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See detailIndependent single photon emitters – a versatile source for the generation
von Zanthier, J.; Maser, A.; Wiegner, R. et al

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See detailOrganochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and trace elements in wild European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) off European estuaries
Schnitzler, Joseph ULg; Thomé, Jean-Pierre ULg; Lepage, Mario et al

in Science of the Total Environment (2011), 409(19), 3680-3686

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides like dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDTs), hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), aldrin, dieldrin and trace elements (Cd, Cu, Se, Pb, Zn and Hg ... [more ▼]

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides like dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDTs), hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), aldrin, dieldrin and trace elements (Cd, Cu, Se, Pb, Zn and Hg) were analysed in the muscle of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) sampled in Atlantic coastal regions near several important European river mouths (Gironde, Charente, Loire, Seine and Scheldt). High contamination levels were measured in the muscles of European sea bass sampled in the coastal regions near those river mouths (e.g. Σ ICES PCB=133–10,478 μg kg−1 lw and Hg=250–2000 μg kg−1 dw). The Scheldt and the Seine are still among the most contaminated estuaries in Europe. Each region presented their specific contamination patterns reflecting different sources due to the input of the respective rivers. As fish and fishery products are the main contributors of the total dietary intake of organochlorinated pollutants, regular consumption of European sea bass with the reported contamination levels may represent a significant exposure route for the general human population. [less ▲]

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See detailSmall molecule inhibitors of peptidoglycan synthesis targeting the lipid II precursor.
Derouaux, Adeline ULg; Turk, Samo; Olrichs, Nick K et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (2011), 81(9), 1098-105

Bacterial peptidoglycan glycosyltransferases (GTs) of family 51 catalyze the polymerization of the lipid II precursor into linear peptidoglycan strands. This activity is essential to bacteria and ... [more ▼]

Bacterial peptidoglycan glycosyltransferases (GTs) of family 51 catalyze the polymerization of the lipid II precursor into linear peptidoglycan strands. This activity is essential to bacteria and represents a validated target for the development of new antibacterials. Application of structure-based virtual screening to the National Cancer Institute library using eHits program and the structure of the glycosyltransferase domain of the Staphylococcus aureus penicillin-binding protein 2 resulted in the identification of two small molecules analogues 5, a 2-[1-[(2-chlorophenyl)methyl]-2-methyl-5-methylsulfanylindol-3-yl]ethanamine and 5b, a 2-[1-[(3,4-dichlorophenyl)methyl]-2-methyl-5-methylsulfanylindol-3-yl]ethanamine that exhibit antibacterial activity against several Gram-positive bacteria but were less active on Gram-negative bacteria. The two compounds inhibit the activity of five GTs in the micromolar range. Investigation of the mechanism of action shows that the compounds specifically target peptidoglycan synthesis. Unexpectedly, despite the fact that the compounds were predicted to bind to the GT active site, compound 5b was found to interact with the lipid II substrate via the pyrophosphate motif. In addition, this compound showed a negatively charged phospholipid-dependent membrane depolarization and disruption activity. These small molecules are promising leads for the development of more active and specific compounds to target the essential GT step in cell wall synthesis. [less ▲]

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See detailModélisation numérique de l'expérience SDZ pour l'Andra
Pardoen, Benoît ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Radu, Jean-Pol ULg

Report (2011)

An in situ ventilation test (SDZ) is performed by the French national radioactive waste management agency (ANDRA) in the Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research laboratory. The aim is to characterise the ... [more ▼]

An in situ ventilation test (SDZ) is performed by the French national radioactive waste management agency (ANDRA) in the Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research laboratory. The aim is to characterise the effect of the desaturation and possible resaturation of the damaged zone located around an experimental gallery due to controlled ventilation imposed in this gallery. Hydro and hydro-mechanical numerical modellings are realised in order to acquire a better understanding of clayey rock behaviour and transfers occurring during the test. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Herschel view of nebulae around evolved massive stars
Vamvatira-Nakou, Chloi ULg; Royer, P.; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg et al

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The detailed study of the nebulae ejected from Luminous Blue Variables and the circumstellar bubbles around Wolf-Rayet stars, which radiate strongly in the IR due to the heating of dust, is crucial for ... [more ▼]

The detailed study of the nebulae ejected from Luminous Blue Variables and the circumstellar bubbles around Wolf-Rayet stars, which radiate strongly in the IR due to the heating of dust, is crucial for understanding the massive stars evolution. With Herschel, the largest telescope ever flown in space, we are able to study the gas and the dust in these circumstellar environments in the full far-infrared waveband. In the context of 'Mass-loss of Evolved StarS' Herschel guaranteed time key programme, we have obtained imaging and spectroscopic observations of nebulae associated with Luminous Blue Variable and Wolf-Rayet stars using PACS, one of the three instruments onboard Herschel. A description of these observations and first results of the data analysis are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailRate of Malignancies and Infections in a Large Single Center Cohort of IBD Patients Treated With Thiopurines and Anti-TNF-Antibodies.
Ochsenkühn, T; Steinborn, A; Beigel, F et al

in Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis (2011)

