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See detailAuto-assemblage moléculaire électro-assisté d’organothiols mono- et bipodes sur cuivre
Maho, Anthony ULg

Master's dissertation (2010)

L’auto-assemblage moléculaire sur métaux actif (Cu, Zn, Ni, …) permet de conférer aux surfaces des propriétés protectrices spécifiques (protection contre la corrosion, …) et des fonctionnalités propres ... [more ▼]

L’auto-assemblage moléculaire sur métaux actif (Cu, Zn, Ni, …) permet de conférer aux surfaces des propriétés protectrices spécifiques (protection contre la corrosion, …) et des fonctionnalités propres dans des domaines d’applications spécifiques (lubrification, biocompatibilité, …). En particulier, la formation de monocouches auto-assemblées d’organothiols sur substrats de cuivre polycrystallin offre des défis particulièrement intéressants. Les films générés démontrent d’excellentes propriétés d’adhérence, d’organisation et de protection, d’autant plus renforcées si le cuivre fait l’objet d’une réduction électrochimique préalable. Jusqu’à présent, l’auto-assemblage moléculaire sur le cuivre est réalisé de manière « passive » par simple immersion du substrat après réduction électrochimique dans une solution d’organothiols. L’originalité apportée dans le cadre de ce mémoire consiste à réaliser un greffage « actif » par adsorption sous polarisation cathodique afin d’assister l’auto-assemblage des molécules d’organothiols sur le substrat de cuivre par application d’un potentiel approprié. L’objectif majeur de ce travail est donc de démontrer que l’adsorption sous polarisation permet de former des assemblages moléculaires d’organothiols avec des avantages non-négligeables en termes de gain de temps et de qualités élevées des monocouches. Outre des alkylthiols normaux possédant un monopied d’ancrage, des monocouches d’alkyldithiols et d’alkyldithiocarboxyliques, munies d’un bipied d’ancrage, seront caractérisées dans l’optique de former des films soit plus stables, soit plus facilement éliminables ou transitoires, respectivement. [less ▲]

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See detailA graphical analysis of Versailles garden promenades
Szanto, Catherine ULg

in Journal of Landscape Architecture (2010), 9(Spring), 54-59

Analyses of gardens are commonly encountered through plan and perspective views only – as if a garden in situ might be replaced by its representation in plan, and as if the actual experience of a garden ... [more ▼]

Analyses of gardens are commonly encountered through plan and perspective views only – as if a garden in situ might be replaced by its representation in plan, and as if the actual experience of a garden is limited to a succession of views. Yet, walking in the garden (any garden) is a much richer experience than simply encountering a succession of framed views. Being spatial environments, gardens are perceived and explored by looking, feeling, walking visitors. The graphical explorations in this essay are an attempt to explore the components and underlying structure of the spatial experiences inherent in any designed space. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro and in vivo antimalarial and cytotoxic activity of five plants used in Congolese traditional medicine.
Lusakibanza, M.; Mesia, G.; Tona, G. et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2010), 129

AIM OF THE STUDY: The in vitro antiplasmodial activity and cytotoxicity of methanolic and dichloromethane extracts from five Congolese plants were evaluated. The plants were selected following an ... [more ▼]

