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See detailUnderstanding of the Venus upper atmosphere dynamics with O2(a1 ) Venus Express observations
Soret, Lauriane ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Piccioni, Giuseppe et al

Poster (2012, April)

The O2(a1 ) nightglow emission at 1.27 m may be used as a tracer of the dynamics prevailing in the Venusian upper mesosphere. This emission has thus been observed with ground-based telescopes and from ... [more ▼]

The O2(a1 ) nightglow emission at 1.27 m may be used as a tracer of the dynamics prevailing in the Venusian upper mesosphere. This emission has thus been observed with ground-based telescopes and from space with instruments such as VIRTIS on board Venus Express. Observations have shown that the emission maximum is statistically located close to the antisolar point at 96 km. As originally suggested by Connes et al. (1979), such an emission results from the production of oxygen atoms on the Venus dayside by photodissociation and electron impact dissociation of CO2 and CO, which are then transported to the nightside by the subsolar to antisolar general circulation, where they recombine to create excited O2(a1 ) molecules. Their radiative deexcitation produces the O2(a1 ) nightglow with a maximum near the antisolar point. However, VIRTIS observations indicate that the O2(a1 ) nightglow emission is highly variable, both in intensity and location. Actually, when considering individual observations, the patch of bright emission is rarely located at the antisolar point and the brighter area around this point is the result of statics accumulation. Also, when considering several individual observations acquired in a short period of time, it is possible to follow an individual emission patch and to deduce its displacement and its brightness variation due to activation or deactivation. In this study, we analyze several sequences of VIRTIS observations in order to understand the Venus upper mesosphere dynamics.We show that the intensity can vary by several megaRayleighs in a couple of hours with effective lifetimes on the order of several hours. The horizontal motion of the spots leads to the conclusion that winds in the 95-100 km region are in the range of 25 to 150 m s-1, in good agreement with the study by Hueso et al. (2008). [less ▲]

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See detailMotor fatigue measurement by distance-induced slow down of walking speed in multiple sclerosis
PHAN BA, Remy ULg; CALAY, Philippe ULg; GRODENT, Patrick ULg et al

in PLoS ONE (2012), 7(4), 34744

Background: Motor fatigue and ambulation impairment are prominent clinical features of people with multiple sclerosis (pMS). We hypothesized that a multimodal and comparative assessment of walking speed ... [more ▼]

Background: Motor fatigue and ambulation impairment are prominent clinical features of people with multiple sclerosis (pMS). We hypothesized that a multimodal and comparative assessment of walking speed on short and long distance would allow a better delineation and quantification of gait fatigability in pMS. Objectives: To compare 4 walking paradigms: the timed 25-foot walk (T25FW), a corrected version of the T25FW with dynamic start (T25FW+), the timed 100-meter walk (T100MW) and the timed 500-meter walk (T500MW). Methods: Thirty controls and 81 pMS performed the 4 walking tests in a single study visit. Results: The 4 walking tests were performed with a slower WS in pMS compared to controls even in subgroups with minimal disability. The finishing speed of the last 100-meter of the T500MW was the slowest measurable WS whereas the T25FW+ provided the fastest measurable WS. The ratio between such slowest and fastest WS (Deceleration Index, DI) was significantly lower only in pMS with EDSS 4.0-6.0, a pyramidal or cerebellar functional system score reaching 3 or a maximum reported walking distance !4000m. Conclusion: The motor fatigue which triggers gait deceleration over a sustained effort in pMS can be measured by the WS ratio between performances on a very short distance and the finishing pace on a longer more demanding task. The absolute walking speed is abnormal early in MS whatever the distance of effort when patients are unaware of ambulation impairment. In contrast, the DI-measured ambulation fatigability appears to take place later in the disease course. [less ▲]

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See detailInorganic carbon dynamics in coastal arctic sea ice and related air-ice CO2 exchanges
Geilfus, Nicolas-Xavier ULg; Tison, J.-L.; Carnat, G. et al

Poster (2012, April)

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See detail"Les testaments"
Moreau, Pierre ULg

in Chroniques notariales, vol. 55 (2012)

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See detailExpression of specific pathways in the inflamed synovial membrane of osteoarthritis patient: Identification of new potential key intermediates
Lambert, Cécile ULg; Dubuc, Jean-Emile; Hennuy, Benoît ULg et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2012, April), 20(Supplement 1), 56

Purpose: Synovitis is a key factor in osteoarthritis (OA) pathophysiology, contributing to both patient symptoms and disease progression. In this study, using an original methodology comparing normal ... [more ▼]

