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See detailBridging national and reference definitions for harmonizing forest statistics
Stahl, Göran; Cienciala, Emil; Chirici, Gherardo et al

in Forest Science (2012), 58(3), 214-223

Harmonization is the process of making information and estimates comparable across administrative borders. The degree to which harmonization succeeds depends on many factors, including the conciseness of ... [more ▼]

Harmonization is the process of making information and estimates comparable across administrative borders. The degree to which harmonization succeeds depends on many factors, including the conciseness of the definitions, the availability and quality of data, and the methods used toconvert an estimate according to a local definition to an estimate according to the reference definition. Harmonization requires the availability and use of common reference definitions and methods for converting from estimates based on national definitions to estimates based on reference definitions. This article focuses on conversion methods, which are characterized as « bridges » because they can be seen as a means of crossing from islands of local definitions to the mainland of a reference definition. A structured approach is proposed for constructing bridges of three kinds : reductive, neutral, and expansive bridges. A hierarchical decision tree is presented to guide users and to summarize the propositions and case examples with different types of bridges to illustrate the concepts. Although the article addresses harmonization of forest information, the results are relevant for harmonizing a broad variety of area statistics. [less ▲]

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See detailCardiovascular modelling and the Intensive Care Unit clinician
Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailPapa n'est pas mort! Clinique des séparations et perspectives de spéciation des familles divorçantes.
Bullens, Quentin ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

in Thérapie Familiale (2012), 33(2), 123-136

When they consult in the context of difficulties in separating, families left first to see what they have lost. Therefore, referring to existing models, the systemic approach often read these difficulties ... [more ▼]

When they consult in the context of difficulties in separating, families left first to see what they have lost. Therefore, referring to existing models, the systemic approach often read these difficulties by the way of grieving. But separated families have shown us they can’t be reduced neither to their losses neither to the actual clinical models. Their complexity leads us to think of new explanatory models and new clinical applications. That’s what we wanted to do in the present paper. [less ▲]

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See detailValley downcutting in the Ardennes (W Europe): Interplay between tectonically triggered regressive erosion and climatic cyclicity
Demoulin, Alain ULg; Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Rixhon, Gilles ULg et al

in Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw (2012), 91(1-2), 79-90

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See detailMultimodal evaluation of gait and stride dynamics in relapsing and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
Belachew, Shibeshih ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg; PHAN BA, Remy ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Belgian Royal Academies of Medicine (2012), 1

Ambulation measures are being increasingly recognized as highly relevant to the quantification of multiple sclerosis (MS) severity and response to treatment. Feet paths are highly informative for gait ... [more ▼]

Ambulation measures are being increasingly recognized as highly relevant to the quantification of multiple sclerosis (MS) severity and response to treatment. Feet paths are highly informative for gait analysis and we have recently designed a new system, which captures the position of the feet in real time. We use several range laser scanners (RLS) to analyze a horizontal slice of the scene in which each foot is considered as a point, and the vertical movements are ignored. Neat ambulation measures may be easily extracted such as walking speed, distance between feet over time, swing phase duration, and gait asymmetry in specific settings of walking recommendations. Our RLS platform is much cheaper than existing sensor-based and motion capture systems and may be more convenient for the development of multicentric clinical trials settings since patients can be easily and rapidly assessed without tags or sensors in the hallway of an outpatient clinic. We use 4 BEA LZR-i100 RLS arranged in a corridor of at least 10m long and 4m width, devoid of obstacle. The scanned plane is chosen to be located at 15 cm above the floor, which is right above the tibio-tarsal joint of the ankle in a barefoot configuration for adult individuals in stance phase. We expect further studies to validate and empower the meaning of non-intrusive RLS-derived gait measures that should pave the ground for major improvements in the way we will assess the efficacy of disease-modifying treatments (DMTs), physical therapy and symptomatic interventions on walking impairment, ataxia and fatigability in MS. RLS-derived gait measures may also reveal to be crucial in the near future for the development of treatments that would specifically target progressive forms of MS. [less ▲]

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See detailDossier de documentation 2012-2013 : les entreprises publiques locales
Durviaux, Ann-Lawrence ULg

Learning material (2012)

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See detailMaximal entropy multivariate analysis
Remacle, Françoise ULg; Arumugam, Rameshkumar; Levine, R. D.