AIM OF THE STUDY: The in vitro antiplasmodial activity and cytotoxicity of methanolic and dichloromethane extracts from five Congolese plants were evaluated. The plants were selected following an ethnobotanical survey conducted in D.R. Congo and focusing on plants used traditionally to treat malaria. The in vivo antimalarial activity of aqueous and methanolic extracts active in vitro was also determined in mice infected by Plasmodium berghei berghei. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum strains was evaluated using the measurement of lactate dehydrogenase activity. The extracts (aqueous, CH(3)OH, EtOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) were prepared by maceration and tested in vitro against the 3D7 (chloroquine sensitive) and W2 (chloroquine resistant) strains of Plasmodium falciparum and against the human normal fetal lung fibroblasts WI-38 to determine the selectivity index. Some extracts were also used at the dose of 300mg/kg to evaluate their activity in mice infected since 4 days by Plasmodium berghei. RESULTS: Two plants presented a very high activity (IC(50)<3mug/ml). These plants were Strychnos icaja roots bark (MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) and Physalis angulata leaves (MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)). One plant (Anisopappus chinensis whole plant, MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) presented a high activity (IC50<15mug/ml). The extracts of Anisopappus chinensis and Physalis angulata showed also a good inhibition of parasitemia in vivo. Flavonoids, phenolic acids and terpenes were identified in these plants by a general phytochemical screening method. CONCLUSION: Three plants showed a very interesting antiplasmodial activity (Anisopappus chinensis, Physalis angulata and Strychnos icaja) and one of them showed a good selectivity index (>10, Anisopappus chinensis). Anisopappus chinensis and Physalis angulata were also active in vivo. [less ▲]

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See detailFormation à la communication pour des directeurs d'école
Danse, Cédric ULg; Fossion, Gilles; Tuts, Jenny ULg et al

Learning material (2010)

Ce syllabus présente des aspects essentiels de la communication. Il s'intéresse en outre à la communication non violente en mettant l'accent sur l'assertivité et des techniques de gestion de conflits.

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See detailMatériaux composites
Courard, Luc ULg

Learning material (2010)

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See detailDummy run and conformity indices in the ongoing EORTC low-grade glioma trial 22033-26033: First evaluation of quality of radiotherapy planning
Musat, E.; Roelofs, E.; Bar-Deroma, R. et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2010), 95(2), 218-224

Purpose: Early assessment of radiotherapy (RT) quality in the ongoing EORTC trial comparing primary temozolomide versus RT in low-grade gliomas. Materials and methods: RT plans provided for dummy cases ... [more ▼]

Purpose: Early assessment of radiotherapy (RT) quality in the ongoing EORTC trial comparing primary temozolomide versus RT in low-grade gliomas. Materials and methods: RT plans provided for dummy cases were evaluated and compared against expert plans. We analysed: (1) tumour and organs-at-risk delineation, (2) geometric and dosimetric characteristics, (3) planning parameters, compliance with dose prescription and Dmax for OAR (4) indices: RTOG conformity index (CI), coverage factor (CF), tissue protection factor (PF); conformity number (CN = PF× CF); dose homogeneity in PTV (U). Results: Forty-one RT plans were evaluated. Only two (5%) centres were requested to repeat CTV-PTV delineations. Three (7%) plans had a significant under-dosage and dose homogeneity in one deviated > 10%. Dose distribution was good with mean values of 1.5, 1, 0.68, and 0.68 (ideal values = 1) for CI, CF, PF, and CN, respectively. CI and CN strongly correlated with PF and they correlated with PTV. Planning with more beams seems to increase PTV Dmin, improving CF. U correlated with PTV Dmax. Conclusion: Preliminary results of the dummy run procedure indicate that most centres conformed to protocol requirements. To quantify plan quality we recommend systematic calculation of U and either CI or CN, both of which measure the amount of irradiated normal brain tissue. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of cysteamine on in vitro maturation, in vitro and in vivo fertilization of equine oocytes
Deleuze, Stefan ULg; Dubois, Clotilde; Caillaud, Maud et al

in Reprod Domest Anim (2010), 45(1), 1-7

Contents The effect of cysteamine on in vitro nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation of equine oocytes collected by transvaginal ultrasound guided follicular aspiration was assessed. Oocytes were matured in ... [more ▼]

