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See detailEffect of mass loss on the driving of g-modes in B supergiant stars
Godart, Mélanie ULg; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2008), 118

MOST has detected p and g-modes in the B supergiant star HD163899. Saio et al. (2006) have explained the driving of g-modes in a post main sequence star by the presence of a convective shell which ... [more ▼]

MOST has detected p and g-modes in the B supergiant star HD163899. Saio et al. (2006) have explained the driving of g-modes in a post main sequence star by the presence of a convective shell which prevents some modes from entering the damping radiative core. We show that this scenario depends on the evolution of the star, with or without mass loss. If the mass loss rate is high enough, the convective shell disappears and all the g-modes are stable. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of maternal transition of long chain PUFA's on fertility, egg quality, hatchability, chick quality, and performance of the progeny
Koppenol, Astrid; Delezie, Evelyne; Wang, Yufeng et al

in Proceedings of the XXIV World's Poultry Congress (2012)

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See detailEffect of maternal transition of long chain PUFA’s on fertility, hatchability, embryonic mortality, chick quality, and performance of the progeny
Koppenol, Astrid; Delezie, Evelyne; Willems, Els et al

in Proceedings of the Meditarranean Poultry Summit of WPSA and 6th Internation Poultry Conference (2012)

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See detailEffect of matrigel on human extravillous trophoblasts differentiation: Modulation of protease pattern gene expression
Tarrade, A.; Goffin, Frédéric ULg; Munaut, Carine ULg et al

in Biology of Reproduction (2002), 67(5), 1628-1637

The human placenta is characterized by extensive trophoblast invasion of the uterus. Indeed, extravillous cytotrophoblast cells invade the. decidua and the upper third of uterine spiral arteries in the ... [more ▼]

The human placenta is characterized by extensive trophoblast invasion of the uterus. Indeed, extravillous cytotrophoblast cells invade the. decidua and the upper third of uterine spiral arteries in the myometrium. This invasion is reflected in situ by the expression of specific markers. In order to study this invasion process, we have established an in vitro culture model of human extravillous trophoblast isolated from first trimester chorionic villi. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a composite matrix, the Matrigel required for the culture of this homogenous population of extravillous trophoblasts (EVCT), on their in vitro differentiation. The effect of Matrigel was studied on different markers characterized by immunocytochemistry and by real-time polymerase chain reaction assay of transcripts. In addition, the expression of 12 different matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors were investigated. We show that human extravillous cytotrophoblasts acquire an invasive phenotype on Matrigel associated with a specific pattern of protease gene expression. This in vitro model will be of interest to study the cellular mechanisms involved in abnormal trophoblast invasion observed in poor placentation and preeclampsia. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of mechanical loading on peri-implant osteogenesis
Vandamme, K.; Naert, Ignace; Geris, Liesbet ULg et al

in proceedings of the 17th annual meeting of the Dutch society for calcium and bone metabolism (2007)

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See detailEffect of mechanical weeding on wild Chamomile populations in winter wheat crop
Jaunard, Delphine ULg; Monty, Arnaud ULg; Henriet, François et al

in Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences (2012, May 22)

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See detailThe effect of melody and technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; Magis, David ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (2014), 39

A previous study highlighted the effect of vocal technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers (1). The intervals' precision between the notes of the tune was altered when the singers used ... [more ▼]

A previous study highlighted the effect of vocal technique on the singing voice accuracy of trained singers (1). The intervals' precision between the notes of the tune was altered when the singers used Western operatic singing technique. In order to better understand these results, we have recorded two different melodies sung with two different vocal techniques. A large panel of trained singers (N = 50) participated in the study. The analytical method described in the reference paper (1) has been applied. The results confirm the effect of vocal technique on the vocal accuracy of trained singers. In addition, these results provide an answer about the melodic effect and guide future work on the perception process of operatic voices. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of melting Antarctic sea ice on the fate of microbial communities studied in microcosms
Lannuzel, D.; Schoenmann, V.; Dumont, I. et al

in Polar Biology (2013), 36(10), 1483-1497

Although algal growth in the iron-deficient Southern Ocean surface waters is generally low, there is considerable evidence that winter sea ice contains high amounts of iron and organic matter leading to ... [more ▼]

