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See detailLanguage Policies in the Roman Republic and Empire
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Clackson, James (Ed.) Blackwell companion to the History of the Latin language (2011)

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See detailReconstruction of satellite-derived sea surface temperature of the South China Sea in 2003-2009
Huynh, Thi Hong Ngu ULg; Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

Poster (2011)

The South China Sea (SCS) is a large marginal sea in the tropical region where the percentage of missing data of the daily Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sea surface temperature (SST) is ... [more ▼]

The South China Sea (SCS) is a large marginal sea in the tropical region where the percentage of missing data of the daily Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sea surface temperature (SST) is very high. Here we use a relatively new technique, DINEOF (Data INterpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions), to reconstruct the SST of the SCS in 2003-2009. Furthermore, a comparison between the reconstructed data and daily Tropical rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI) SST is implemented. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential contribution of prenatal estrogens to the sexual differentiation of mate preferences in mice.
Brock, Olivier; Bakker, Julie ULg

in Hormones and Behavior (2011), 59(1), 83-9

The neural mechanisms controlling sexual behavior are sexually differentiated by perinatal actions of gonadal hormones. We recently observed using female mice deficient in alpha-fetoprotein (AFP-KO) and ... [more ▼]

The neural mechanisms controlling sexual behavior are sexually differentiated by perinatal actions of gonadal hormones. We recently observed using female mice deficient in alpha-fetoprotein (AFP-KO) and which lack the protective actions of AFP against maternal estrogens, that exposure to prenatal estrogens completely defeminized their potential to show lordosis behavior in adulthood. Therefore, we determined here whether mate preferences were also affected in female AFP-KO mice. We observed a robust preference for an estrous female over an intact male in female AFP-KO mice, which were ovariectomized in adulthood and subsequently treated with estradiol and progesterone, whereas similarly treated WT females preferred the intact male over the estrous female. Gonadally intact WT males preferred the estrous female over the male, but only when visual cues were blocked by placing stimulus animals behind opaque partitions. Furthermore, when given the choice between an intact male and a castrated male, WT females preferred the intact male, whereas AFP-KO females showed no preference. Finally when given the choice between an estrous female and an ovariectomized female, WT males preferred the estrous female whereas AFP-KO females preferred the ovariectomized female or showed no preference depending on whether they could see the stimulus animals or not. Taken together, when AFP-KO females are tested under estrous conditions, they do not show any male-directed preferences, indicating a reduced sexual motivation to seek out the male in these females. However, they do not completely resemble males in their mate preferences suggesting that the male-typical pattern of mate preferences is not solely organized by prenatal estrogens. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of output-only methods for condition monitoring of industrials systems
Rutten, Christophe ULg; Nguyen, Viet Ha; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2011), 305

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior complicates the procedure of damage or fault detection. Blind source separation ... [more ▼]

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior complicates the procedure of damage or fault detection. Blind source separation (BSS) techniques are known as efficient methods for damage diagnosis. However, most of BSS techniques repose on the assumption of the linearity of the system and the need of many sensors. This article presents some possible extensions of those techniques that may improve the damage detection, e.g. Enhanced-Principal Component Analysis (EPCA), Kernel PCA (KPCA) and Blind Modal Identification (BMID). The advantages of EPCA rely on its rapidity of use and its reliability. The KPCA method, through the use of nonlinear kernel functions, allows to introduce nonlinear dependences between variables. BMID is adequate to identify and to detect damage for generally damped systems. In this paper, damage is firstly examined by Stochastic Subspace Identification (SSI); then the detection is achieved by comparing subspace features between the reference and a current state through statistics and the concept of subspace angle. Industrial data are used as illustration of the methods. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of the information delivery by general practitioners and rheumatologists to patients with acute low back pain.
Henrotin, Yves ULg; Moyse, Dominique; Bazin, Thierry et al

in European Spine Journal (2011), 20(5), 720-30

Providing information to patients regarding appropriate management of LBP is a crucial component of primary care and treatment of low back pain (LBP). Limited knowledge is available, however, about the ... [more ▼]

