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See detailManagement effects on European cropland respiration
Eugster, W.; Moffat, A. M.; Ceschia, E. et al

in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2010), 139

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See detailIMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC), Newsletter 5
Williams, Pete; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Pasero, Marco et al

in Mineralogical Magazine (2010), 74(5), 899-902

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See detailBreakdown of within- and between-network resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity during propofol-induced loss of consciousness.
Boveroux, Pierre ULg; Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey ULg; Bruno, Marie-Aurélie ULg et al

in Anesthesiology (2010), 113(5), 1038-53

BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of anesthesia-induced loss of consciousness remain poorly understood. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging allows investigating whole-brain connectivity changes ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of anesthesia-induced loss of consciousness remain poorly understood. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging allows investigating whole-brain connectivity changes during pharmacological modulation of the level of consciousness. METHODS: Low-frequency spontaneous blood oxygen level-dependent fluctuations were measured in 19 healthy volunteers during wakefulness, mild sedation, deep sedation with clinical unconsciousness, and subsequent recovery of consciousness. RESULTS: Propofol-induced decrease in consciousness linearly correlates with decreased corticocortical and thalamocortical connectivity in frontoparietal networks (i.e., default- and executive-control networks). Furthermore, during propofol-induced unconsciousness, a negative correlation was identified between thalamic and cortical activity in these networks. Finally, negative correlations between default network and lateral frontoparietal cortices activity, present during wakefulness, decreased proportionally to propofol-induced loss of consciousness. In contrast, connectivity was globally preserved in low-level sensory cortices, (i.e., in auditory and visual networks across sedation stages). This was paired with preserved thalamocortical connectivity in these networks. Rather, waning of consciousness was associated with a loss of cross-modal interactions between visual and auditory networks. CONCLUSIONS: Our results shed light on the functional significance of spontaneous brain activity fluctuations observed in functional magnetic resonance imaging. They suggest that propofol-induced unconsciousness could be linked to a breakdown of cerebral temporal architecture that modifies both within- and between-network connectivity and thus prevents communication between low-level sensory and higher-order frontoparietal cortices, thought to be necessary for perception of external stimuli. They emphasize the importance of thalamocortical connectivity in higher-order cognitive brain networks in the genesis of conscious perception. [less ▲]

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See detailChemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Myrtus communis L. from Algeria
Brada, M.; Hennia, A.; Nemmiche, S. et al

Poster (2010)

This study deals with the valorisation of medicinal and aromatic plants of the Algerian flora, in order to find new bioactive natural products. Myrtus communis essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation ... [more ▼]

This study deals with the valorisation of medicinal and aromatic plants of the Algerian flora, in order to find new bioactive natural products. Myrtus communis essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation was investigated by capillary gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Twenty-seven volatile compounds were identified in the leaves essential oil; the major components were: -pinene (23.5 %), limonene (22.9 %), 1,8-cineole (16.1 %), linalool (13.0%), linalyl acetate (10.9%) and geranyl acetate (4.6%). The antibacterial activity of essential oils extracts was evaluated by the diffusion method and by the dilution method in liquid medium on pathogenic bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella sp, Proteus sp and Klebsiella sp). [less ▲]

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See detailPET/CT in head and neck cancer: an update.
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Lucignani, Giovanni

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2010), 37(3), 645-51

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See detailField polarity dependent nucleation of superconductivity in quasi-one-dimensional magnetic templates
Ataklti, G. W.; Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Van de Vondel, J. et al

in Physica C: Superconductivity (2010), 470(19), 860-862

We investigate the nucleation of superconductivity in an Al/Al(2)O(3)/Py trilayer system by electrical transport measurements. Magnetic force microscopy images taken at room temperature show that the 0.7 ... [more ▼]

We investigate the nucleation of superconductivity in an Al/Al(2)O(3)/Py trilayer system by electrical transport measurements. Magnetic force microscopy images taken at room temperature show that the 0.7 mu m thick Py-film form stripes of magnetic domains with alternating out-of-plane stray field. After applying a strong out of plane magnetic field H the superconductor/normal phase boundary becomes asymmetric with respect to H = 0. This lack of field polarity symmetry results from the unbalanced size distribution of domains with opposite polarity. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLa steam explosion : application en tant que prétraitement de la matière cellulosique
Jacquet, Nicolas ULg; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2010), 14(Spécial N°2),

