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See detailFirst space-based observations of formic acid (HCOOH): Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment austral spring 2004 and 2005 Southern Hemisphere tropical-mid-latitude upper tropospheric measurements
Rinsland, Curtis P.; Boone, Christopher D.; Bernath, Peter F. et al

in Geophysical Research Letters (2006), 33(23),

The first space-based measurements of upper tropospheric ( 110 - 300 hPa) formic acid (HCOOH) are reported from 0.02 cm(-1) resolution Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier transform spectrometer ... [more ▼]

The first space-based measurements of upper tropospheric ( 110 - 300 hPa) formic acid (HCOOH) are reported from 0.02 cm(-1) resolution Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) Fourier transform spectrometer solar occultation measurements at 16 degrees S - 43 degrees S latitude during late September to early October in 2004 and 2005. A maximum upper tropospheric HCOOH mixing ratio of 3.13 +/- 0.02 ppbv ( 1 ppbv = 10(-9) per unit volume), 1 sigma, at 10.5 km altitude was measured during 2004 at 29.97 degrees S latitude and a lower maximum HCOOH mixing ratio of 2.03 +/- 0.28 ppbv, at 9.5 km altitude was measured during 2005. Fire counts, back trajectories, and correlations of HCOOH mixing ratios with ACE simultaneous measurements of other fire products confirm the elevated HCOOH mixing ratios originated primarily from tropical fire emissions. A HCOOH emission factor relative to CO of 1.99 +/- 1.34 g kg(-1) during 2004 in upper tropospheric plumes is inferred from a comparison with lower mixing ratios measured during the same time period assuming HITRAN 2004 spectroscopic parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst spectroscopic evidence of microlensing on a BAL quasar? The case of H 1413 + 117
Angonin, M.-C.; Vanderriest, C.; Remy, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1990), 233

New data has been obtained for the quadruply lensed quasar H 1413 + 117 using the bidimensional spectrograph SILFID at the CFH telescope. The spectra recorded for each of the four individual images turn ... [more ▼]

New data has been obtained for the quadruply lensed quasar H 1413 + 117 using the bidimensional spectrograph SILFID at the CFH telescope. The spectra recorded for each of the four individual images turn out to be quite similar, except for the narrow absorption line systems (probably related to the lenses) seen in images A and B and for marked differences in the spectrum of image D. When compared to the three other images, the spectrum of D shows smaller values for the emission lines/continuum ratio and a larger equivalent width for absorption features located in the blueshifted P Cygni profile. The possible explanations of these observations are briefly discussed in terms of micro-lensing and/or intrinsic variability of the source. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst spike latency sensitivity of spiking neuron models
Trotta, Laura ULg; Franci, Alessio ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

Poster (2013, July 08)

First spike latency is the long-lasting period preceding the first spike of a neuron submitted to a super-threshold stimulus. It has been suggested that this latency could code for stimulus recognition in ... [more ▼]

First spike latency is the long-lasting period preceding the first spike of a neuron submitted to a super-threshold stimulus. It has been suggested that this latency could code for stimulus recognition in several sensory systems. To encode information reliably, first spike latency should be sensitive to sensory inputs but robust to external perturbations. This paper studies the robustness of the first spike latency in spiking neuron models. We show the interplay between bistability, first spike latency and a type of neuronal excitability called regenerative excitability. [less ▲]

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See detailA FIRST STEP TOWARD A CLOSE PROXIMITY NOISE MAP
Bueno, M.; Vinuela, U.; Teran, F. et al

Conference (2008)

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See detailA first step towards a real-time predictive yield support system.
Dumont, Benjamin ULg; Leemans, Vincent ULg; Ferrandis Vallterra, Salvador ULg et al

in Agriculture & Engineering for a Healthier Life (2012)

Real-time non-invasive determination of crop biomass and yield prediction are maybe among the major challenges in agriculture. But unknown future weather remains the key point of accurate yield forecast ... [more ▼]

Real-time non-invasive determination of crop biomass and yield prediction are maybe among the major challenges in agriculture. But unknown future weather remains the key point of accurate yield forecast. This paper presents the results of a preliminary study that aims to supply the unknown future by daily mean climatic data. The results show that, under the Belgian weather, this approach is relevant. Furthermore, the developed methodology appears to be a powerful diagnosis tool of the remaining yield potential under ongoing weather. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst steps in the development of a piston sensor for large aperture space telescopes
Guerri, Géraldine ULg; Roose, Stéphane ULg; Stockman, Yvan ULg et al

in Oschmann, J.; Clampin, M.; MacEwen, H. (Eds.) Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave (2010, July 01)

Nowadays spaceborne missions for astronomy or Earth imaging need high resolution observation which implies the development of large aperture telescopes. This can be achieved by multi-aperture telescopes ... [more ▼]

Nowadays spaceborne missions for astronomy or Earth imaging need high resolution observation which implies the development of large aperture telescopes. This can be achieved by multi-aperture telescopes or large segmented telescopes. One of the major issues is the phasing of the sub-apertures or the segments of such telescopes. A cophasing sensor is therefore mandatory to achieve the ultimate resolution of these telescopes. In this framework, Liège Space Center (CSL) concern is the development of a compact cophasing sensor to phase new large lightweight segmented mirrors for future space telescopes. The sensor concept has its origins in new phase retrieval algorithms which have been recently developed. In this paper, we outline the concept and the experimental validation results of our piston sensor breadboard which is currently under development in our laboratory. Finally, future prospects and further developments of our experiment are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst steps of a new methodology for integrating ground-based ozone profile data
Pastel, M.; Godin-Beekmann, S.; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg et al