Providing information to patients regarding appropriate management of LBP is a crucial component of primary care and treatment of low back pain (LBP). Limited knowledge is available, however, about the information delivered by physicians to patients with low back pain. Hence, this study aimed at evaluating (1) the self-reported practices of French physicians concerning information about patients with acute LBP (2) the consistency of these practices with the COST B13 guidelines, and (3) the effects of the delivery of a leaflet summarizing the COST B13 recommendations on the management of patient information, using the following study design: 528 French physicians [319 general practitioners (GP) and 209 rheumatologists (RH)] were asked to provide demographic information, responses to a Fear Avoidance Beliefs questionnaire adapted for physicians and responses to a questionnaire investigating the consistency of their practice with the COST B13 guidelines. Half of the participants (163 GP and 105 RH) were randomized to receive a summary of the COST B13 guidelines concerning information delivery to patient with low back pain and half (156 GP and 104 RH) were not given this information. The mean age of physicians was 52.1 +/- 7.6 years, 25.2% were females, 75% work in private practice, 63.1% reported to treat 10-50 patients with LBP per month and 18.2% <10 per month. The majority of the physicians (71.0%) reported personal LBP episode (7.1% with a duration superior to 3 months). Among the 18.4% (97) of the physicians that knew the COST B13 guidelines, 85.6% (83/97) reported that they totally or partially applied these recommendations in their practice. The average work (0-24) and physical activity (0-24) FABQ scores were 21.2 +/- 8.4 and 10.1 +/- 6.0, respectively. The consistency scores (11 questions scored 0 to 6, total score was standardized from 0 to 100) were significantly higher in the RH group (75.6 +/- 11.6) than in GP group (67.2 +/- 12.6; p < 0.001). The delivery of a summary of the COST B13 guidelines significantly improved the consistency score (p = 0.018). However, a multivariate analysis indicated that only GP consistency was improved by recommendations' delivery.The results indicated that GP were less consistent with the European COST B13 guidelines on the information of patients with acute LBP than RH. Interestingly, delivery of a summary of these guidelines to GP improved their consistency score, but not that of the RH. This suggests that GP information campaign can modify the message that they deliver to LBP, and subsequently could change patient's beliefs on LBP. [less ▲]

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See detailUne thérapie destinée aux patients schizophrènes - Self-Awareness Therapy (SAT): Résultats préliminaires
Boulanger, Marie ULg; Pauly, Marc; Nachtergael, Hilde et al

Poster (2011)

Objective: Autonoetic awareness enables to mentally relive personal events in memory to be aware of one’s own experiences across subjective time and so to have a feeling of individuality and self ... [more ▼]

Objective: Autonoetic awareness enables to mentally relive personal events in memory to be aware of one’s own experiences across subjective time and so to have a feeling of individuality and self-direction. It is intimately associated with our awareness of ourselves as persons with a past and a future. Autonoetic awareness thereof contributes to construction of our identity by the recovery of past events, particularly specific events, and the imagination of future events. According to Danion’s theoretical model (2001), autonoetic awareness impairment is at the heart of schizophrenia. This deficit should depend on defective associations between separate aspects of the events during the recall and therefore, it is associated with a reduction in accessing specific information in autobiographical memory (AM). This impairment should explain identity perturbation, cognitive deficits, negative and positive symptomatology present in schizophrenia. Supporting this model, the present study evaluates the effect of a cognitive and behavioural intervention called Self-Awareness Therapy (SAT) on autonoetic awareness, AM and the capacity to imagine oneself in the future, in schizophrenia patients. Method: Fifteen patients with schizophrenia participated to SAT and, 8 patients took part in the Integrative Program Therapy (IPT) of Brenner. Before and after therapy, patients were asked to complete questionnaires to evaluate the autonoetic awareness, AM, projection into the future as well as affective and symptomatology scales. Results: For SAT, the participants reported more specific past and future events after than before the remediation therapy. Furthermore, patients reported significantly less depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as less negative symptoms after compared before the SAT. For IPT, no significant differences emerged. Discussion: These results are in line with previous study (Blairy et al., 2008) and support the notion that, in schizophrenia the retrieving of past specifics memories and projection into the future can be improved. La conscience autonoétique (CA) nous permet de revivre mentalement des évènements personnellement vécus, d’en prendre conscience à travers un temps subjectif et de ressentir un sentiment d’individualité. Elle contribue à la construction de notre identité via la récupération d’évènements passés, particulièrement les évènements spécifiques, et l’imagination d’évènements futurs. Selon le modèle de Danion (2001), une perturbation au niveau de la CA serait au cœur de la schizophrénie. Celle-ci résulterait d’un relâchement des associations entre les différents éléments d’un évènement lors du rappel et dés lors, serait associée à une réduction de l’accès aux informations spécifiques en mémoire autobiographique. Cette perturbation pourrait expliquer les troubles de l’identité, les déficits cognitifs ainsi que la symptomatologie présents dans la schizophrénie. Afin de remédier à ces déficits, nous avons élaboré une intervention cognitive et comportementale, destinée à des patients schizophrènes, qui s’appuie sur ce modèle. Cette étude présente les résultats préliminaires de la SAT en la comparant au 1er module du programme IPT. [less ▲]

