07, Sismic Congress (2007)

This paper presents the results of shaking table tests performed on two full-scale masonry houses typical from North-European countries. The main objective of the experimental study is to assess the ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of shaking table tests performed on two full-scale masonry houses typical from North-European countries. The main objective of the experimental study is to assess the seismic behaviour of such houses for situations of low to moderate seismicity and to investigate the actual effect of some reinforcing details. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of oral corticosteroids and phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor on the acute inflammation induced by inhaled lipopolysaccharide in human.
Michel, Olivier; Dentener, Mieke; Cataldo, Didier ULg et al

in Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2007), 20(6), 676-83

Background Endotoxins are pro-inflammatory substances present in the environment. In man, inhalation of its purified derivative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces inflammation related to macrophages and ... [more ▼]

Background Endotoxins are pro-inflammatory substances present in the environment. In man, inhalation of its purified derivative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces inflammation related to macrophages and neutrophils. Corticosteroids and phosphodiesterase (PDE)-4 inhibitors have inhibiting effects on macrophages and neutrophils, respectively. This study investigated the effect of prednisolone and of the PDE-4 inhibitor cilomilast on the LPS-induced acute inflammation. Methods The study was a placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover design. On three occasions, at 2 weeks interval, 16 healthy subjects inhaled 50 μg LPS after a 6-day treatment with cilomilast (15 mg bd), prednisolone (10 mg bd) or placebo. For the assessment of the inflammatory response, induced sputum was obtained before inclusion and 6 h post-LPS while blood samples were collected before, 6 and 24 h post-LPS. Results Inhaled LPS induced an increase in sputum neutrophils (p<0.0001), logMMP-9 (p<0.05), logMMP-9/TIMP-1 (p<0.01) and logTNF-α (p<0.02). At the blood level there were significant rise in neutrophilia (p<0.001), E-selectin (p<0.02), C-reactive protein (CRP) (p<0.001) and LPS-binding protein (p<0.001). There was both a slight, but not significant, increase in body temperature and decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1). Neither prednisolone nor cilomilast had protective effect on the LPS-induced airways’ inflammation. The LPS-induced CRP acute-phase protein of inflammation (0.58±0.13 and 3.52±0.41 mg/dL, before and after LPS, respectively) was significantly inhibited by a pre-treatment with prednisolone (1.39±0.32 mg/dL, p<0.01) and attenuated (2.65±0.30 mg/dL, p=0.09) with cilomilast. Conclusion In healthy subjects, while the LPS-induced airways’ inflammation was not modified either by oral prednisolone or by PDE-4 inhibitor cilomilast (at actual dosage), the LPS-induced acute phase of blood inflammation was reduced by prednisolone. [less ▲]

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See detailFundamental and practical approaches to increase biocontrol efficacy
Jijakli, Haissam ULg; Ongena, M.; Höfte, M. et al

Book - IOBC/WPRS publisher (2007)

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See detailPrécision de l'estimation de l'âge des chevaux par l'examen des dents: résultats d'une étude sur des juments de Trait belge
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Delfontaine, B.; Claveau, C. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2007), 151(1), 6-14

The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of judging age from teeth, with standard aging guides, of mares from 2 to 20 years old registered in the Belgian draft horse stud-book. The replacement of ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of judging age from teeth, with standard aging guides, of mares from 2 to 20 years old registered in the Belgian draft horse stud-book. The replacement of the deciduous incisors by permanent teeth occurred when expected as the disappearance of the infundibulum on the permanent lower intermediate incisors. The disappearance of the infundibulum was however observed until 16 months earlier than expected on the central incisors and until 18 months later on the corner incisors with 64 % and 50 % of the concerned mares respectively. The modifications of the shape of the occlusal tables from oval to round occurred from 1 to 4 years earlier than expected. The risk to attribute an older age than the true age during the so called round period is lower when taking into account the disappearance of the cup cement leaving only an enamel spot on the occlusal table surface. The modifications of the shape of the incisor tables from round to triangular and to biangular was also observed earlier than expected but only with the central and intermediate incisors, not with the corner incisors. The measurement on photographs of the profile angle of the corner incisors confirmed that this angle decreases with age from about 134 degrees at about 5 years to about 72 degrees at 20 years. Statistical analyses of the differences between real ages and those estimated on pictures by a college of three experts, show that ageing horses from their dentition is more accurate for animals of 8 years old or less, than for older ones. For those animals, the overestimation was about 10 % of the real age. [less ▲]

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See detailSound production mechanism in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii (Amphiprioninae, Pomacentridae)
Colleye, Orphal ULg; Herrel, Anthony; Mauguit, Quentin et al

Poster (2007)

Clownfishes live in social group within sea anemones. They are prolific “singers” that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as “pops” and “chirps”, involved in both reproductive and agonistic ... [more ▼]