Although algal growth in the iron-deficient Southern Ocean surface waters is generally low, there is considerable evidence that winter sea ice contains high amounts of iron and organic matter leading to ice-edge blooms during austral spring. We used field observations and ship-based microcosm experiments to study the effect of the seeding by sea ice microorganisms, and the fertilization by organic matter and iron on the planktonic community at the onset of spring/summer in the Weddell Sea. Pack ice was a major source of autotrophs resulting in a ninefold to 27-fold increase in the sea ice-fertilized seawater microcosm compared to the ice-free seawater microcosm. However, heterotrophs were released in lower numbers (only a 2- to 6-fold increase). Pack ice was also an important source of dissolved organic matter for the planktonic community. Small algae (<10 μm) and bacteria released from melting sea ice were able to thrive in seawater. Field observations show that the supply of iron from melting sea ice had occurred well before our arrival onsite, and the supply of iron to the microcosms was therefore low. We finally ran a “sequential melting” experiment to monitor the release of ice constituents in seawater. Brine drainage occurred first and was associated with the release of dissolved elements (salts, dissolved organic carbon and dissolved iron). Particulate organic carbon and particulate iron were released with low-salinity waters at a later stage. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of membrane permeability on survival of hemodialysis patients
Locatelli, Francesco; Martin-Malo, Alejandro; Hannedouche, Thierry et al

in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology [=JASN] (2009), 20

The effect of high-flux hemodialysis membranes on patient survival has not been unequivocally determined. In this prospective, randomized clinical trial, we enrolled 738 incident hemodialysis patients ... [more ▼]

The effect of high-flux hemodialysis membranes on patient survival has not been unequivocally determined. In this prospective, randomized clinical trial, we enrolled 738 incident hemodialysis patients, stratified them by serum albumin 4 and 4 g/dl, and assigned them to either low-flux or high-flux membranes. We followed patients for 3 to 7.5 yr. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed no significant difference between high-flux and low-flux membranes, and a Cox proportional hazards model concurred. Patients with serum albumin 4 g/dl had significantly higher survival rates in the high-flux group compared with the low-flux group (P 0.032). In addition, a secondary analysis revealed that high-flux membranes may significantly improve survival of patients with diabetes. Among those with serum albumin 4 g/dl, slightly different effects among patients with and without diabetes suggested a potential interaction between diabetes status and low serum albumin in the reduction of risk conferred by high-flux membranes. In summary, we did not detect a significant survival benefit with either high-flux or low-flux membranes in the population overall, but the use of high-flux membranes conferred a significant survival benefit among patients with serum albumin 4 g/dl. The apparent survival benefit among patients who have diabetes and are treated with high-flux membranes requires confirmation given the post hoc nature of our analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of metal nanoparticles encapsulated in porous silica on the biphenyl biodegradation by Rhodococcus erythropolis T902.1
Wannoussa, Wissal ULg; Hiligsmann, Serge ULg; Heinrichs, Benoît ULg et al

Poster (2014, May 01)

Biphenyl is stable and highly hydrophobic, thus having a low availability for degrading microorganisms, which need an aqueous environment for their growth. As a consequence, bioremediation processes are ... [more ▼]

Biphenyl is stable and highly hydrophobic, thus having a low availability for degrading microorganisms, which need an aqueous environment for their growth. As a consequence, bioremediation processes are very limited. However, a few studies showed that using a low metal concentration accelerates the biodegradation of pollutants (Yeom and Yoo1997). Nanoparticles are considered as a new generation of compounds to improve environmental remediation and biological processes (Beckers et al. 2013; Zhang 2003). This paper investigated the enhancement effect of nanometre-sized metallic Cu, Ag, Pd or Co, on the biphenyl biodegradation by Rhodococcus erythropolis T902.1. Have been synthesized by a sol–gel process (Lambert et al. 2004). These nanoparticles (NP) of about 2–3 nm were encapsulated in porous silica (SiO2) and were added at low concentration (10-4M) in the M284 minimal medium with 500 ppm biphenyl as source of carbon and energy. The cultures containing Pd or Co produced 30% more biphenyl degraded with a higher Rhodococcus growth than those without NP (positive control) or with silica particles only. On the contrary, the presence of 10-4 M Cu or Ag nanoparticles showed an inhibitory effect on bacterial growth and biphenyl degradation compared to the positive. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of methionine supplementation in the fattening diet of Belgian Blue double muscled cull cows
Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Cremer, Véronique; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Book of abstracts of the 51st Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (2000)