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See detailThe 1958–2009 Greenland ice sheet surface melt and the mid-tropospheric atmospheric circulation
Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Mabille, Georges; Erpicum, Michel ULg et al

in Climate Dynamics (2011), 36(1 (2011)), 139-159

In order to assess the impact of the mid-tropospheric circulation over the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) on surface melt, as simulated by the regional climate model MAR, an automatic Circulation type ... [more ▼]

In order to assess the impact of the mid-tropospheric circulation over the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) on surface melt, as simulated by the regional climate model MAR, an automatic Circulation type classification (CTC) based on 500 hPa geopotential height from reanalyses is developed. General circulation correlates significantly with the surface melt anomalies for the summers in the period 1958–2009. The record surface melt events observed during the summers of 2007–2009 are linked to the exceptional persistence of atmospheric circulations favouring warm air advection. The CTC emphasizes that summer 500 hPa circulation patterns have changed since the beginning of the 2000s; this process is partly responsible for the recent warming observed over the GrIS. [less ▲]

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See detailAcetylation-dependent regulation of endothelial Notch signalling by the SIRT1 deacetylase.
Guarani, Virginia; Deflorian, Gianluca; Franco, Claudio A et al

in Nature (2011), 473(7346), 234-8

Notch signalling is a key intercellular communication mechanism that is essential for cell specification and tissue patterning, and which coordinates critical steps of blood vessel growth. Although subtle ... [more ▼]

Notch signalling is a key intercellular communication mechanism that is essential for cell specification and tissue patterning, and which coordinates critical steps of blood vessel growth. Although subtle alterations in Notch activity suffice to elicit profound differences in endothelial behaviour and blood vessel formation, little is known about the regulation and adaptation of endothelial Notch responses. Here we report that the NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase SIRT1 acts as an intrinsic negative modulator of Notch signalling in endothelial cells. We show that acetylation of the Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD) on conserved lysines controls the amplitude and duration of Notch responses by altering NICD protein turnover. SIRT1 associates with NICD and functions as a NICD deacetylase, which opposes the acetylation-induced NICD stabilization. Consequently, endothelial cells lacking SIRT1 activity are sensitized to Notch signalling, resulting in impaired growth, sprout elongation and enhanced Notch target gene expression in response to DLL4 stimulation, thereby promoting a non-sprouting, stalk-cell-like phenotype. In vivo, inactivation of Sirt1 in zebrafish and mice causes reduced vascular branching and density as a consequence of enhanced Notch signalling. Our findings identify reversible acetylation of the NICD as a molecular mechanism to adapt the dynamics of Notch signalling, and indicate that SIRT1 acts as rheostat to fine-tune endothelial Notch responses. [less ▲]

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See detailSite-specific Septoria Leaf Blotch Risk Assessment in Winter Wheat using Weather-Radar Rainfall Estimates
Mahtour, Abdeslam ULg; El Jarroudi, Moussa ULg; Delobbe, Laurent et al

in Plant Disease (2011), 10.1094/PDIS-07-10-0482

The Septoria leaf blotch prediction model PROCULTURE was used to assess the impact on simulated infection rates when using rainfall estimated by radar instead of rain gauge measurements. When comparing ... [more ▼]

