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See detailPre-money valuation
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailAnalysis of Semi-Continuous Composite Beams with Partial Shear Connection Using 2-D Finite Element Approach
Titoum, M.; Tehami, M.; Achour, B. et al

in Asian Journal of Applied Sciences (2008), 1(3), 185-205

In this study, a two-dimensional finite element model using ANSYS software was proposed to study the behaviour of semi-continuous composite beams allowing for the concept of partial shear connection in ... [more ▼]

In this study, a two-dimensional finite element model using ANSYS software was proposed to study the behaviour of semi-continuous composite beams allowing for the concept of partial shear connection in both sagging and hogging moment regions. Some comparisons with experimental data available in the literature were reported to validate the efficiency of the proposed model. Using the verified model, a parametric study was carried out to investigate the effects of partial shear connection, along with the effects of reinforcing ratio and the presence of column web stiffeners, on the behaviour of semi-continuous composite beams. Based on the results obtained from the finite element analysis, the concept of partial shear connection in the hogging moment regions can be accepted provided that the shear connectors are sufficiently ductile, in spite of the requirement of full shear connection specified in Eurocode 4 for continuous and semi-continuous composite beams. [less ▲]

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See detailIn search of blood – detection of minute particles using spectroscopic methods
Lepot, Laurent ULg; Gilbert, Bernard ULg; De Wael, Kris et al

in Forensic Science International (2008), 180(1), 37-42

An examination protocol for rapid detection of remnants of blood particles on garments of suspects in bloody murder cases is described. Micro particles of blood are sampled along with fibres and hairs ... [more ▼]

An examination protocol for rapid detection of remnants of blood particles on garments of suspects in bloody murder cases is described. Micro particles of blood are sampled along with fibres and hairs using the tape lifting method. The tapings are searched with a low power microscope for red particles with morphology similar to blood. Presumed blood traces are further examined using microspectrophotometry on the cut out piece of taping. The typical visible spectrum of haemoglobin is characteristic for blood. Alternatively Raman spectroscopy can be used to measure the characteristic vibrational spectrum of haemoglobin. At a later stage, these particles may be removed from the piece of taping in order to extract the blood and attempt to obtain a genetic profile. [less ▲]

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See detailPosition du sujet et politique du corps dans Les Chants de Maldoror
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Cahiers Lautréamont (2008), LXXXV-LXXXVIII

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See detailÄgypten : III. Epoque romaine et début de l'époque byzantine (de 30 av. J.-C. à 395 apr. J.-C.); IV. Epoque tardive et byzantine (Ve-VIIe s.)
Straus, Jean ULg

in Heinen, Heinz (Ed.) Handwörterbuch der antiken Sklaverei (2008)

Short presentation of slavery in Roman and Byzantine Egypt

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See detailLong term Subjective Evaluation of the Effects of Vocal Therapy on Dysfunctional Dysphonia.
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Faurichon de la Bardonnie, Marie; Verduykt, Ingrid et al

Conference (2008)

The goal of this study is the evaluation of the long-term efficiency of voice therapy (> to 6 months) in the treatment of dysfunctional dysphonia . Four subjective measurements were performed on 29 ... [more ▼]

The goal of this study is the evaluation of the long-term efficiency of voice therapy (> to 6 months) in the treatment of dysfunctional dysphonia . Four subjective measurements were performed on 29 patients: -A visual analogical scale (VAS) ranging from 0 (not efficient at all) to 100 (very efficient). -A question “Is the speech therapy still efficient?” Yes or no. -The G(rade), R(oughness) and B(reathiness) parameters from the GRBAS perceptual scale (evaluated by the patient measured on VAS). -The Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10). The results show that 76% of the patients consider that the voice therapy is still efficient. In regard to G.R.B., we observe a high score for G (median: 77). The score for R is lower (median R: 12). G and R are significantly correlated (r Spearman=0.516, p=0.004), but the satisfaction of the vocal quality does not seem correlated to B (p=0,251, NS). The median values of VHI 10 shows a significant improvement from 15 to 10 (p=0,017). In addition, the correlations between the judgment on the treatment efficiency and vocal quality (r=0,623, p<0,001) and between VHI-10 and the length of treatment (r=0.416, p=0,035) are significant. The first correlation shows that the most satisfied patients when it comes to the vocal therapy are also the most satisfied when it comes to their vocal quality. The second correlation specifies that the longer the treatment, the higher the grade of vocal handicap. Voice therapy is efficient in the long term and is worth to be prolonged for difficult cases [less ▲]