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See detailEffect of methylated-b-cyclodextrin on the skin and influence on cyproterone acetate percutaneous absorption
Henry de Hassonville, Sandrine; Christiaens, Benoit; Piel, Géraldine ULg et al

Poster (2004, May)

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See detailThe effect of micro-motion on the tissue response around immediately loaded roughened titanium implants in the rabbit.
Vandamme, Katleen; Naert, Ignace; Geris, Liesbet ULg et al

in European Journal of Oral Sciences (2007), 115(1), 21-9

Initial osteogenesis at the implant interface is, to a great extent, determined by the implant surface characteristics and the interfacial loading conditions. The present study investigated the effect of ... [more ▼]

Initial osteogenesis at the implant interface is, to a great extent, determined by the implant surface characteristics and the interfacial loading conditions. The present study investigated the effect of various degrees of relative movement on the tissue differentiation around a roughened screw-shaped immediately loaded implant. Repeated-sampling bone chambers were installed in the tibia of 10 rabbits. In each of the chambers, three experiments were performed by inducing 0 (control), 30, and 90 microm implant displacement for 9 wk. A linear mixed model and a logistic mixed model with alpha = 5% determined statistical significance. Tissue filling of the bone chamber was similar for the three test conditions. The bone area fraction was significantly higher for 90 microm implant displacement compared with no displacement. A significantly higher fraction of bone trabeculae was found for 30 and 90 microm implant displacement compared with the unloaded situation. The incidence of osteoid-to-implant and bone-to-implant contact was significantly higher for 90 microm implant displacement compared with 30 and 0 microm implant displacement. Significantly more osteoid in contact with the implant was found for the loaded conditions compared with no loading. Well-controlled micro-motion positively influenced bone formation at the interface of a roughened implant. An improved bone reaction was detected with increasing micro-motion. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of micromotion on tissues surrounding immediately loaded implants
Duyck, Joke; Vandamme, Katleen; Geris, Liesbet ULg et al

in Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering (2005), 8(S1), 93-94

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See detailEffect of microstructural transformation on the creep resistance of Zn-Al-Cu alloys
Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Terziev, Luben

in Proceedings of Trinocular Joint Meeting on Electron Microscopy (1995)

This paper illustrates the modification of the structure induced by creep treatments. The aim of this study is to compare the evolution of the structure after creep tests on samples treated at 100°C and ... [more ▼]

This paper illustrates the modification of the structure induced by creep treatments. The aim of this study is to compare the evolution of the structure after creep tests on samples treated at 100°C and 250°C. Creep tests have been carried out at 120°C with a tensile stress of 40 MPa and at 20°C with a tensile stress of 100 MPa. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of milk recording schemes on milk and milk components genetic parameters in Luxembourg
Arnould, Valérie ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Soyeurt, Hélène ULg

Conference (2012, July 18)

A particularity of the Luxembourg milk recording is the use of different schemes. Two principal schemes are applied: the scheme “S” applied on 69.1% of the total herds (n=712) and consisting in one ... [more ▼]