The Septoria leaf blotch prediction model PROCULTURE was used to assess the impact on simulated infection rates when using rainfall estimated by radar instead of rain gauge measurements. When comparing infection events simulated by PROCULTURE using radar- and gauge-derived data, the probability of detection (PODs) of infection events was high (0.83 on average), and the false alarm ratio (FARs) of infection events was not negligible (0.24 on average). For most stations, FARso of infection events decreased to 0 and PODso increased (0.85 on average) when the model outputs for both datasets were compared against visual observations of disease symptoms. An analysis of 148 infection events over three years at four locations showed no significant difference in the number of infection events of simulations using either dataset, indicating that, for a given location, radar estimates were as reliable as rain gauges for predicting infection events. Radar also provided better estimates of rainfall occurrence over a continuous space than weather station networks. The high spatial resolution provides radar with an important advantage that could significantly improve existing warning systems. [less ▲]

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See detailCinéma (De l’irrévérence du cinéma au Pays de Liège)
Tomasovic, Dick ULg

in Delaunois, Alain; Joiret, Marie-Hélène (Eds.) Petit guide de l’irrévérence (au Pays de Liège) (2011)

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See detailEnjeux autour de la survie de l'Assemblée de l'Union de l'Europe occidentale : tensions, rivalités et contournements
Dumoulin, André ULg

in Wintgens, Sophie; Grégory, Piet (Eds.) La puissance : débat autour des jeux et des enjeux du pouvoir (2011)

Examen des rivalités et des résistances de l'Assemblée de l'UEO face à la décision de dénoncer le traité de Bruxelles modifié

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See detailESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias The Task Force for the management of dyslipidaemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS).
Catapano, Alberico L; Reiner, Zeljko; De Backer, Guy et al

in Atherosclerosis (2011), 217(1), 3-46

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See detailLes myopathies d’exercice du cheval : démarche diagnostique et approche thérapeutique
Molitor, Céline; Frippiat, Thibault ULg

in Bulletin des GTV (2011), 62

La rhabdomyolyse récurrente induite par l’exercice est un syndrome dont les manifestations cliniques sont variables, elles peuvent être différentes d’un cheval à l’autre et d’un épisode à l’autre pour un ... [more ▼]

La rhabdomyolyse récurrente induite par l’exercice est un syndrome dont les manifestations cliniques sont variables, elles peuvent être différentes d’un cheval à l’autre et d’un épisode à l’autre pour un même individu. Une connaissance approfondie des examens complémentaires à réaliser est donc nécessaire pour le diagnostic de cette affection musculaire. En outre, la rhabdomyolyse induite par l'exercice peut entraîner une intolérance à l’effort d’intensité potentiellement importante. Des conseils thérapeutiques et prophylactiques sont également donnés afin de traiter les crises de rhabdomyolyse et de prévenir les épisodes de myopathies chez des animaux sensibles ou prédisposés à présenter l’atteinte. [less ▲]

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See detailMixing in two magnetic OB stars discovered by the MiMeS collaboration
Morel, Thierry ULg

in IAU Symposium 272: Active OB Stars: Structure, Evolution, Mass Loss and Critical Limits (2011)

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See detailModeling the mass and surface heat budgets in a coastal blue ice area of Adelie Land, Antarctica
Favier, Vincent; Agosta, Cécile ULg; Genthon, Christophe et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface (2011), 116

Meteorological data recorded from 12 December 2008 to 30 June 2010 were analyzed to assess the surface energy balance (SEB) in a blue ice area of Cap Prudhomme, Adelie Land (66 degrees 41'S, 139 degrees ... [more ▼]

