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See detailIdentifying the default-mode component in spatial IC analyses of patients with disorders of consciousness.
Soddu, Andrea ULg; Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey ULg; Bahri, Mohamed Ali ULg et al

in Human Brain Mapping (2011)

Objectives:Recent fMRI studies have shown that it is possible to reliably identify the default-mode network (DMN) in the absence of any task, by resting-state connectivity analyses in healthy volunteers ... [more ▼]

Objectives:Recent fMRI studies have shown that it is possible to reliably identify the default-mode network (DMN) in the absence of any task, by resting-state connectivity analyses in healthy volunteers. We here aimed to identify the DMN in the challenging patient population of disorders of consciousness encountered following coma. Experimental design: A spatial independent component analysis-based methodology permitted DMN assessment, decomposing connectivity in all its different sources either neuronal or artifactual. Three different selection criteria were introduced assessing anticorrelation-corrected connectivity with or without an automatic masking procedure and calculating connectivity scores encompassing both spatial and temporal properties. These three methods were validated on 10 healthy controls and applied to an independent group of 8 healthy controls and 11 severely brain-damaged patients [locked-in syndrome (n = 2), minimally conscious (n = 1), and vegetative state (n = 8)]. Principal observations: All vegetative patients showed fewer connections in the default-mode areas, when compared with controls, contrary to locked-in patients who showed near-normal connectivity. In the minimally conscious-state patient, only the two selection criteria considering both spatial and temporal properties were able to identify an intact right lateralized BOLD connectivity pattern, and metabolic PET data suggested its neuronal origin. Conclusions: When assessing resting-state connectivity in patients with disorders of consciousness, it is important to use a methodology excluding non-neuronal contributions caused by head motion, respiration, and heart rate artifacts encountered in all studied patients. Hum Brain Mapp, 2011. (c) 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailA naming convention for the Piano Key Weirs geometrical parameters
Pralong, Julien; Vermeulen, Julien; Blancher, Benoit et al

in Erpicum, Sébastien; Laugier, Frédérique; Boillat, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs - PKW 2011 (2011)

Flood management is more than ever an issue for dam designers and engineering consulting firms in charge of rehabilitation works. Piano Key Weirs are a new cost-effective type of spillway designed to ... [more ▼]

Flood management is more than ever an issue for dam designers and engineering consulting firms in charge of rehabilitation works. Piano Key Weirs are a new cost-effective type of spillway designed to improve dams discharge capacity. These structures are particularly attractive: they can easily be built on existing structures and enable very high discharge capacities. Therefore, Piano Key Weirs are nowadays studied worldwide. Piano Key Weir description involves a lot of geometrical parameters (more than 30), which designations are not already universally defined. A naming convention is required to enhance exchanges and cooperation between the numerous developers. A naming convention has been developed at EDF – Hydro Engineering Center in cooperation with the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Laboratory of Hydrology, Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions (HACH), University of Liege. This paper describes the proposed naming convention and gives definitions and notations of the various geometrical parameters. This work represents a first attempt which should be updated with the contribution of stakeholders involved in this topic. [less ▲]

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See detailHow they became the human face of climate change. Research and policy interactions in the birth of the ‘environmental migration’ concept.
Gemenne, François ULg

in Piguet, Etienne; Pécoud, Antoine; De Guchteneire, Paul (Eds.) Migration and Climate Change (2011)

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See detailLe chercheur comme entrepreneur de l’innovation inter-organisationnelle
Xhauflair, Virginie ULg; Pichault, François ULg

in SociologieS (2011)

Our study about the institutionalization process of social regulation practices emerging at the inter-organizational level led us to develop an action-research methodology of entrepreneurial nature. This ... [more ▼]

Our study about the institutionalization process of social regulation practices emerging at the inter-organizational level led us to develop an action-research methodology of entrepreneurial nature. This methodological choice gave rise to original and rich data, but simultaneously challenged our ability to analyze these data as well as our entrepreneurial role in a reflexive way. The central question of this paper is then twofold: on the one hand, can the researcher be an “entrepreneur”, and go beyond the simple production of knowledge? On the other hand, can the researcher with an entrepreneurial position produce scientific knowledge? We will answer these two questions thanks to two case studies, which will allow us to highlight various facets of acting as a “researcher-entrepreneur”. [less ▲]