A particularity of the Luxembourg milk recording is the use of different schemes. Two principal schemes are applied: the scheme “S” applied on 69.1% of the total herds (n=712) and consisting in one proportionate sample of all daily milkings, and the scheme “T” (21.6% of the total herds) which consists in one sample of only one milking (morning or evening milking) (and alternating milking time from month to month). The problematic is that application of different schemes could influence the milk components (protein and fat yield) and the milk fat components (saturated and unsaturated groups of fatty acids) genetic parameters estimation and to prevent all comparisons between dairy population under different milk recording schemes. A total of 47,613 and 44,833 test-day records were obtained, respectively for schemes “S” and “T” from Holstein cows in first lactation in Luxembourg dairy herds. The used model included as fixed effects: herd x date of test, class of age, and month x year. Random effects were permanent environmental, additive genetics, and residual effects. The main objective of this work is to study the effect the choice of milk recording schemes (“S” or “T” schemes) on milk yield and milk components genetic parameters. A solution could be to add a fixed effect taking in account the milking time. The second objective is to study the effect of milking time (morning or evening) on genetic parameters estimated in the case of scheme “T”. According to the results, genetic parameters were statistically different between the schemes “S” and “T” for milk yield (P value < 0.0001). Further, the classifications of bulls according to their breeding values were very different when values were estimated on basis of scheme “S” or “T” (Spearman correlation value of 0.51 for milk yield for example). In conclusion, using several milk recording schemes do not allow any comparison of genetic parameters between dairy cattle’s. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of minerals salts in fermentation process using mango residues as carbon source for bioethanol production
Somda, M.; Savadogo, A.; Barro, N. et al

in Asian Journal of Industrial Engineering (2011), 3(1), 29-38

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See detailEffect of minimal defects in periodic cellular solids
Ruffoni, Davide ULg; Dunlop, John William Chapman; Fratzl, Peter et al

in PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE (2010), 90(13), 1807-1818

We study the relationship between the geometry of a point defect and the spatial distribution of the strain energy in an otherwise regular two-dimensional cellular solid. Sites of concentrated strain ... [more ▼]

We study the relationship between the geometry of a point defect and the spatial distribution of the strain energy in an otherwise regular two-dimensional cellular solid. Sites of concentrated strain energy are potential sites for failure initiation in the cellular solid. For simplicity, a hexagonal honeycomb structure is chosen for our analysis. In our description, the basic building block of the honeycomb is not a beam, but rather a three-armed ojointo, with the three beams meeting at a junction point. A minimal defect is introduced in an otherwise regular hexagonal honeycomb by exchanging one joint of the regular honeycomb with a joint of varying geometry. Finite element methods and micromechanical models are used to calculate the spatial distribution of the strain energy density (SED). Two different scenarios are found depending on the external loading. For hydrostatic loading, the SED is concentrated in the defect. Uniaxial loading resulted in intricate distribution of the SED, with its highest values not in the defect but in the nearer environment of the defect. The study demonstrates the complexity of SED patterns occurring around defects, which change their characteristics depending on the loading conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of misalignment on pull-off test results: numerical and experimental assessments
Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît; Garbacz, Andrzej et al

in ACI Materials Journal (2014), 111(2), 153-162

The successful application of a concrete repair system is often evaluated through pull-off testing. For such in-situ quality control (QC) testing, the inherent risk of misalignment might affect the ... [more ▼]

The successful application of a concrete repair system is often evaluated through pull-off testing. For such in-situ quality control (QC) testing, the inherent risk of misalignment might affect the recorded value and eventually make a difference in the acceptance of the work. So far, the issue of eccentricity in pull-off testing has been ignored in field practice, because it is seen as an academic issue. This paper presents the results of a project intended to quantify the effect of misalignment on pull-off tensile strength evaluation and provide a basis for improving QC specifications if necessary. The test program consisted first in an analytical evaluation of the problem through 2-D FEM simulations and, in a second phase, in laboratory experiments in which the test variables were the misalignment angle (0°, 2° and 4°) and the coring depth (15 mm [1.18 in.], 30 mm [2.36 in.]). It was found that calculations provide a conservative but realistic lower bound limit for evaluation the influence of misalignment upon pull-off test results: a 2° misalignment can be expect to yield a pull-off strength reduction of 7 to 9 % respectively for 15-mm [1.18-in.] and 30-mm [2.36-in.] coring depths, and the corresponding decrease resulting from a 4° misalignment reach between 13 and 16%; From a practical standpoint, the results generated in this study indicate that when specifying a pull-off strength limit in the field, the value should be increased (probable order of magnitude: 15%) to take into account the potential reduction due to testing misalignment. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of moisture uptake on amorphous inulin properties.
Ronkart, Sébastien; Paquot, Michel ULg; Fougnies, C. et al

Poster (2007, October 11)

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