Meteorological data recorded from 12 December 2008 to 30 June 2010 were analyzed to assess the surface energy balance (SEB) in a blue ice area of Cap Prudhomme, Adelie Land (66 degrees 41'S, 139 degrees 55'E). The SEB was computed with a newly developed model forced by direct measurements and with a voluntarily limited number of parameters to better assess model sensitivity. Incoming short-wave radiation was corrected for the slope and orientation of the local terrain assuming direct and diffuse radiation components. Turbulent heat fluxes were assessed using the bulk aerodynamic approach. Heat conduction in the ice was computed by solving the thermal diffusion equation. Snow accumulation was modeled using ERA interim total precipitation and a one-dimensional erosion model. The surface heat budget and accumulation/erosion model accurately reproduced field observations. The occurrence of blue ice is linked with higher rates of erosion than in the surrounding snow covered areas, which may be caused by local flow divergence or snow not being redistributed from higher elevations. Melting occurs between December and February when incoming short-wave radiation is high. However, the SEB was closely linked to air temperature through the incoming long-wave radiation and the turbulent sensible heat flux. Several warm events caused by cyclones intruding into the continent led to significant warming of the ice and high melting rates. Intruding cyclones were also associated with high precipitation that led to significant accumulation. Except in blue ice areas, modeling suggests that expected higher precipitation in a warmer climate will result in more accumulation. [less ▲]

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See detailSyntactic complexity of ultimately periodic sets of integers
Rigo, Michel ULg; Vandomme, Elise ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2011), 6638

We compute the cardinality of the syntactic monoid of the language 0^∗rep_b(mN) made of base b expansions of the multiples of the integer m. We also give lower bounds for the syntactic complexity of any ... [more ▼]

We compute the cardinality of the syntactic monoid of the language 0^∗rep_b(mN) made of base b expansions of the multiples of the integer m. We also give lower bounds for the syntactic complexity of any (ultimately) periodic set of integers written in base b. We apply our results to some well studied problem: decide whether or not a b-recognizable sets of integers is ultimately periodic. [less ▲]

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See detailDefining multiplication for polynomials over a finite field.
Rigo, Michel ULg; Waxweiler, Laurent

E-print/Working paper (2011)

Let $P$ and $Q$ be two non-zero multiplicatively independent polynomials with coefficients in a finite field $\mathbb{F}$. Adapting a result of R.~Villemaire, we show that multiplication of polynomials is ... [more ▼]

Let $P$ and $Q$ be two non-zero multiplicatively independent polynomials with coefficients in a finite field $\mathbb{F}$. Adapting a result of R.~Villemaire, we show that multiplication of polynomials is a ternary relation $\{(A,B,C)\in\mathbb{F}[X]\mid A.B=C\}$ definable by a first-order formula in a suitable structure containing both functions $V_P$ and $V_Q$ where $V_A(B)$ is defined as the greatest power of $A$ dividing $B$. Such a result has to be considered in the context of a possible analogue of Cobham's theorem for sets of polynomials whose $P$-expansions are recognized by some finite automaton. [less ▲]

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See detailSensitivity of Structural Response to Wind Turbulence Characteristics
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Marcuso, Russell J. (Ed.) Turbulence: Theory, Types and Simulation - Series: Physics Research and Technology (2011)

Civil engineering structures that are built in the atmospheric boundary layer have to be designed according to the gusty winds they are likely to withstand during their lifetime. Traditionally statistical ... [more ▼]

Civil engineering structures that are built in the atmospheric boundary layer have to be designed according to the gusty winds they are likely to withstand during their lifetime. Traditionally statistical characteristics of the wind turbulence -as standard deviation of and correlation between turbulence components, frequency content, etc. - are provided to structural engineers by meteorologists. The first dialogue between these two communities dates back to 1960's when they agreed on a list of necessary statistical characteristics of turbulence that need to be observed and measured to feed the structural models available at that time. In the framework of advanced wind loading models developed recently, it turns out that this basic list of statistical characteristics of turbulence is no longer sufficient. In this chapter, we point out some quantities that would need to be measured and others that are already measured but require a more precise estimation. This need is justified by analyzing the sensitivity, to these quantities, of the structural response to an advanced Wind loading model. After having introduced the need for advanced modeling of the wind loading, and eventually thus of the wind turbulence, a nonlinear non-Gaussian quasi-steady loading model is presented. Then the model is rigorously analyzed with cumbersome mathematics and statistics, with the permanent background aim at estimation of the influence of the turbulence properties. Final results are however presented in a concise way in order to pave the way for the future dialogue between engineers and meteorologists, and so build up the advanced design procedures that will presumably be used during the coming decades. [less ▲]

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