in Molecular Physics (2012), 110

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See detailEvaluation de l’atteinte motoneuronale dans la sclérose latérale amyotrophique par la technique MUNE
WANG, François-Charles ULg; Le Forestier, Nadine; Bouche, Pierre

in POUGET, Jean; ATTARIAN, Shahram (Eds.) ENMG 2012 (2012)

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See detailEssays on the complex relationships between Innovation and Performance in service firms, with particular reference to financial services: An intellectual capital perspective
Mention, Anne-Laure ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

Service sector firms have long been neglected in innovation studies despite their increasing importance for economy. However, recent research has revealed that service firms do innovate although they ... [more ▼]

Service sector firms have long been neglected in innovation studies despite their increasing importance for economy. However, recent research has revealed that service firms do innovate although they follow distinct paths and reach different outcomes than those of the manufacturing sector. Measuring the effects of innovation on performance has thus become an essential concern for both policy‐makers and business leaders. This dissertation specifically contributes to the current debate on the effects of innovation on performance at firm‐level in the service sector by shedding more light on the characteristics of these complex relationships and by defining its underlying mechanisms. For these purposes, an intellectual capital perspective is adopted. This dissertation first takes a broad sector approach to services, focusing on potentially innovative core service activities, and relying on the concept of relational capital, it explores the most commonly reported feature of innovation in services, which is the openness of the innovation process. As prior research indicates that there is a diversity of innovation patterns in services, the dissertation then concentrates on financial service firms. Besides their own significance, financial firms play a critical role in the proper functioning of the entire economy. Focusing on this specific industry, the dissertation further delineates the innovation process into its constitutive elements, referring to human, structural and relational capital concepts. The setting for most of the empirical studies is Luxembourg, which allows benefitting from the peculiarities of this small, open, international but highly innovative economy dominated by service firms. This dissertation mainly concludes that adopting an open strategy for innovation activities brings differentiated results according to the partners involved, with some contrast observed between market, science and competitor co‐operation. When examining how resources mobilized in the innovation process interact to affect performance in financial services, the dominant role of relational capital emerges. Furthermore, the examination unveils the interaction effects between the constitutive elements of intellectual capital and confirms the importance of the orientation towards innovation, in its various facets, in financial firms. Overall, this dissertation shows that adopting an intellectual capital perspective to understand the innovation process, to reveal its main ingredients and to disentangle its effects on performance can be insightful. [less ▲]

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See detailSaturn night-­‐side variability
Pryor, W.; Gustin, Jacques ULg; Holsclaw, G. et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailMesoporosity of Zeolite Y – 3D Quantitative Study by Image Analysis of Electron Tomograms
Zecevic, Jovana; Gommes, Cédric ULg; friedrich, Heiner et al

in Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) (2012), 51

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See detailNumerical Analysis of the Passive Heating of Building integrated Phase Change Materials
Faraji, M.; Najam, M.; El Alami, M. et al

in ECCOMAS Special Interest Conference Numerical Heat Transfer 2012 (2012)

In order to explore numerically the capability of solid-liquid phase change material (PCM) for heating indoor applications, melting of phase change material (PCM) was studied. The roof of the enclosure is ... [more ▼]

In order to explore numerically the capability of solid-liquid phase change material (PCM) for heating indoor applications, melting of phase change material (PCM) was studied. The roof of the enclosure is filled with PCM (Hydrate salts PCM with melting temperature, Tmelt = Tcomfort =22 °C) on which are inserted heat pipes coming from the solar collector (heat source). The oom vertical walls are adiabatic. The power transferred from solar collector by water is fully dissipated in a PCM that filled a slab. The advantage of using this heating strategy is that the PCMs are able to store a high amount of heat generated by the solar collector and the sun rising on the slab without acting the HVAC system. Numerical investigations, based on a dynamic simulation, were conducted in order to analyze the thermal performance of the proposed system. It was found that, due to the PCM layer, there are less temperature fluctuations and comfortable leaving conditions are satisfied. The use of the HVACs systems will be remarkably reduced during January in Casablanca Morocco. [less ▲]

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See detailPreventive Antimigraine Drugs
Silberstein, SD; Latsko, M; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Fernandez-de-las-Penas, C; Chaitow, L; Schoenen, Jean (Eds.) Multidisciplinary Management of Migraine (2012)