Purpose: Synovitis is a key factor in osteoarthritis (OA) pathophysiology, contributing to both patient symptoms and disease progression. In this study, using an original methodology comparing normal/reactive (N/R) and inflammatory (I) synovial membranes zones, we investigated the gene expression profiles of synovial cells from these areas and identified differentially regulated pathways. <br />Methods: Synovial cells (SC) were isolated from OA synovial specimens obtained from 12 patients undergoing knee replacement. The inflammatory status of the synovial membrane was characterized by the surgeon according to macroscopic criteria including the synovial vascularization, the villi formation and the hypertrophic aspect of the tissue. At the surgery time, the synovial membrane was dissected and biopsies from N/R and I areas cultured separately for a period of 7 days. Total RNA was extracted using the RNeasy Mini Kit. RNA purity and quality were evaluated using the Experion RNA StdSens Analysis kit (Bio-rad Laboratories). Gene expression profiling between N/R and I areas was performed using Illumina’s multi-sample format Human HT-12 BeadChip (Illumina Inc.). Differential analysis was performed with the BRB array tools software. Class Comparison test between N/R and I areas was based on paired t-test where N/R and I were paired for each patient. The biological relevance of up- and down-regulated genes was analyses with Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (Ingenuity® Systems). Western blot was performed to confirm certain intermediate expression. <br />Results: From among 47000 probes, 17500 were filtered out. Probes with a p-value below than 0.005 were chosen and classified as up- or down-regulated ones. By this way, 896 differentially expressed genes between N/R and I zones were identified. Among these, 576 genes were upregulated (I/NR > 1.5) and 320 downregulated (I/NR < 0.75). With Ingenuity Pathways Analysis, a significant number of the top ranking differentially expressed genes were identified as inflammatory, Wnt and angiogenic pathways. Interleukin (IL)-6 and -8, chemokines (CXCL1, CXCL2, CXCL5, CXCL6, CXCL16) and arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5) were identified as the most upregulated in I zones in the inflammatory pathway. Interestingly, the alarmin S100A9 was found strongly upregulated in this pathway. Wnt5A and LRP (Low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein) 5 were upregulated whereas FZD (Frizzled homolog) 2 and DKK (dickkopf homolog) 3 were downregulated in the Wnt signaling pathway. Finally, stanniocalcin (STC)-1, an intermediate in angiogenesis was identified as the most upregulated gene in I zones compared to N/R zones. This difference of expression was confirmed at the protein level. <br />Conclusions: Using a unique culture system, this study is the first to identify different expression pattern between two areas of synovial membrane from the same OA patient. These differences concern several key pathways involved in OA pathogenesis, i.e. inflammation, Wnt and angiogenesis. This analysis also provided interesting information regarding new potent intermediates as S100A9 and STC-1. They could be potential targets for chondroitin sulfate, one of the most used molecules in the management of OA. New experiments are being perfomed at the moment to elucidate the potential effect of this molecule on these specific differentially expressed genes in the same culture system. [less ▲]

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See detailhe influence of transformational leadership on commitment: New underlying processes
Marique, Géraldine; Stinglhamber, Florence; Hanin, Dorothée et al

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailToward a Taxonomy of Key Success Factors for SME’s in a Changing Environment : the case of the Luxury Industry
Riguelle, France ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in Proceedings of the The 12th IAMB Conference (2012, April)

This paper aims at proposing a synthetic taxonomy of key success factors (KSF) for SME's in the luxury industry. Both typologies of KSF for SME's in overall on the one hand, and for companies of the ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at proposing a synthetic taxonomy of key success factors (KSF) for SME's in the luxury industry. Both typologies of KSF for SME's in overall on the one hand, and for companies of the luxury industry on the other hand, constructed on a basis of a critical literature review regarding the two domains concerned (SME's performance management and performance management of companies of the luxury industry) are gathered to propose a single synthetic taxonomy of KSF for SME's of the luxury industry. [less ▲]

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See detailL’homme de lettres en personnage générique. La ‘‘sociologie-fiction’’ des Physiologies
Stienon, Valérie ULg

in Dozo, Björn-Olav; Glinoer, Anthony; Lacroix, Michel (Eds.) Imaginaires de la vie littéraire. Fiction, figuration, configuration (2012)

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See detailMechanical Ventilation During Anaesthesia: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications
Dresse, Caroline; JORIS, Jean ULg; HANS, Grégory ULg

in Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (2012), 2(2), 71-75

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See detailHumidity 3D field comparisons between GNSS tomography, IASI satellite observations and ALARO model
Brenot, Hugues; Champollion, Cedric; Deckmyn, Alex et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2012, April), 14