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See detailVaricella vaccination in Japan, South Korea, and Europe.
Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg; Rentier, Bernard ULg; Wutzler, Peter et al

in Journal of Infectious Diseases (2008), 197 Suppl 2

The most extensive use of varicella vaccine has been in the United States and Canada, where it is universally recommended. However, a number of other countries now have recommendations for use of the ... [more ▼]

The most extensive use of varicella vaccine has been in the United States and Canada, where it is universally recommended. However, a number of other countries now have recommendations for use of the vaccine, which has been expanding in Europe and Latin America. In this article, we review information concerning varicella vaccination in Japan, where the vaccine was first developed, and in South Korea and parts of Europe. Despite the worldwide availability of an efficient vaccine, varicella vaccination policy is highly variable from country to country. The recent development of a tetravalent vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella could modify this variability in the future. It is evident that efforts to control varicella will spread gradually to all continents. [less ▲]

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See detailEthanolic fermentation as a tool for high added value products purification from biomass
Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Laurent, Pascal ULg; Thonart, Philippe ULg et al

Poster (2008)

The biorefinery concept implies the development of processes in order to valorise the whole part of a crop. In this concept, white biotechnologies are usually considered for the production of new ... [more ▼]

The biorefinery concept implies the development of processes in order to valorise the whole part of a crop. In this concept, white biotechnologies are usually considered for the production of new compounds or compounds actually derived from the oil industry. For example, interest in ethanolic fermentation is growing nowadays, mainly for its energetic applications, starting from starch or saccharose. Biorefinery integrating lignocellulosic materials are under development. Whatever the initial substrate may be, wet technologies would produce sugars and other soluble materials from the biomass. Different results could be expected:most of the hydrolysates molecules are used by the microorganisms;some molecules could be inhibitors for the fermentation;some molecules are "indifferent ones" and could be concentrated by the fermentation proccess followed by distillation. In the latest case, these molecules are concentrated in the residual medium and could be more easily recuperated. An example of this exists in the production of ethanol from beet. The different juices (diffusion, clarified, ...) contain molecules such as raffinose, glutamine, betaine, saponins or pectic materials. Some products are used by the yeasts and other are concentrated. Our purpose is to summary the results obtained, allowing the development of the concept in other biorefinery applications. [less ▲]

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See detailCreative Sketches Production in Digital Design: A User-Centered Evaluation of a 3D Digital Environment
Mayeur, A.; Darses, F.; Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2008), 5166

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See detailLa sociologie critique de Pierre Bourdieu : le dernier structuralisme
Frère, Bruno ULg

in Jacquemain, Marc; Frère, Bruno (Eds.) Epistémologie de la sociologie (2008)

Pierre Bourdieu, décédé en 2002, a laissé derrière lui une œuvre riche d’une quarantaine d’ouvrages et de centaines d’articles1. L’école « critique » qu’il a forgée fait autorité depuis les années 70 pour ... [more ▼]

Pierre Bourdieu, décédé en 2002, a laissé derrière lui une œuvre riche d’une quarantaine d’ouvrages et de centaines d’articles1. L’école « critique » qu’il a forgée fait autorité depuis les années 70 pour toute une génération de sociologues à travers le monde. Aux innombrables traductions et commentaires accessibles dans toutes les langues s’ajoutent aujourd’hui des hommages dont il y a fort à parier que le nombre aura doublé d’ici la publication du présent texte. Mais des critiques, dès les années 80 se sont également présentées, non souvent sans une véritable pertinence (Boudon, Boltanski, Latour). Nous montrerons à ce titre qu'il est devenu impossible de les contourner depuis le point de vue critique, lequel n'est fonctionnel que sur certains terrains. Il peut donc apparaître très audacieux de prétendre, en quelques pages, à la fois résumer une œuvre aussi dense que complexe, déjà décortiquée par de nombreux spécialistes à maintes reprises et en présenter les principaux déficits. Pour nous aider dans cette tâche, nous nous armerons, en plus, des principaux textes de l’intéressé, des synthèses exhaustives de son oeuvre qui font actuellement autorité comme celles de Pinto (1998), de Mounier (2001), de Corcuff (2003a) et surtout celle Accardo sur laquelle nous nous appuierons principalement (1997) ainsi que des principaux ouvrages ayant engagé la discussion critique. En abordant les différents concepts clefs (habitus, champ, hexis, illusio) depuis ces derniers nous verrons en quoi cette sociologie, malgré son succès, peut continuer à être considérée sinon comme déterministe, en tout cas comme structuraliste. Il existe un ensemble de réalités sociales qu'elle ne permet pas d'éclairer et qui implique de se tourner vers d'autres paradigmes [less ▲]

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See detailMicrolensing in binary systems
Ricci, Davide ULg

(2008)

We present an easy way to simulate and fit light curves of microlensing events for the particular case of binary stellar systems with occultation, using semi-automatic graphical interfaces written in IDL ... [more ▼]