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See detailAbstract book - XIV European Congress of Ichthyology
Poncin, Pascal ULg; Parmentier, Eric ULg

Book published by ULg (2012)

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See detailAn improved protocol for efficient engraftment in NOD/LTSZ-SCIDIL-2Rgammanull mice allows HIV replication and development of anti-HIV immune responses.
Singh, Maneesh; Singh, Pratibha; Gaudray, Gilles et al

in PloS one (2012), 7(6), 38491

Cord blood hematopoietic progenitor cells (CB-HPCs) transplanted immunodeficient NOD/LtsZ-scidIL2Rgamma(null) (NSG) and NOD/SCID/IL2Rgamma(null) (NOG) mice need efficient human cell engraftment for long ... [more ▼]

Cord blood hematopoietic progenitor cells (CB-HPCs) transplanted immunodeficient NOD/LtsZ-scidIL2Rgamma(null) (NSG) and NOD/SCID/IL2Rgamma(null) (NOG) mice need efficient human cell engraftment for long-term HIV-1 replication studies. Total body irradiation (TBI) is a classical myeloablation regimen used to improve engraftment levels of human cells in these humanized mice. Some recent reports suggest the use of busulfan as a myeloablation regimen to transplant HPCs in neonatal and adult NSG mice. In the present study, we further ameliorated the busulfan myeloablation regimen with fresh CB-CD34+cell transplantation in 3-4 week old NSG mice. In this CB-CD34+transplanted NSG mice engraftment efficiency of human CD45+cell is over 90% in peripheral blood. Optimal engraftment promoted early and increased CD3+T cell levels, with better lymphoid tissue development and prolonged human cell chimerism over 300 days. These humanized NSG mice have shown long-lasting viremia after HIV-1JRCSF and HIV-1Bal inoculation through intravenous and rectal routes. We also saw a gradual decline of the CD4+T cell count, widespread immune activation, up-regulation of inflammation marker and microbial translocation after HIV-1 infection. Humanized NSG mice reconstituted according to our new protocol produced, moderate cellular and humoral immune responses to HIV-1 postinfection. We believe that NSG mice reconstituted according to our easy to use protocol will provide a better in vivo model for HIV-1 replication and anti-HIV-1 therapy trials. [less ▲]

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See detailLes Manuscrits ZER des Mille et une Nuits : le point sur leur support
Franssen, Elise ULg

in Cherpion, Nadine; Cannuyer, Christian (Eds.) Regards sur l'Orientalisme belge, suivis d'études égyptologiques et orientales (2012)

The Arabian Nights are universally, but only superficially known. The historical editions present an altered text, only the manuscripts being faithful to it. Amazingly enough, these are not much studied ... [more ▼]

The Arabian Nights are universally, but only superficially known. The historical editions present an altered text, only the manuscripts being faithful to it. Amazingly enough, these are not much studied. My research deals with a group of manuscripts of the Arabian Nights, the so-called ZER (« Zotenberg’s Egyptian Recension »), supposedly dating to the end of the 18th or the beginning of the 19th century. I am both interested in the text (its structure, level of language, contents) and in the manuscripts themselves, considering them through a multidisciplinary approach. The first part of my research is a thorough codicological analysis of each manuscript of the group. Its results improve our knowledge of the manuscripts (among others, of the date of their copy) and of the text. A concrete example is given here, with the study of various watermarks found in the papers of the manuscripts. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing the environmental potential of carbon dioxide utilization: A graphical targeting approach
Dumont, Marie-Noëlle ULg; der Assen, Niklas Von; Sternberg, André et al

in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (2012)

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See detailDe quelques causes d'extinction d'un contrat de vente d'immeuble et de leurs conséquences fiscales
Douny, Raphaël ULg; Gustin, Manuel ULg; Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Vente immobilière: la phase préalable et ses écueils. Actes du colloque du 26 avril 2012 organisé par le "Guide de droit immobilier" et la Chambre de Conciliation, d'Arbitrage et de Médiation en matière Immobilière (2012)

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See detailLivres et lecture des origines au XVIIIe siècle
Opsomer, Carmélia ULg

in Demoulin, Bruno (Ed.) Histoire culturelle de la Wallonie (2012)

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