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See detailSoutien du niveau intermediaire au district sanitaire urbain a Kinshasa (1995-2005), RD Congo.
Kahindo Mbeva, Jean-Bosco; Schirvel, Carole; Karemere, Hermes et al

in Sante publique (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France) (2012), 24 Spec No

As a result of the decentralization of health systems, some countries have introduced intermediate (provincial) levels in their public health system. This paper presents the results of a case study ... [more ▼]

As a result of the decentralization of health systems, some countries have introduced intermediate (provincial) levels in their public health system. This paper presents the results of a case study conducted in Kinshasa on health system decentralization. The study identified a shift from a focus on regulation compliance assessment to an emphasis on health system coordination and health district support. It also highlighted the emergence of a?managerial (as opposed to a bureaucratic) approach to health district support. The performance of health districts in terms of health care coverage and health service use were also found to have improved. The results highlight the importance of intermediate levels in?the health care system and the value of a more organic and managerial rationality in supporting health districts faced with the complexity of urban environments and the integration of specialized multi-partner programs and interventions. [less ▲]

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See detailVulgariser et distinguer. Stratégies médiatiques autour du discours théorique
Provenzano, François ULg

in Discours et la Langue (Le) (2012), 2(2), 199-209

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See detailAllergenic properties of the house dust mite protease Der p 3
Bouaziz, Ahlem ULg

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailTwo distinct origins of long-term learning effects in verbal short-term memory?
Majerus, Steve ULg; Oberauer, K.

Conference (2012, April)

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See detailMathémagie 2
Rigo, Michel ULg

Speech/Talk (2012)

Nous présentons ici des tours de magie ne nécessitant aucune habileté particulière de la part de l'apprenti magicien : des tours de cartes, des tours de divination etc. Contrairement au magicien qui ne ... [more ▼]

Nous présentons ici des tours de magie ne nécessitant aucune habileté particulière de la part de l'apprenti magicien : des tours de cartes, des tours de divination etc. Contrairement au magicien qui ne dévoile jamais ses secrets, ici, nous expliquons que ces tours reposent sur diverses propriétés et constructions mathématiques (décomposition d'une permutation en produit de cycle, suites linéaires récurrentes, ...). Il y en aura donc pour tous les goûts... et tous les niveaux. Dans la mesure du possible, nous présenterons de "nouveaux" tours qui n'auraient pas déjà été dévoilés dans un exposé précédent. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformances bioéconomiques des poulettes alimentées avec des rations à base de feuilles séchées de manioc (Manihot esculenta)
HOUNDONOUGBO, M. Frédéric; CHRYSOSTOME, C.A.A.M.Christophe; Houndonougbo, Pascal ULg

in International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (2012), 6(2), 670-676

L’efficience des rations alimentaires à base de feuilles séchées de manioc doux a été évaluée en alimentation des poulettes pendant seize semaines. Trois rations contenant 0% (R0), 5% (R5) et 10% (R10) de ... [more ▼]

L’efficience des rations alimentaires à base de feuilles séchées de manioc doux a été évaluée en alimentation des poulettes pendant seize semaines. Trois rations contenant 0% (R0), 5% (R5) et 10% (R10) de feuilles séchées de manioc ont été utilisées pour nourrir 225 poussins d’un jour de souche ISA Brown répartis en groupe de 25 poussins avec trois répétitions par ration. Les gains de poids moyen quotidien (8,5 à 9,2 g/j) et les indices de consommation (IC = 7,0 à 7,58) sont similaires (P > 0,05) pour toutes les rations alimentaires. L’incorporation des feuilles, n’a pas empêché d’atteindre les besoins nutritionnels recommandés aux poulettes. Ainsi, les rations à base de feuilles séchées de manioc, n’ont pas influé sur le taux de mortalité des poulettes. Mais, elles ont permis de réduire significativement (P < 0,05) le coût alimentaire. Par rapport à la ration R0, le coût alimentaire global a baissé de 11,5% et 7,4% respectivement pour les rations R5 et R10. Sur les deux phases expérimentales, les meilleures performances bioéconomiques ont été enregistrées chez les poulettes ayant reçu la ration contenant 5% de feuilles. [less ▲]

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See detailLa dissuasion. Histoire du nucléaire militaire français
Dumoulin, André ULg

in Histoire & Stratégie (2012), (10),

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