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See detailEffect of filler content and size on transport properties of water vapour in PLA/calcium sulfate composites
Gorrasi, Giuliana; Vittoria, Vittoria; Murariu, Marius et al

in Biomacromolecules (2008), 9

Starting from calcium sulfate (gypsum) as fermentation byproduct of lactic acid production process, high performance composites have been produced by melt-blending polylactide (PLA) and -anhydrite II (AII ... [more ▼]

Starting from calcium sulfate (gypsum) as fermentation byproduct of lactic acid production process, high performance composites have been produced by melt-blending polylactide (PLA) and -anhydrite II (AII) filler, i.e., calcium sulfate hemihydrate previously dried at 500 °C. Characterized by attractive properties due to good filler dispersion throughout the polyester matrix and favorable interactions between components, these composites are interesting for potential use as biodegradable rigid packaging. The effect of filler content and mean particle diameter on the barrier properties such as sorption and diffusion to water vapor has been examined and compared to unfilled PLA. Even without additional treatments, the presence of the filler introduced constraints on molecular mobility in the permeable phase of amorphous PLA and the amount of solvent absorbed appears lower in the highly filled composites. Surprisingly, for PLA-30% AII compositions, by addition of filler characterized by high mean particle diameter (e.g., 43 μm) the thermodynamic diffusion parameter, D0, decreased up to 2 orders of magnitude. The dimension of filler particles and their percentage in the continuous polymeric phase seem to be the most important parameters that determine the barrier properties of the PLA-AII composites to water vapor. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of finger tapping frequency on abnormal subthalamic nucleus oscillations in Parkinson’s disease
Stamatakis, Julien; Noirhomme, Quentin ULg; Orban, Jonhatan et al

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See detailEffect of fish oil supplementation in a model of a feline asthma
Kirschvink, N.; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, F. et al

in Acta Physiologica (2008), 192(662 Suppl), 10

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See detailEffect of food intake levels on leptin and IGF-I plasma concentrations in sheep
Archa, Bouchaib; Bister, Jean-Loup; Colinet, Frédéric ULg et al

in Acta Physiologica (2006), 187(Suppl 651), 4

The effect of high (H) or low (L) levels of food intake, during the preceding 51 weeks, on leptin and Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) plasma concentrations in sheep were investigated in groups of 20 ... [more ▼]

The effect of high (H) or low (L) levels of food intake, during the preceding 51 weeks, on leptin and Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) plasma concentrations in sheep were investigated in groups of 20 adult Timahdite (non-lactating, non-pregnant) ewes. Ewes of the two treatments had similar liveweight at the start of study but there was a twofold difference in energy intake. All animals were maintained indoors under natural daylength conditions (33°53'N, 5°32'W). Blood samples were collected monthly and the statistical analyses were performed on leptin and IGF-I levels. The mean leptin plasma concentrations were higher in H ewes than L sheep (3.98±0.97 ng/ml vs 3.34±1.17 ng/ml, P<0.05). For IGF-I, from week 1 to 26, the mean plasma concentrations were higher in H ewes than L sheep (76±28 ng/ml vs 58±21 ng/ml, P<0.01). However, from week 31 to 51, the mean plasma concentrations were similar in both groups (57±24 ng/ml vs 59±25 ng/ml, P>0.05). It was concluded that the food intake levels affect significantly leptin and IGF-I plasma concentrations and consequently may be the link between food intake, body condition and reproductive performances in sheep. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of food on growth and metamorphosis of paedomorphs in Triturus alpestris apuanus
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Archiv für Hydrobiologie (2001), 152(4), 661-670

The effect of food level on growth and metamorphosis of paedomorphs was examined in an experimental replicated design in Triturus alpestris apuanus. Paedomorphosis concerns the retention of larval ... [more ▼]

The effect of food level on growth and metamorphosis of paedomorphs was examined in an experimental replicated design in Triturus alpestris apuanus. Paedomorphosis concerns the retention of larval characteristics in adult individuals. Newts that forgo metamorphosis and then retain gill and gill slits in the adult stage maintain an aquatic life but keep potential for undergoing metamorphosis. Paedomorphs metamorphosed later in treatments with food as a non-limiting factor than in stressful treatments where food was limited. Timing of metamorphosis did not differ between males and females. Food level greatly affected growth rates. These results confirm and extend optimality models that predict paedomorphosis under advantageous aquatic conditions (paedomorph advantage hypothesis) and metamorphosis in stressful aquatic habitats. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of food on ontogenetic pathway switching in paedomorphic Alpine newts
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Poncin, Pascal ULg

Poster (2001)

Paedomorphosis concerns the retention of larval characteristics in adult individuals. Newts that forgo metamorphosis and then retain gill and gill slits in the adult stage maintain an aquatic life but ... [more ▼]