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See detailQu'est-ce que la ponctuation? Définir son objet d'étude dans le cadre d'une recherche des rapports entre ponctuation et syntaxe dans la langue française médiévale
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Durrenmatt, Jacques; Dauvois, Nathalie (Eds.) La Ponctuation à la Renaissance (2011)

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See detailSpontaneous neural activity during human non-rapid eye movement sleep.
Mascetti, Laura ULg; Foret, Ariane ULg; Shaffii, Anahita ULg et al

in Progress in Brain Research (2011), 193

Recent neuroimaging studies characterized the neural correlates of slow waves and spindles during human non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. They showed that significant activity was consistently ... [more ▼]

Recent neuroimaging studies characterized the neural correlates of slow waves and spindles during human non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. They showed that significant activity was consistently associated with slow (> 140 muV) and delta waves (75-140 muV) during NREM sleep in several cortical areas including inferior frontal, medial prefrontal, precuneus, and posterior cingulate cortices. Unexpectedly, slow waves were also associated with transient responses in the pontine tegmentum and in the cerebellum. On the other hand, spindles were associated with a transient activity in the thalami, paralimbic areas (anterior cingulate and insular cortices), and superior temporal gyri. Moreover, slow spindles (11-13 Hz) were associated with increased activity in the superior frontal gyrus. In contrast, fast spindles (13-15 Hz) recruited a set of cortical regions involved in sensorimotor processing, as well as the mesial frontal cortex and hippocampus. These findings indicate that human NREM sleep is an active state during which brain activity is temporally organized by spontaneous oscillations (spindles and slow oscillation) in a regionally specific manner. The functional significance of these NREM sleep oscillations is currently interpreted in terms of synaptic homeostasis and memory consolidation. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagnostic value of neurotrophin expression in malignant pleural effusions
DUYSINX, Bernard ULg; PAULUS, Aurore ULg; HEINEN, Vincent ULg et al

in Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine (2011), 2(5), 941-946

Neurotrophins (NTs) modulate the growth of human malignancies, including lung cancers. Our prospective study evaluated the accuracy of pleural NTs [nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor ... [more ▼]

Neurotrophins (NTs) modulate the growth of human malignancies, including lung cancers. Our prospective study evaluated the accuracy of pleural NTs [nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin 3 (nT3) and 4 (nT4)] levels for differentiating benign from malignant pleural exudates. Levels of NTs were measured by ELISA in 170 patients with non-neutrophilic (<50%) exudative benign or malignant pleurisies diagnosed by pleuroscopy. Fifty-nine benign (9 infections and 50 inflammatory diseases) and 111 malignant (50 extrathoracic tumors, 51 lung cancers and 10 mesotheliomas) pleural exudates were diagnosed by thoracoscopy. Levels of BDNF were significantly higher in malignant than in benign effusions [17 pg/ml (0-367) vs. 8 pg/ml (0-51), p<0.05]. ROC analysis showed an area under the curve of 0.609 (p=0.012; best threshold 44 pg/ml). Pleural BDNF levels were significantly higher in pleural metastasis of pulmonary tumors and in mesothelioma than in pleural benign effusions. Finally, a higher proportion of pleural nT3 was detected in squamous cell lung carcinoma in comparison to that in non-squamous cell lung carcinoma (72.7 vs. 10%, p<0.0001). NTs and particularly BDNF may play a role in the pathogenesis of malignant pleural effusions. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution patterns of Caprella tavolarensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in the Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Protected Area.
Sturaro, Nicolas ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Lepoint, Gilles ULg et al

in Biologia Marina Mediterranea (2011), 18(1), 290-291

Distribution patterns of Caprella tavolarensis was investigated at the tavolara-punta Coda Cavallo Marine protected area. results revealed that C. tavolarensis abundance may exhibit spatial patterns ... [more ▼]

Distribution patterns of Caprella tavolarensis was investigated at the tavolara-punta Coda Cavallo Marine protected area. results revealed that C. tavolarensis abundance may exhibit spatial patterns associated with the protection status of the zones, highlighting the importance of totally protected areas in species conservation and management. [less ▲]

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See detailPièces tissées et musiciens : à propos d'ARM XIX 321
Colonna d'Istria, Laurent ULg

in Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires (2011)

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See detailLa gestion de la diversité dans les entreprises et les organisations
Cornet, Annie ULg

Conference (2011)