Clownfishes live in social group within sea anemones. They are prolific “singers” that produce a wide variety of sounds, described as “pops” and “chirps”, involved in both reproductive and agonistic interactions. Although clownfish sounds were recorded since 1930, the mechanism of sound production has remained unresolved. The sounds used to describe the sonic mechanism were directed towards hetero- and conspecifics that approach their sea anemone host. Sound recordings were synchronized using a high speed video (500 fps) coupled or not with an X-ray system. These systems allowed to quantify the movements of external and internal bones during sound production. Sounds were typically accompanied by rapid (< 30 ms) head movements such as elevation of the skull, lowering of the hyoid bar and the anterior part of the branchial basket, retraction of the pectoral girdle, and finally closing of the mouth. Synchronization of sound pulses with X-ray images indicates that sound is produced when the hyoid apparatus is completely lowered and the mouth closed by a previously unknown mechanism. Dissections of freshly dead specimens reveal an unusual ligament responsible for the rapid mouth closing. This ligament joins the hyoid bar to the internal part of the mandible. Acting as a cord, it forces the mandible to turn around its articulation during the lowering of the anterior part of the branchial basket, forcing the mouth to close. Sounds result from the collision of the jaw teeth, transferring energy to the jaws that are presumably the sound radiator. [less ▲]

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See detailDevonian
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Wood, R.

in Vennin, E.; Aretz, M.; Boulvain, Frédéric (Eds.) et al Facies from Palaeozoic reefs and bioaccumulations (2007)

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See detailHistone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A sustains sodium pervanadate-induced NF-kappa B activation by delaying IkappaBalpha mRNA resynthesis : comparison with tumor necrosis factor alpha
Horion, Julie ULg; Gloire, Geoffrey ULg; El Mjiyad, Nadia et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2007), 282(21), 15383

NF-kappaB is a crucial transcription factor tightly regulated by protein interactions and post-translational modifications, like phosphorylation and acetylation. A previous study has shown that ... [more ▼]

NF-kappaB is a crucial transcription factor tightly regulated by protein interactions and post-translational modifications, like phosphorylation and acetylation. A previous study has shown that trichostatin A (TSA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, potentiates tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha-elicited NF-kappaB activation and delays IkappaBalpha cytoplasmic reappearance. Here, we demonstrated that TSA also prolongs NF-kappaB activation when induced by the insulino-mimetic pervanadate (PV), a tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor that initiates an atypical NF-kappaB signaling. This extension is similarly correlated with delayed IkappaBalpha cytoplasmic reappearance. However, whereas TSA causes a prolonged IKK activity when addedtoTNFalpha, it does notwhenaddedtoPV.Instead, quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR revealed a decrease of ikappabalphamRNAlevel after TSA addition to PV stimulation. This synthesis deficit of the inhibitor could explain the sustained NF-kappaB residence in the nucleus. In vivo analysis by chromatin immunoprecipitation assays uncovered that, forPVinduction but not forTNFalpha, the presence of TSA provokes several impairments on the ikappabalphapromoter: (i) diminution of RNA Pol II recruitment; (ii) reduced acetylation and phosphorylation of histone H3-Lys14 and -Ser10, respectively; (iii) decreased presence of phosphorylated p65-Ser536; and (iv) reduction of IKKalphabinding. The recruitment of these proteins on the icam-1 promoter, another NF-kappaB-regulated gene, is not equally affected, suggesting a promoter specificity of PV with TSA stimulation. Taken together, these data suggest that TSA acts differently depending on the NF-kappaB pathway and the targeted promoter in question. This indicates that one overall histone deacetylase role is to inhibit NF-kappaB activation by molecular mechanisms specific of the stimulus and the promoter. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical interpretation of independent component analysis in structural dynamics
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Poncelet, Fabien ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (2007), 21

This paper focuses on the relation between the vibration modes of mechanical systems and the modes computed through a blind source separation technique called independent component analysis (ICA). For ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on the relation between the vibration modes of mechanical systems and the modes computed through a blind source separation technique called independent component analysis (ICA). For free and random vibrations of weakly damped systems, a one-to-one relationship between the vibration modes and the ICA modes is demonstrated using the concept of virtual source. Based on this theoretical link, a time-domain structural system identification technique is proposed and is illustrated using numerical examples. [less ▲]

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See detailMetachronous type III and type II acute aortic dissections in puerperium.
Radermecker, Marc ULg; Durieux, Rodolphe ULg; Canivet, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in European Journal of Cardio - Thoracic Surgery (2007), 32(3), 541-3

The case of a 30-year-old non-Marfan woman who developed a type III acute aortic dissection 5 days after delivery, followed within 16 h by an independent type II dissection, is reported. Preoperative CT ... [more ▼]

The case of a 30-year-old non-Marfan woman who developed a type III acute aortic dissection 5 days after delivery, followed within 16 h by an independent type II dissection, is reported. Preoperative CT scan imaging and TEE suggested metachronous type II and type III dissection. This was confirmed at surgery, where limited dissection of the aortic root without communication with the isthmic area via the aortic arch was evidenced. The patient underwent repair of the aortic root and adjacent ascending aorta and was medically treated for her type III dissection. This is the first report of metachronous acute aortic dissections in puerperium. [less ▲]

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See detailTransnationalisme et Immigration
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Ecarts d'Identité (2007), II(111), 76-79

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See detailNavigation neurochirurgicale basée sur des modèles biomécaniques
Vigneron; Boman, Romain C.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe et al

Conference (2007)

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