Paedomorphosis concerns the retention of larval characteristics in adult individuals. Newts that forgo metamorphosis and then retain gill and gill slits in the adult stage maintain an aquatic life but keep potential for undergoing metamorphosis. They are thus good biological models to test evolutionary hypotheses predicting ontogenetic pathway switching in unfavourable and stressful environments. They are also interesting targets to understand their maintenance in a large range of habitats. Our aim was then to examine the effect of food level on growth and metamorphosis of paedomorphic Alpine newts Triturus alpestris apuanus (Amphibia, Salamandridae) in an experimental replicated design. Paedomorphs metamorphosed later in treatments with food as a non-limiting factor than in stressful treatments where food was limited. Timing of metamorphosis did not differ between males and females. Food level greatly affected growth rates. These results confirm and extend optimality models that predict paedomorphosis under advantageous aquatic conditions (paedomorph advantage hypothesis) and metamorphosis in stressful aquatic habitats. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of four percent carbon dioxide during the second half of incubation on embryonic development, hatching parameters, and posthatch growth.
Everaert, Nadia ULg; Kamers, B.; Witters, A. et al

in Poultry science (2007), 86(7), 1372-9

In this study, broiler embryos were exposed during the second half of incubation [embryonic day (ED) 10 until ED18] to 4% CO(2). The CO(2) was set to reach 2% on ED11 and 4% from ED12 onward. Two ... [more ▼]

In this study, broiler embryos were exposed during the second half of incubation [embryonic day (ED) 10 until ED18] to 4% CO(2). The CO(2) was set to reach 2% on ED11 and 4% from ED12 onward. Two experiments were conducted with the same setup. Embryo weight was measured and partial pressure of CO(2) and O(2) in the air cell was analyzed at several embryonic ages. Times of internal pipping, external pipping, and hatching were recorded. Chicks were raised until d 7 posthatch. Plasma corticosterone, triiodothyronine, and thyroxine concentrations were determined. Embryonic growth was not retarded and hatchability did not decrease in the CO(2)-incubated group, demonstrating that chicken embryos can tolerate high (4%) concentrations of CO(2) between ED10 and ED18. In the first experiment, partial pressure of CO(2) in the air cell was significantly higher in the CO(2) group on ED11, ED12, ED13, and ED14, but disappeared thereafter. This difference was not observed in the second experiment. A change in the hatching process of the CO(2) group was seen. Relative growths of newly hatched chicks until d 7 posthatch were equal in the CO(2) group and the control group. However, corticosterone and thyroxine concentrations were significantly higher in the CO(2)-incubated chicks on d 7 posthatch. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of freeze-drying and self-ignition process on the microstructural and electrochemical properties of Li4Ti5O12
Jamin, Claire ULg; Traina, Karl; Eskenazi, David ULg et al

in Materials Research Bulletin (2013), 48

Crystalline Li4Ti5O12 is synthesized by a method involving the freeze-drying and self-ignition of a gel prepared from titanium isopropoxide, lithium nitrate and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC). This ... [more ▼]

Crystalline Li4Ti5O12 is synthesized by a method involving the freeze-drying and self-ignition of a gel prepared from titanium isopropoxide, lithium nitrate and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC). This synthesis route yields crystalline Li4Ti5O12 particles after calcination at 800°C for 2 h. In an alternative route, addition of ammonium nitrate shifts the self-ignition mode from wave-like propagation to simultaneous. Powders with different microstructures are thereby obtained. Electrochemical characterization shows that the best results for Li+ intercalation/desintercalation are obtained for the powder prepared without ammonium nitrate addition. These results highlight the necessity for a control of the self-ignition mode to obtain adequate properties. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of friction in a toy model of granular compaction
Ludewig, François ULg; Dorbolo, Stéphane ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg

in Physical Review E (2004), 70(5, Pt 1), 51304

A toy model of granular compaction which includes some resistance due to granular arches is proposed. In this model, the solid/solid friction of contacting grains is a key parameter and a slipping ... [more ▼]

A toy model of granular compaction which includes some resistance due to granular arches is proposed. In this model, the solid/solid friction of contacting grains is a key parameter and a slipping threshold omega(c) is defined. Realistic compaction behaviors have been obtained. Two regimes separated by a critical point omega(c)* of the slipping threshold have been emphasized: (i) a slow compaction with lots of paralyzed regions and (ii) an inverse logarithmic dynamics with a power-law scaling of grain mobility. Below the critical point omega(c)*, the physical properties of this frozen system become independent of omega(c). Above the critical point omega(c)*-i.e., for low friction values-the packing properties behave as described by the classical Janssen theory for silos. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of fruit age, pre-storage and seed fermentation durations on seed germination and seedling vigor in Lagenaria siceraria
Yao, Koffi Bertin; Konan, Amenan Jacky; Koffi, Kouamé Kévin et al

in Journal of Applied Biosciences (2012), (49), 3339-3351

Objectives : the study was conducted to determine the optimum age of the fruit at harvest and to evaluate the effect of pre-storage and fermentation on the seeds'agronomic performance of oleaginous ... [more ▼]