Steam explosion is a thermomechanochemical process which allows the breakdown of lignocellulosic structural components by steam heating, hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds by organic acid formed during the ... [more ▼]

Steam explosion is a thermomechanochemical process which allows the breakdown of lignocellulosic structural components by steam heating, hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds by organic acid formed during the process and shearing forces due to the expansion of the moisture. The process is composed of two distinct stages: vapocracking and explosive decompression. Cumul effects of both phases include modification of the physical properties of the material (specific surface area, water retention capacities, color, cellulose cristallinity rate,…), hydrolysis of hemicellulosic components (mono and oligosaccharides released) and modification of the chemical structure of lignin. These effects permit the opening of lignocellulosic structures and increase the enzymatic hydrolysis rate of cellulose components in the aim to obtain fermentable sugars used in second generation biofuels or high value-added molecules process. [less ▲]

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See detailPrehension and Hafting Traces on Flint Tools. A Methodology
Rots, Veerle ULg

Book published by Leuven University Press (2010)

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See detailHistory effect of light and temperature on monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L.
Demarcke, M.; Schoon, N.; Van Langenhove, H. et al

in Atmospheric Environment (2010), 44(27), 3261-3268

Monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L trees have been measured at light- and temperature-controlled conditions in a growth chamber, using Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and ... [more ▼]

Monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L trees have been measured at light- and temperature-controlled conditions in a growth chamber, using Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and the dynamic branch enclosure technique. De novo synthesized monoterpenoid Standard Emission Factors, obtained by applying the G97 algorithm (Guenther, 1997), varied between 2 and 32 mu g g(-1)DW h(-1) and showed a strong decline in late August and September, probably due to senescence. The response of monoterpenoid emissions to temperature variations at a constant daily light pattern could be well reproduced with a modified version of the MEGAN algorithm (Guenther et al., 2006), with a typical dependence on the average temperature over the past five days. The diurnal emissions at constant temperature showed a typical hysteretic behaviour, which could also be adequately described with the modified MEGAN algorithm by taking into account a dependence on the average light levels experienced by the trees during the past 10-13 h. The impact of the past light and temperature conditions on the monoterpenoid emissions from E sylvatica L was found to be much stronger than assumed in previous algorithms. Since our experiments were conducted under low light intensity, future studies should aim at confirming and completing the proposed algorithm updates in sunny conditions and natural environments. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailHilde Domin
Viehöver, Vera ULg

Book published by Wehrhahn Verlag (2010)

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See detailLe Pen sous Presse: la réception paradoxale d'un discours dénonciateur
Devresse, Jenifer ULg

Book published by L'Harmattan (2010)

(Quatrième de couverture): Le rôle joué par les médias de masse dans un certain nombre de phénomènes politiques et sociaux contemporains est régulièrement dénoncé et critiqué, la plupart du temps sans ... [more ▼]

(Quatrième de couverture): Le rôle joué par les médias de masse dans un certain nombre de phénomènes politiques et sociaux contemporains est régulièrement dénoncé et critiqué, la plupart du temps sans être appréhendé de manière précise mais en se fondant sur leurs effets supposés. Par une analyse des discours de presse qui ont entouré le « Dimanche noir » du 21 avril 2002, cet ouvrage propose de revenir sur le paradoxe apparent qui vit, lors de cette campagne présidentielle, un candidat déclaré illégitime par la presse remporter un succès électoral inattendu. L’analyse montre comment des discours massivement dénonciateurs ont eu des effets de légitimation contraires aux intentions des auteurs et au contenu même de leurs propos. Son originalité est de s’intéresser, au-delà de la machine médiatique et des composantes langagières des discours, à la relation que les journalistes proposent à leurs lecteurs. Elle se réfère également à un certain nombre de mythes qui orientent l’écriture journalistique pour mettre en lumière la contradiction entre l’engagement des journalistes dans des valeurs de « défense de la démocratie » et la caution qu’ils se donnent d’un discours objectif. Elle démonte ainsi l’ensemble d’un dispositif d’écriture contre-productif qui, s’il n’est pas seul en cause, éclaire néanmoins d’un jour nouveau le rôle des médias dans le succès électoral de Jean-Marie Le Pen, et en appelle à la responsabilité de la presse. Christine Servais [less ▲]