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See detailIntroduction sur la croissance
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

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See detailEffective Production of the Biodiesel Additive STBE by a Continuous Flow Process
Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe ULg; Winter, Marc; Chevalier, Bérengère et al

in Bioresource Technology (2011), 102

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See detailInventaire des archives de la Compagnie générale des Conduites d'Eau (1865-1965)
Delvaux, Anne-Catherine ULg

Book published by Archives générales du Royaume (2011)

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See detailPredictive modelling of the combined effect of temperature and water activity (aw) on the in vitro growth of Erwinia spp infecting potato tubers in Belgium
Moh, Augustin; Massart, Sébastien ULg; Lahlali, Rachid et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(3), 378-386

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See detailReduction in incidence of vertebral fractures with once yearly zoledronic acid in men with osteoporosis
Boonen, S.; Kaufman, J. M.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg et al

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2011), 26(S1), 23

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See detailSex-specific effect of pool desiccation on the movement of Alpine newts, Mesotriton alpestris (Laurenti, 1768), among breeding sites (Caudata: Salamandridae)
Kopecky, Oldrich; Vojar, Jiri; Denoël, Mathieu ULg

in Herpetozoa (2011), 24(3/4), 127-134

In unpredictable habitats, it is advantageous to amphibians to reduce the risk of weather-induced offspring mortality by utilization of several reproductive patches. In european deciduous forest ... [more ▼]

In unpredictable habitats, it is advantageous to amphibians to reduce the risk of weather-induced offspring mortality by utilization of several reproductive patches. In european deciduous forest landscapes, ruts caused by vehicular traffic, typically comprising small vernal or ephemeral pools with variable hydroperiod, are at times used as breeding habitats by some species of amphibians. Previous research shows that in such systems newts move between ruts within a single reproductive season. The aim was to characterize such movements by means of a capture-mark-recapture study of the alpine Newt Mesotriton alpestris (laureNti, 1768), during two years differing in water availability, and to detect possible sex-specific differences. Movement between ruts differed between years according to sex. In the year with higher pool drying frequency, more females changed ruts than in the year when stable conditions prevailed. Among the adults that moved between ruts, however, the mean number of aquatic patches visited was higher in males. These results show that the sexes can react differently to environmental correlates and that alpine Newts are well adapted to utilize networks of temporary pools. [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'utilité d'une consultation conjointe de gynécologie- endocrinologie pédiatrique : étude rétrospective des motifs de consultation et approche pratique
HARVENGT, Julie ULg; Retz, M.-C.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(11), 581-8

The gynaecological issues encountered in children and teenagers lay at the intersection of paediatric endocrinology and gynaecology. More than ten years ago, an outpatient clinic in paediatric ... [more ▼]

The gynaecological issues encountered in children and teenagers lay at the intersection of paediatric endocrinology and gynaecology. More than ten years ago, an outpatient clinic in paediatric endocrinology and gynaecology has been created. Here, we review the last 6 years. 214 girls were included, considering only the first visit for each patient. Collected data are initial concern for this consultation, age at first consultation and confirmed or suspected diagnosis. A classification is done according to the initial concern of patients in six categories. Principal queries concern pubertal development, precocious pilosity or abnormalities in menstrual cycles. Vulvovaginitis and morphologic abnormalities are also frequently encountered. This consultation suggests a paediatric approach with a child feeling confident and a gynaecological examination with a specialist knowing the anatomy particularities and the development of the children. This article focuses on the importance of specific gynaecological examination in children and reviews the main diseases encountered. [less ▲]

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See detailGenou douloureux de l'enfant sportif
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

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See detailA coupled two-scale computational scheme for the failure of periodic quasi-brittle thin planar shells and its application to masonry
Mercatoris, Benoît ULg; Massart, T. J.