Objectives : the study was conducted to determine the optimum age of the fruit at harvest and to evaluate the effect of pre-storage and fermentation on the seeds'agronomic performance of oleaginous Lagenaria siceraria. Methodology and results : Fruit of the "round-fruited" and "blocky-fruited", two cultivars of the species, were harvested at 3 different ages (30, 40 and 50 days after anthesis (DAA)). These fruits were pre-stored during 0,30 and 60 days after harvest (DAH), and then their seeds were fermented for 0,5 and 10 days. Seed viability (germination percentage and germination speed index) and seedlings vigor (emergence percentage, emergence speed index, seedling shoot length and seedling dry weight) were significantly (P< 0.001) influenced by each of the three factors. Following the positive interaction of these factors, the best viability and the most vigorous seedlings were obtained with seeds from fruits tardily harvested (50 DAA), pre-stored for a long time (60 DAH) and longer fermented (10 days). The simultaneous variation of the fruit wet weight and the seed color, dry weight and moisture content with their viability and the seedlings vigor indicates that these four parameters can be used as indicators of both cultivars maturity. Conclusions and application of findings : The results suggest that in deaginous L siceraria, fruits must be harvested 50 DAA, pre-stored up to 60 DPA. Good agronomic quality seeds must have yellow-orange color and be fermented up to 10 days. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of fuel and kiln type on the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in smoked shrimp, a Beninese food condiment
Kpoclou, Euloge; Anihouvi, Victor; Azokpota, Paulin et al

in Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A. Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment (2014), 31(7), 1212-1218

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See detailEffect of fuel and kiln type on the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in smoked shrimp, a Beninese food condiment
Kpoclou, Euloge; Anihouvi, Victor; Azokpota, Paulin et al

in Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A. Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment (2014), 31(7), 1212-1218

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See detailEffect of fuel and kiln type on the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels in smoked shrimp, a Beninese food condiment
Kpoclou, Euloge; Anihouvi, Victor; Azokpota, Paulin et al

in Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A. Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment (2014), 31(7), 1212-1218

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See detailEffect of Ga doping on magneto-transport properties in colossal magnetoresistive La0.7Ca0.3Mn1-xGaxO3 (0 < x < 0.1)
Pekala, M.; Mucha, Jan ULg; Vertruyen, Bénédicte ULg et al

in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2006), 306(2), 181-190

Samples of La0.7Ca0.3Mn1-xGaxO3 with x = 0, 0.025, 0.05 and 0.10 were prepared by standard solid-state reaction. They were first characterized chemically, including the microstructure. The magnetic ... [more ▼]

Samples of La0.7Ca0.3Mn1-xGaxO3 with x = 0, 0.025, 0.05 and 0.10 were prepared by standard solid-state reaction. They were first characterized chemically, including the microstructure. The magnetic properties and various transport properties, i.e. the electrical resistivity, magnetoresistivity (for a field below 8 T), thermoelectric power and thermal conductivity measured each time on the same sample, are reported. The markedly different behaviour of the x = 0.1 sample from those with a smaller Ga content, is discussed. The dilution of the Mn3+/Mn4+ interactions with Ga doping considerably reduces the ferromagnetic double exchange interaction within the manganese lattice leading to a decrease of the Curie temperature. The polaron binding energy varies from 224 to 243 meV with increased Ga doping. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of gamma-hydroxybutyrate on keratinocytes proliferation: a preliminary prospective controlled study in severe burn patients.
ROUSSEAU, Anne-Françoise ULg; BARGUES, Laurent; LE BEVER, Hervé et al

in International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science (2014), 4(2), 108-113

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See detailEffect of GammaRay in the Progeny of Trispecific Hybrid [(Gossypium hirsutum x G. raimondii)² x G. sturtianum]
Diouf, Fatimata Bintou Hassédine ULg; Benbouza, H; Konan, O et al

in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (2010), 38

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See detailEffect of gas density on ventilatory mechanics in healthy calves
Rollin, Frédéric ULg; Rodriguez, MN; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1990)

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See detailEffect of geotextiles on crack propagation in the pavement overlays
Courard, Luc ULg; Rigo, Jean-Marie ULg

in Karunaratne, G.P.; Wong, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes and Related Products (1994)

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