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See detailLa sarcopénie: un marqueur de fragilite physique
Weber, J.; Gillain, Sophie ULg; Petermans, Jean ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(9), 514-20

Sarcopenia is defined by loss of muscular mass, strength and quality that occur in elderly. Multiple factors underlie this process: low physical activity, low steroids hormones, increase of cytokines ... [more ▼]

Sarcopenia is defined by loss of muscular mass, strength and quality that occur in elderly. Multiple factors underlie this process: low physical activity, low steroids hormones, increase of cytokines, loss of motoneurons, decrease of protein synthesis...However, the role of these factors is not yet well understood and consensual clinical definition and assessment are still needed. It has become an important area of research because of its frequency and the influence in the disability of old people. It is a major component of frailty. So far, no pharmacological treatment has proven definitive evidence to treat or prevent sarcopenia. Nevertheless, it needs a multidimensional approach based on physical activity and prevention of malnutrition. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular Reclassification of Crohn’s Disease by cluster analysis of genetic variants.
Cleynen, I.; Mahachie John, Jestinah ULg; Henckaerts, L. et al

in Gastroenterology (2010)

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See detailChronology of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition in Belgium
Pirson, S.; Haesaerts, P.; Semal, P. et al

Conference (2010)

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See detailComics, Trauma, and Cultural Memory(ies) of 9/11
Dony, Christophe ULg; Van Linthout, Caroline ULg

in Goggin, Joyce; Hassler-Forest, Dan (Eds.) The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form (2010)

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See detailThe IMA-CNMNC dominant-constituent rule revisited and extended
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Burke, Ernst

in Elements (2010), 6

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See detailGeospatial Information in Hydrogeological Studies
Wojda, Piotr; Brouyère, Serge ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Anderson, M. G. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences (2010)

The purpose of this article is to make a review of hydrogeological information modeling objectives, techniques, and problems, and finally to propose a solution for data integration and transfer ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this article is to make a review of hydrogeological information modeling objectives, techniques, and problems, and finally to propose a solution for data integration and transfer. Hydrogeological data and information management is crucial for efficient integrated water resources administration, protection, and exploitation. To assure an effective management of groundwater resources, a close cooperation and information exchange between different actors at different levels is necessary. The information flux must be optimized between local producers and potential users of hydrogeological data: regional and national institutions, as well as international and transboundary analysts and managers. The paper format of representation and exchange of hydrogeological information has already been replaced by different digital forms. However, an enormous diversity in applied formats and representations makes hydrogeological information extremely difficult to transfer in an automatic way. If this transition is not effective, misinterpretations of hydrogeological data may appear. The proposed solution consists in creating a domain-specific standard for the hydrogeological information exchange, using recent geomatics advances, taking into consideration appropriate ISO/TC211 and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) geographic information standards. Such a new electronic carrier of hydrogeological information facilitates a dialogue between interested parties using web services and inbuilt exchange mechanisms, interdisciplinary collaboration, and international harmonization of environmental sciences. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Field Transfer Methods between two meshes
Bussetta, Philippe ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of "IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics" (2010)

In many cases, the numerical computation of mechanical problem with Finite Element Method has to transfer some information between two different meshes. For example, if a remeshing is needed or if several ... [more ▼]

In many cases, the numerical computation of mechanical problem with Finite Element Method has to transfer some information between two different meshes. For example, if a remeshing is needed or if several meshes are used (e.g. one for a thermal problem and another one for a mechanical problem). In spite of the research on the Transfer Methods, none of them has been so far clearly established as the best. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Many problems can happen during the field transfer, like the minimization of the numerical diffusion, the value of the field on the boundaries, etc. This paper compares on the one hand the performances of the Field Transfer Method by classical interpolation with on the other hand one using Mortar Elements. The comparison of the two methods is based on two indicators: the numerical diffusion and the evaluation of the field on the boundaries. In this paper, only the continuous fields are considered. [less ▲]

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