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See detailL'astronomie dans le monde
Manfroid, Jean ULg

Article for general public (2012)

Un amas avec un secret; Un résultat sucré enprovenance d’ALMA; Le cratère Hadley; La généalogie du Soleil révélée par les météorites; Dawn; Curiosity

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See detailPoly-SiGe-based MEMS Xylophone Bar Magnetometer
Rochus, Véronique; Jansen, R.; Tilmans, H. A. C. et al

in IEEE SENSORS 2012 (2012, October)

This paper presents the design, fabrication and preliminary characterization of highly sensitive MEMS-based Xylophone Bar Magnetometers (XBMs) realized in imec’s poly-SiGe MEMS technology. Key for our ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the design, fabrication and preliminary characterization of highly sensitive MEMS-based Xylophone Bar Magnetometers (XBMs) realized in imec’s poly-SiGe MEMS technology. Key for our Lorentz force driven capacitively sensed resonant sensor are the combination of reasonably high Q-factor and conductivity of imec’s poly-SiGe, our optimized multiphysics sensor design targeting the maximization of the Q-factor in a wide temperature range as well as our proprietary monolithic above-CMOS integration and packaging schemes. Prototypes 3-axis devices were fabricated and characterized. We present optical vibrometer and electrical S-parameter measurements of XBMs performed in vacuum with a reference magnet at increasing sensor separation. The optical oscillation amplitude is well correlated with the magnetic field amplitude. The electrical 2-port measurements, 1st port as Lorentz force actuator and 2nd port as capacitive sensor, also reproduces the designed magnetic field dependence. This opens the way towards the on-chip integration of small footprint extremely sensitive magnetometers. [less ▲]

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See detailQuand l’Art parle des restructurations : au-delà du dévoilement, une forme d’expérimentation
Beaujolin-Bellet, Rachel; Bobadilla, Natalia; Mourey, Damien et al

Conference (2012, October)

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See detailMonographie du plan de cohésion sociale de la commune de Farciennes – Evaluation des plans de cohésion sociale en Région Wallonne
Dassargues, Alix ULg; Thiry, Aline ULg; Fallon, Catherine ULg et al

Report (2012)

Il s'agit d'une étude approfondie du Plan de Cohésion Sociale de la commune de Farciennes réalisée dans le cadre de l'évaluation des processus de mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La monographie ... [more ▼]

Il s'agit d'une étude approfondie du Plan de Cohésion Sociale de la commune de Farciennes réalisée dans le cadre de l'évaluation des processus de mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La monographie propose une analyse minutieuse des cinq entretiens approfondis qui ont été menés avec des acteurs-clefs du PCS de la commune. Au total, six monographies ont été réalisées afin de comprendre les mécanismes et les éléments-clefs de la mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La synthèse des six études de cas fait l'objet d'un rapport intermédiaire de la recherche intitulé: "intégration des études de cas approfondies". [less ▲]

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See detailDelocalization of ultracold atoms in a disordered potential due to light scattering
Nowak, Boris; Kinnunen, Jami J.; Holland, Murray J. et al

in Physical Review. A (2012), 86

We numerically study the expansion dynamics of ultracold atoms in a one-dimensional disordered potential in the presence of a weak position measurement of the atoms. We specifically consider this position ... [more ▼]

We numerically study the expansion dynamics of ultracold atoms in a one-dimensional disordered potential in the presence of a weak position measurement of the atoms. We specifically consider this position measurement to be realized by a combination of an external laser and a periodic array of optical microcavities along a waveguide. The position information is acquired through the scattering of a near-resonant laser photon into a specific eigenmode of one of the cavities. The time evolution of the atomic density in the presence of this light-scattering mechanism is described within a Lindblad master equation approach, which is numerically implemented using the Monte Carlo wave function technique. We find that an arbitrarily weak rate of photon emission leads to a breakdown of Anderson localization of the atoms. [less ▲]

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See detailMonographie du plan de cohésion sociale des communes du Condroz – Evaluation des plans de cohésion sociale en Région Wallonne
Thiry, Aline ULg; Dassargues, Alix ULg; Fallon, Catherine ULg et al

Report (2012)

Il s'agit d'une étude approfondie du Plan de Cohésion Sociale des communes du Condroz réalisée dans le cadre de l'évaluation des processus de mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La monographie propose ... [more ▼]