We present an easy way to simulate and fit light curves of microlensing events for the particular case of binary stellar systems with occultation, using semi-automatic graphical interfaces written in IDL language. Gravitational microlensing effects are known to induce light amplifications of the background source and, until now, photometry has been the main technique used to study this phenomenon. A good software, capable to fit multiple parameters of the observed light curve of the microlens event, would allow astronomers to obtain important informations about the physical characteristics of the objects studied. The developpement of such a software is focused to some peculiar case, briefly treated in Sec. 1. The software, written following the parametrization described in Sec. 2, is presented in Sec. 3 and 4. [less ▲]

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See detailPrise de décision et gestion des risques
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg

Conference (2008)

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See detailEtude géomorphologique des barrages de travertin du Hoyoux
Franco, Bruno ULg; Houbrechts, Geoffrey ULg; Van Campenhout, Jean ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2008)

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See detailFactors influencing physicians' detection of cancer patients' and relatives distress : can a communication skills training program improve physicians' detection?
Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y.; Delvaux, N. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2008), 17

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See detailAntiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activity of Triclisia sacleuxii (Pierre) Diels
Murebwayire, Sangabo; Frederich, Michel ULg; Hannaert, V. et al

in Phytomedicine : International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology (2008), 15(9), 728-733

The antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activities of Triclisia sacleuxii (Pierre) Diels were investigated on three Plasmodium falciparum strains [FcB1, 3D7 (chloroquine – sensitive) and W2 (chloroquine – ... [more ▼]

The antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activities of Triclisia sacleuxii (Pierre) Diels were investigated on three Plasmodium falciparum strains [FcB1, 3D7 (chloroquine – sensitive) and W2 (chloroquine – resistant) strains] and on Trypanosoma brucei Tbsf 221. Roots, stems and leaves ethanolic extracts as well as crude tertiary and quaternary alkaloids fractions were considered. Whereas the ethanolic extracts and quaternary crude alkaloids fractions exhibited no significant activity, the roots and stems tertiary alkaloid fractions revealed interesting growth inhibition against the Plasmodium FcB1 and Trypanosoma Tbsf 221 strains. The IC50 were 1.04 and 0.89 g/ml (roots), 2.50 and 0.91 g/ml (stems), respectively. The leaves tertiary alkaloids fraction also showed a promising antitrypanosomal activity (IC50 : 1.85 g/ml). Phytochemical analysis of the roots tertiary alkaloids fraction yielded four major compounds, phaeanthine, N-methylapateline, 1,2-dehydroapateline and 1,2-dehydrotelobine, which were identified on the basis of their spectroscopic data. The four compounds displayed (in vitro) antitrypanosomal activity with IC50 of 2.68, 1.19, 1.06 and 1.11 µM, respectively. They also demonstrated antiplasmodial activity on Plasmodium falciparum 3D7, with IC50 of 1.72, 0.93, 1.39 and 12.4 µM respectively and on the chloroquine – resistant W2 with IC50 of 0.35, 1.10, 1.63, 1.52 µM. [less ▲]

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See detailProbable microfossils in 3.2 Ga-old shallow-water siliciclastic deposits
Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg; Marshall, Craig; Bekker, Andrey

Conference (2008)

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See detailProtelos – unrivalled efficacy in the short-and long-term
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in OsteOpinion (2008), 4

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See detailGoodness-of-fit tests for censored regression based on artificial data points
González Manteiga, Wenceslao; Heuchenne, Cédric ULg; Sánchez Sellero, Cesar

Report (2008)

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See detailMarco Polo, De consuetudinis conditionibus orientalium regionum
Adam, Renaud ULg

in De Schepper, Marcus; Kelders, Ann; Pauwels, Jan (Eds.) Les seigneurs du livre. Les grands collectionneurs du XIXème siècle à la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (2008)

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See detailRetrieval induced forgetting in normal aging
Hogge, Michaël; Adam, Stéphane ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg

in Journal of Neuropsychology (2008), 2

The retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) paradigm was used to assess the integrity of unintentional inhibitory functioning in normal aging. The paradigm was adapted to explore the RIF effect under ... [more ▼]

The retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) paradigm was used to assess the integrity of unintentional inhibitory functioning in normal aging. The paradigm was adapted to explore the RIF effect under conditions that allow us to differentiate the contribution of intentional and automatic retrieval processes to performance. The results showed the presence of equivalent and significant RIF effects in young and older adults, for both the controlled and automatic retrieval performance. These results suggest that unintentional inhibitory processes are spared in normal aging, and confirm that RIF effect is independent of the kind of memory processes needed to perform the task. [less ▲]

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