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See detailLes dermatomycoses de l'estran.
CAUCANAS, Marie ULg; FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg

in Dermatologie Actualité (2011), 127

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See detailMarket integration: trade vs. economic geography
Tharakan, Joseph ULg; Thisse, Jacques

in Jovanovic, Miroslav (Ed.) International Handbook on the Economics of Integration (2011)

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See detailLe ciel est bleu comme une horloge...
Nazé, Yaël ULg

Article for general public (2011)

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See detailTendente al nero. Voci e derive neofasciste al tempo della politica pop
Benzoni, Pietro ULg

in Curreri, Luciano; Foni, Fabrizio (Eds.) Fascismo senza fascismo? Indovini e revenants nella cultura popolare italiana (1899-1919 e 1989-2009) (2011)

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See detailUn projet belge de recours collectif au regard des modèles espagnol et québécois
Frankignoul, Laurent ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2011)

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See detailBacterial diversity of field-caught mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti, from different geographic regions of Madagascar.
Zouache, Karima; Raharimalala, Fara Nantenaina ULg; Raquin, Vincent et al

in FEMS Microbiology Ecology (2011)

Symbiotic bacteria are known to play important roles in the biology of insects, but the current knowledge of bacterial communities associated with mosquitoes is very limited and consequently their ... [more ▼]

Symbiotic bacteria are known to play important roles in the biology of insects, but the current knowledge of bacterial communities associated with mosquitoes is very limited and consequently their contribution to host behaviors is mostly unknown. In this study, we explored the composition and diversity of mosquito-associated bacteria in relation with mosquitoes’ habitats. Wild Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti were collected in three different geographic regions of Madagascar. Culturing methods and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and sequencing of the rrs amplicons revealed that Proteobacteria and Firmicutes were the major phyla. Isolated bacterial genera were dominated by Bacillus, followed by Acinetobacter, Agrobacterium and Enterobacter. Common DGGE bands belonged to Acinetobacter, Asaia, Delftia, Pseudomonas, Enterobacteriaceae and an uncultured Gammaproteobacterium. Double infection by maternally inherited Wolbachia pipientis prevailed in 98% of males (n = 272) and 99% of females (n = 413); few individuals were found to be monoinfected withWolbachia wAlbB strain. Bacterial diversity (Shannon–Weaver and Simpson indices) differed significantly per habitat whereas evenness (Pielou index) was similar. Overall, the bacterial composition and diversity were influenced both by the sex of individuals and by the environment inhabited by the mosquitoes; the latter might be related to both the vegetation and the animal host populations that Aedes used as food sources. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de I. Leventi, Chr. Mitsopoulou, Ιερά και λατρείες της Δήμητρας στον αρχαἰο ελληνικό κόσμο
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2011), 24

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See detailcompte rendu de : Giuseppe ARICÒ – Massimo RIVOLTELLA (Ed.), La riflessione sul teatro nella cultura romana
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2011)

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See detailComment j'explore... Une arythmie ventriculaire chez le sportif
Tombeux, C.; MELON, Pierre ULg; Close, P. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(1), 30-33

How I explore : ventricular arrhythmhmias in athletes <br />SUMMARY : Documented ventricular tachyarrhythmias or related symptoms need meticulous cardiac investigations. The mechanism of ventricular ... [more ▼]

How I explore : ventricular arrhythmhmias in athletes <br />SUMMARY : Documented ventricular tachyarrhythmias or related symptoms need meticulous cardiac investigations. The mechanism of ventricular arrhythmia must be defined. The prognosis is related to underlying cardiac electrical or structural disorders. In the absence of cardiovascular abnormalities, the prognosis is good. No disqualification to competitive activity is required in most cases. Assessment of the risk of sudden death remains a continuing challenge in athletes. This article reviews the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of ventricular arrhythmias encountered in trained athletes. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite orbits of language operations
Charlier, Emilie ULg; Domaratzski, Michael; Harju, Tero et al

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2011), 6638

We consider a set of natural operations on languages, and prove that the orbit of any language L under the monoid generated by this set is finite and bounded, independently of L. This generalizes previous ... [more ▼]

We consider a set of natural operations on languages, and prove that the orbit of any language L under the monoid generated by this set is finite and bounded, independently of L. This generalizes previous results about complement, Kleene closure, and positive closure. [less ▲]

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