Il s'agit d'une étude approfondie du Plan de Cohésion Sociale des communes du Condroz réalisée dans le cadre de l'évaluation des processus de mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La monographie propose une analyse minutieuse des cinq entretiens approfondis qui ont été menés avec des acteurs-clefs du PCS des communes. Au total, six monographies ont été réalisées afin de comprendre les mécanismes et les éléments-clefs de la mise en oeuvre des PCS au niveau local. La synthèse des six études de cas fait l'objet d'un rapport intermédiaire de la recherche intitulé: "intégration des études de cas approfondies". [less ▲]

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See detailDavid Toscana
Decoster, Sara ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2012)

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See detailNécessité de nouveaux critères de remboursement pour traiter l'ostéoporose en Belgique
Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Bergmann, Pierre; Body, Jean-Jacques et al

in Ortho-Rhumato (2012), 10(5), 3

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See detailBecoming a Mother by AID within a Lesbian Couple: The Issue of the Third’
Naziri, Despina ULg

Conference (2012, October)

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See detailConservation and management of a threatened traditional agroresource, ylang-ylang Cananga odorata [Lam.] Hook f. & Thomson forma genuina, in the Indian Ocean islands
benini, céline; Mahy, Grégory ULg; jacquemin, jean-marie et al

in Crop Science (2012), 52(6), 2606-2618

In order to handle future economic, social and environmental changes, the assessment, management and conservation of the local genetic resources of cash crop species is a fundamental requirement. We ... [more ▼]

In order to handle future economic, social and environmental changes, the assessment, management and conservation of the local genetic resources of cash crop species is a fundamental requirement. We investigated the pattern of genetic and morphological diversity of Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook f. & Thomson forma genuina, an important essential oil tree for the perfume industry in the introduction area of the western Indian Ocean islands. We sought to identify key elements for developing a conservation and management strategy for ylang-ylang genetic resources. Genetic and morphological variations were assessed using Amplified Fragments Length Polymorphism and morphometrics traits and information about farmers' practices were collected. The existence of substantial overall genetic diversity (HT = 0.2599) and the grouping of plantations into different genetic groups suggest that there have been a series of introduction events in the area, with limited exchanges of genetic material within and between islands, which is not what is suggested in the historical records. The morphological study revealed high phenotypic variability despite very similar agronomical practices throughout the studied area. The morphological and genetic variability might have been created and maintained without any planned or conscious management, and this has largely determined the genetic structuring in the area (11.74% genetic variation among islands and 20.68% among plantations). With this species, where past introduction events and farmers’ practices have shaped the genetic variation, on-farm preservation and the maintenance of the current management practices is recommended. Ex situ conservation efforts should also be undertaken, if economically affordable. [less ▲]

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See detailEen lacune gevuld. Edward Vanhouttes editie van De moerbeitoppen ruischten
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Internationale Neerlandistiek (2012), 50(3), 276-279

This is a review of a new scholarly edition of the first volume of poetry published by the Flemish poet Anton van Wilderode.

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See detailNeurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) improves patient-ventilator interaction during non-invasive ventilation delivered by face mask
Piquilloud, L; Tassaux, D; Bialais, E et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2012)

PURPOSE: To determine if, compared to pressure support (PS), neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) reduces patient-ventilator asynchrony in intensive care patients undergoing noninvasive ventilation ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: To determine if, compared to pressure support (PS), neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) reduces patient-ventilator asynchrony in intensive care patients undergoing noninvasive ventilation with an oronasal face mask. METHODS: In this prospective interventional study we compared patient-ventilator synchrony between PS (with ventilator settings determined by the clinician) and NAVA (with the level set so as to obtain the same maximal airway pressure as in PS). Two 20-min recordings of airway pressure, flow and electrical activity of the diaphragm during PS and NAVA were acquired in a randomized order. Trigger delay (T(d)), the patient's neural inspiratory time (T(in)), ventilator pressurization duration (T(iv)), inspiratory time in excess (T(iex)), number of asynchrony events per minute and asynchrony index (AI) were determined. RESULTS: The study included 13 patients, six with COPD, and two with mixed pulmonary disease. T(d) was reduced with NAVA: median 35 ms (IQR 31-53 ms) versus 181 ms (122-208 ms); p = 0.0002. NAVA reduced both premature and delayed cyclings in the majority of patients, but not the median T(iex) value. The total number of asynchrony events tended to be reduced with NAVA: 1.0 events/min (0.5-3.1 events/min) versus 4.4 events/min (0.9-12.1 events/min); p = 0.08. AI was lower with NAVA: 4.9 % (2.5-10.5 %) versus 15.8 % (5.5-49.6 %); p = 0.03. During NAVA, there were no ineffective efforts, or late or premature cyclings. PaO(2) and PaCO(2) were not different between ventilatory modes. CONCLUSION: Compared to PS, NAVA improved patient ventilator synchrony during noninvasive ventilation by reducing T(d) and AI. Moreover, with NAVA, ineffective efforts, and late and premature cyclings were absent. [less ▲]