Contents The effect of cysteamine on in vitro nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation of equine oocytes collected by transvaginal ultrasound guided follicular aspiration was assessed. Oocytes were matured in vitro with (cysteamine group) or without (control group) cysteamine. The nuclear stage after DNA Hoechst staining, penetration rates after two different in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques (IVF media with ionophore and Hepes buffer with heparin) and the embryo yield following oocyte intra-oviductal transfer were used as a criterion for assessing nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation, respectively. Contrary to the data described in other domestic species, there was no effect of cysteamine on in vitro nuclear maturation, IVF or in vivo embryonic development under our conditions. Ovum pick up yields (52%) and maturation rates (control group: 47% and cysteamine group: 55%) were similar to those previously reported. From 57 oocytes transferred to the oviduct in each group, the number of embryos collected was 10 (17%) in the control group and five in the cysteamine group (9%). Those two percentages were not statistically different (p > 0.05). No effect of IVF technique was seen on the success rate (6%) in each group. [less ▲]

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See detailLes significations du style graphique: Mon fiston d’Olivier Schrauwen et Faire semblant, c’est mentir de Dominique Goblet
Meesters, Gert ULg

in Textyles : Revue des Lettres Belges de Langue Française (2010), (36-37), 215-233

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See detailIncreased mitosis in the bleached gastrodermis of the sea anemone A. pallida
Fransolet, David ULg; Roberty, Stéphane ULg; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg

Poster (2010)

Today, coral bleaching represents a major concern for marine biologists, especially considering the upsurge of this phenomenon possibly linked to climate change. Bleached corals, deprived of most of their ... [more ▼]

Today, coral bleaching represents a major concern for marine biologists, especially considering the upsurge of this phenomenon possibly linked to climate change. Bleached corals, deprived of most of their energy incomes, may show a partial or total mortality, which ultimately lead to shifts in reef communities. Studies focusing on cellular bleaching mechanisms have shown different ways by which algae may be expelled from gastrodermal host cells. Among those mechanisms, major emphasis has been put on host cell death, most probably due to both apoptosis and necrosis. Recovering gastrodermis is then expected to undergo regeneration process in order to be reinfected by new algae. We describe here this regeneration process in the bleached sea anemone model A. pallida. [less ▲]

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See detailLa portée critique de l'analyse des idées d'existence et de néant
Caeymaex, Florence ULg

in François, Arnaud (Ed.) L'évolution créatrice de Bergson (2010)

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See detailTool use and site function in the European Middle Palaeolithic
Rots, Veerle ULg

Conference (2010)

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See detailQuand les tangentes étaient touchantes
Bair, Jacques ULg; Henry, Valérie ULg

in Tangente Sup (2010), 54

Exposé moderne d'un algorithme, initialement trouvé par le belge Sluse (1622-1685), pour déterminer la tangente à une courbe plane.

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See detailPrésentation
Pieron, Julien ULg

in Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique (2010), 6(2), 1-2

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See detailStructures in Fire. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference
Kodur, Venkatesh; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

Book published by DEStech Publications, Inc (2010)

These proceedings contains 122 papers. The covered topics are: steel structures, concrete structures, composite structures, timber structures, connections and fire safety engineering and practice.

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See detailHigh resolution skin colorimetry, strain mapping and mechanobiology.
Devillers, C.; Pierard, Claudine ULg; Schreder, A. et al

in International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2010), 32(4), 241-5

SYNOPSIS: Skin colours are notoriously different between individuals. They are governed by ethnicities and phototypes, and further influenced by a variety of factors including photoexposures and sustained ... [more ▼]

SYNOPSIS: Skin colours are notoriously different between individuals. They are governed by ethnicities and phototypes, and further influenced by a variety of factors including photoexposures and sustained mechanical stress. Indeed, mechanobiology is a feature affecting the epidermal melanization. High-resolution epiluminescence colorimetry helps in deciphering the effects of forces generated by Langer's lines or relaxed skin tension lines on the melanocyte activity. The same procedure shows a prominent laddering pattern of melanization in striae distensae contrasting with the regular honeycomb pattern in the surrounding skin. [less ▲]

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See detailFlow of magnetized grains in a rotating drum
Lumay, Geoffroy ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg

in Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (2010)

We have experimentally investigated the influence of a magnetic interaction between the grains on the flow of a granular material in a rotating drum.

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