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2011), 85(9), 1177-1206

This paper presents a multi-scale framework for the failure of periodic quasi-brittle thin planar shells. The failure behavior of textured or periodic heterogeneous materials is strongly influenced by ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a multi-scale framework for the failure of periodic quasi-brittle thin planar shells. The failure behavior of textured or periodic heterogeneous materials is strongly influenced by their mesostructure. Their periodicity and the quasi-brittle nature of their constituents result in complex behaviors such as damage-induced anisotropy properties with localization of damage, which are difficult to model by means of macroscopic closed-form constitutive laws. A computational homogenization procedure is used for the in-plane and out-of-plane behavior of such planar shells, and is combined with an acoustic tensor-based failure detection adapted to shell kinematics to detect the structural-scale failure. Based on an assumption of single period failure, the localization of damage at the structural scale is represented by means of mesostructurally informed embedded strong discontinuities incorporated in the macroscopic shell description. A new enhanced scale transition is outlined for shell failure, based on an approximate energy consistency argument to objectively upscale the energy dissipation. The corresponding multi-scale framework results are compared with direct fine-scale modeling results used as a reference for the case of masonry, showing good agreement in terms of the load-bearing capacity, of failure mechanisms and of associated energy dissipation. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailInventaire des archives de la Société anonyme métallurgique d'Espérance-Longdoz (1806-1971)
Delvaux, Anne-Catherine ULg

Book published by Archives générales du Royaume (2011)

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See detailLa famine Ruzagayura (Rwanda, 1943-1944): causes, conséquences et réactions des autorités
Singiza, Dantès ULg

Master's dissertation (2011)

Notre mémoire de Master en histoire à finalité approfondie, consacré à l’étude de la famine Ruzagayura (Rwanda, 1943-1944), a été soutenu à l’Université de Liège en septembre 2011. Dirigé par Catherine ... [more ▼]

Notre mémoire de Master en histoire à finalité approfondie, consacré à l’étude de la famine Ruzagayura (Rwanda, 1943-1944), a été soutenu à l’Université de Liège en septembre 2011. Dirigé par Catherine Lanneau, chargée de cours, il a également bénéficié des conseils et orientations de deux lecteurs, les Professeurs Francis Balace et Philippe Raxhon. Nous avons tenté d’y répondre aux principales questions que pose cette famine : quelles en furent les causes, le domaine d’extension, la durée et les conséquences à court et moyen terme ? Quelles furent les réactions des différentes autorités, locales et mandataires, mais également des missionnaires face à cette situation d’urgence ? Parmi les principales sources exploitées, mentionnons la correspondance et les rapports annuels conservés aux Archives africaines du Ministère des Affaires étrangères belge, la correspondance de l’ancien ministre des Colonies Albert de Vleeschauwer, conservée au KADOC mais aussi la correspondance et les diaires des missionnaires Pères Blancs et Sœurs Blanches, consultés à Rome. Enfin, des témoins ont pu être interrogés et ont contribué à enrichir ce mémoire de leurs souvenirs. La famine Ruzagayura est imputable à divers facteurs : la sécheresse, les travaux de l’effort de guerre et les agents destructeurs, comme le mildiou et la rhizoctonie. Elle est aggravée par les réquisitions de vivres et du bétail. La famine commence vers le mois d’octobre 1943 et se répand sur presque toute l’étendue du pays. Les autorités apprennent son existence quelque temps après son éclatement. Certains fonctionnaires, tant belges que rwandais, dissimulent son existence. D’autres nient sa réalité, ce qui leur attire les reproches de la part du résident Jean Paradis. Quant à celui-ci, il ne relaie pas non plus les informations en sa possession au vice-gouverneur général Eugène Jungers. Plus que des reproches, ce comportement lui vaut d’être destitué et muté au Congo par le vice-gouverneur général. Celui-ci aurait en effet peu apprécié d’apprendre l’existence de la famine au Rwanda lors d’un voyage anodin dans ce pays. Il le reproche également au roi Mutara III Rudahigwa. Une fois la famine reconnue, l’administration coloniale organise le ravitaillement en vivres. Elle confie leur distribution aux missionnaires qui encadrent en même temps les centres d’accueil d’affamés. Les chefs et les sous-chefs fournissent les vaches laitières et les vaches de boucherie pour nourrir la population. Celle-ci reçoit également des houes, de nouvelles semences de vivres et des boutures de manioc et de patates douces. De ce fait, elle reprend, sous la supervision des chefs rwandais, les cultures de champs et de marais en janvier 1944. La pluie tombant régulièrement, les récoltes augmentent et la situation vivrière se redresse. Les centres d’accueil ferment vers la deuxième moitié de 1944. La population restée démunie est convoyée dans les localités de Gishari et de Mokoto du territoire de Masisi, au Congo belge. La famine Ruzagayura a entraîné in fine un nombre important de décès, évalué à plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes. Elle a également provoqué d’importants déplacements de population. Par ailleurs, elle a poussé certaines personnes à voler des vivres pour subsister et s’est donc soldée par un accroissement de la criminalité. Son intensité et son extension au pays, associées aux travaux de l’effort de guerre, aux réquisitions de vivres et aux autres travaux agricoles, ont contrarié la population rwandaise au point de la pousser à s’opposer à l’autorité de ses chefs, du roi Mutara, de l’administration mandataire et des missionnaires. Certains en seraient mêmes arrivés à rêver de l’émancipation du pays. [less ▲]

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