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See detailDe quelques retours de M. Chat: Historiographie politique dans "Le fond de l'air est rouge"
Hamers, Jérémy ULg; Van Cauwenberge, Geneviève ULg

in Relief : Revue Electronique de Littérature Française (2012), 6

Dans son film de montage Le fond de l’air est rouge, Chris Marker compile un ensemble de représentations hétérogènes issues d’une décennie de luttes (ouvrières, étudiantes, indépendantistes, etc.) dans le ... [more ▼]

Dans son film de montage Le fond de l’air est rouge, Chris Marker compile un ensemble de représentations hétérogènes issues d’une décennie de luttes (ouvrières, étudiantes, indépendantistes, etc.) dans le monde. Par l’assemblage de ces images, le cinéaste déploie une historiographie a priori mélancolique et défaitiste. Le présent texte entend dépasser cette interprétation unilatérale de la critique politique des images pour y identifier les traces d’un retour chronique à l’espoir militant. [less ▲]

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See detailIs your company oriented toward strategic intelligence?
Brandt, Céline ULg; Gretry, Anaïs ULg; Gruslin, Claire ULg

Article for general public (2012)

If you wonder if your company is active in the different fields of strategic intelligence and which are its strengths and weaknesses, this questionnaire will help you to do so.

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See detailArticuler risques, planification d'urgence et gestion de crise
Brunet, Sébastien ULg; Fallon, Catherine ULg; Ozer, Pierre ULg et al

Book published by de boeck (2012)

Une maison explose en plein coeur de la ville de Liège, piégeant plusieurs victimes sous les décombres... C'est le déclenchement de nombreuses actions menées dans l'urgence par des professionnels du ... [more ▼]

Une maison explose en plein coeur de la ville de Liège, piégeant plusieurs victimes sous les décombres... C'est le déclenchement de nombreuses actions menées dans l'urgence par des professionnels du risque et de la gestion de crise. Partant de l'analyse de cet événement et de ses enseignements, cet ouvrage, fruit de rencontres entre chercheurs et professionnels, tente d'articuler risques, planification d'urgence et gestion de crise. La diversité des phénomènes auxquels nos sociétés sont confrontées est grande et l'organisation de l'action publique dans ce domaine nécessite la coordination d'acteurs et d'institutions aux compétences et horizons différents. Cet ouvrage a pour ambition de décortiquer cette réalité en l'éclairant ici avec des considérations théoriques et là avec des exemples concrets issus de l'expérience de terrain. [less ▲]

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See detailVers une typologie de la réflexivité
Demoulin, Laurent ULg

E-print/Working paper (2012)

Il sera ici question de phénomènes réflexifs qui, au sein d’un texte littéraire, produisent des écarts sensibles et rompent le processus classique de la représentation du réel. Les cas rencontrés sont ... [more ▼]

Il sera ici question de phénomènes réflexifs qui, au sein d’un texte littéraire, produisent des écarts sensibles et rompent le processus classique de la représentation du réel. Les cas rencontrés sont étonnamment divers, tant en ce qui concerne leur structure que les effets produits. C’est pourquoi l’on se propose de les classer en six catégories distinctes : réflexivité autotélique, réflexivité poétique, réflexivité linguistique, réflexivité de l’énonciateur, réflexivité conative et réflexivité référentielle. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Ovo PET Imaging Of A Human Colorectal Carcinoma Model In Chicken Chorioallantoic Membrane
Warnock, Geoffrey ULg; Turtoi, Andrei ULg; Blomme, Arnaud ULg et al

Poster (2012, October)

Aim. The objective of this study was to use in vivo PET/CT imaging as a validation tool for a novel human colorectal carcinoma model being developed in chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM). For this ... [more ▼]

Aim. The objective of this study was to use in vivo PET/CT imaging as a validation tool for a novel human colorectal carcinoma model being developed in chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM). For this initial pilot study a cell line modeling colon cancer was selected and imaged using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). <br />Materials and methods. A window was made in the shell of fertilized chicken eggs and 3x106 SW1222 human colorectal carcinoma cells were implanted at day 10 post-fertilization. On day 17 the shell window was enlarged to allow direct injection of FDG (12.2 ± 4.5 MBq/egg) into a CAM blood vessel. During injection the egg was warmed on a heating pad. A mixture of ketamine/medetomidine (50 :1 mg/ml, 0.2 ml/egg) was injected into the albumin in some eggs to assess the effect of anesthesia. After FDG injection the egg was returned to the incubator for a 45 min uptake period before imaging. Imaging was performed on a Siemens Focus 120 microPET with structural CT on a General Electric eXplore CT120. A Minerve cell system allowed reproducible positioning between modalities. PET data was acquired in list mode before histogramming into a single 10 min frame for reconstruction using a 3D maximum a posteriori (MAP) method with all corrections except scatter. A standard 100 µm (theoretical) image resolution protocol (70 kV, 50 mA, 32 ms, 220 views) was used to obtain structural CT data. Image coregistration was performed in PMOD version 3.3. In a separate egg, the influence of added contrast on the CT data was investigated by adding iodinated contrast agent (Iobitridol 35 mgI/ml) to the albumin. <br />Results. FDG uptake was clear in chick and tumor, with notably high uptake at the major joints. Tumors were identified by localization of FDG uptake on the surface of the CAM. A lack of soft tissue contrast between tumor, CAM and albumin made precise structural identification of the tumor difficult. Anesthesia was crucial to image quality in both PET and CT. CT contrast between the soft tissues of the chick and surrounding albumin/structures was improved by addition of contrast agent. <br />Conclusion. For the first time we demonstrate successful imaging of FDG uptake in a human colorectal carcinoma chicken CAM model in ovo. Methods to improve structural data are under investigation and will be used in further studies. With such improvement, this model could be of great value to PET oncology imaging. [less ▲]

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See detailA review of dietary and non-dietary exposure to bisphenol-A.
Geens, Tinne; Aerts, Dominique; Berthot, Carl et al

in Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association (2012), 50(10), 3725-40

Due to the large number of applications of bisphenol-A (BPA), the human exposure routes are multiple. We aimed to review shortly the food and non-food sources of BPA, and to evaluate their contribution to ... [more ▼]

Due to the large number of applications of bisphenol-A (BPA), the human exposure routes are multiple. We aimed to review shortly the food and non-food sources of BPA, and to evaluate their contribution to the human exposure. Food sources discussed here include epoxy resins, polycarbonate and other applications, such as paperboard and polyvinylchloride materials. Among the non-food sources, exposures through dust, thermal paper, dental materials, and medical devices were summarized. Based on the available data for these exposure sources, it was concluded that the exposure to BPA from non-food sources is generally lower than that from exposure from food by at least one order of magnitude for most studied subgroups. The use of urinary concentrations from biomonitoring studies was evaluated and the back-calculation of BPA intake seems reliable for the overall exposure assessment. In general, the total exposure to BPA is several orders of magnitude lower than the current tolerable daily intake of 50 mug/kg bw/day. Finally, the paper concludes with some critical remarks and recommendations on future human exposure studies to BPA. [less ▲]

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See detailEnseignement des langues étrangères et interculturalité (Cycle de conférences)
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

Scientific conference (2012, October)

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See detailRisk Horizon and Expected Market Returns
Hübner, Georges ULg; Lejeune, Thomas ULg

E-print/Working paper (2012)

The paper proposes an equilibrium asset pricing model that accounts of the incomplete information on returns distribution and investors' preferences. Only moments up to order four of unknown unconditional ... [more ▼]

The paper proposes an equilibrium asset pricing model that accounts of the incomplete information on returns distribution and investors' preferences. Only moments up to order four of unknown unconditional distribution can be observed, and the model does not impose that portfolio diversi fication or moments preference should hold. Using Chebyshev-type of inequalities, an intuitive risk measure (risk horizon) is introduced with reference to the speed of convergence of a security's mean return to its expectations. By an arbitrage argument, this risk measure is related to the horizon of treasury securities in a system of equations that allows the calibration of the model parameters using term structure information. In particular, the expected return on the market portfolio can be endogenously estimated inside this system. The model calibration on U.S. market data provides plausible parameters estimates and interesting cyclical patterns in the time series of the expected return. The empirical relevance of these estimates is examined with tests of statistical and economic predictive ability for stock excess returns. The results provide signi ficant evidence on the added value of the estimates when compared to popular predictors found in the literature (see a.o. Lettau and Ludvigson, 2001; Rapach and Wohar, 2006; Goyal and Welch, 2008). [less ▲]

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