Poster (2012, August)

A new methodology is developed for integrating complementary ground-based data sources to provide consistent ozone vertical distribution time series as well as tropospheric and stratospheric ozone partial ... [more ▼]

A new methodology is developed for integrating complementary ground-based data sources to provide consistent ozone vertical distribution time series as well as tropospheric and stratospheric ozone partial columns. Primary results are presented for the Alpine station of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Changes (NDACC). Ozone measurements from the lidar at Haute-Provence Observatory, the microwave spectrometer at Bern and the FTIR spectrometer at the Jungfrauch station are used for this purpose. First step is to evaluate the validity domain of ozone profile data considered here by assessing instrumental error and vertical resolution. Each instrument has its own vertical resolution; therefore adjustments need to be done for the creation of an homogeneous data set. Indeed, because of the higher resolution of lidar measurements, smoothing of the data is necessary for the comparison with FTIR and microwave measurements. However, smoothing the data induces a loss of scientific information. Therefore a compromise has to be established and discussed. The various intercomparisons provide an evaluation of the differences due to instrumental error and atmospheric variability. The statistical method used for combining the different measurements in order to obtain ozone vertical profile time series consistent with total ozone measurements is then discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst steps to model milk urea in a management perspective
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Gillon, Alain ULg; Laloux, Laurent et al

Conference (2007, July)

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See detailFirst steps to model milk urea in a management perspective
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Gillon, Alain ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Journal of Dairy Science (2007), 90 - Suppl 1

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See detailFirst steps towards an explicit modeling of aba production and translocation in relation with the water uptake dynamics
Lobet, Guillaume ULg; Pagès, Loic; Draye, Xavier

in Acta Horticulturae (2013), 991

Water flow in the plant continuum is thought to be controlled by the leaf, xylem and the root radial conductances. Leaf conductance is widely recognized as the master control in the system as it can act ... [more ▼]

Water flow in the plant continuum is thought to be controlled by the leaf, xylem and the root radial conductances. Leaf conductance is widely recognized as the master control in the system as it can act as a switch in the water flow, even under high transpiration demand. The control of the stomatal aperture by the plant has been the object of numerous research projects since decades and different models have been developed to study stomatal regulation. The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) produced in the leaves acts as an endogenous signal triggering stomatal closure, but is also thought to act as a long distance signal that is produced by roots experiencing water deficit. However, the relative contributions of leaf-supplied ABA, root-supplied ABA and xylem water potential in the regulation of water flow remains a matter of controversy. Using a novel functional structural plant model (PlaNet-Maize-ABA), we report here a first attempt to explicitly simulate ABA production, degradation, translocation in all plant organs and their effect on the transpiration flow. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst Steps Towards Georeferencing of 3D VHR Optical and X-Band SAR Imagery
Belmonte, Antonella; De Rauw, Dominique ULg; Barbier, Christian ULg et al

in Proc. IGARSS'07 Symposium (2007)

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See detailFirst study of oral artenimol-R in advanced cervical cancer: clinical benefit, tolerability and tumor markers
Jansen, Frans Herwig; Adoubi, Innocent; Kouassi, Comoe J.C. et al

in Anticancer Research (2011), 31(12), 4417-4422

Background/Aim: Artenimol-R is cytotoxic in transformed cervical cells and safety in humans is yet to be established. The present study investigates the clinical benefits, safety and the tumor marker ... [more ▼]

Background/Aim: Artenimol-R is cytotoxic in transformed cervical cells and safety in humans is yet to be established. The present study investigates the clinical benefits, safety and the tumor marker effect of orally administered Artenimol-R in patients with advanced cervix carcinoma. Patients and Methods: Ten patients were treated with Artenimol-R for 28 days. Clinical symptoms, vaginal discharge and pain were followed-up. Adverse events were recorded. Biopsy samples were analyzed by immunohistochemistry for the expression of relevant tumor markers. Results: Artenimol-R treatment induced clinical remission with a median time for the disappearance of the symptoms being 7 days. No adverse events of grade 3 or 4 occurred. The expression of p53, Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and antigen Ki-67 as a cellular marker of proliferation, as well as the number of blood vessels stained by the CD31 antibody decreased, whereas the expression of transferrin receptor protein 1 (CD71) increased. Conclusion: The current pilot study provides evidence on the improvement of the clinical symptoms and the good tolerability of Artenimol-R in patients with advanced carcinoma of the cervix uteri. A survival trial with Artenimol- R in advanced patients is warranted. [less ▲]

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See detailThe first successful crystallization of a prokaryotic extremely thermophilic outer surface layer glycoprotein
Evrard, Christine ULg; Declercq, Jean-Paul; Debaerdemaeker, Tony et al

in Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1999), 214

Methanothermus fervidus belongs to the group of hyperthermophilic Archaea. The Archaea comprise organisms that live under environmental extremes. like high temperature, low pH value or high salt ... [more ▼]

Methanothermus fervidus belongs to the group of hyperthermophilic Archaea. The Archaea comprise organisms that live under environmental extremes. like high temperature, low pH value or high salt concentration. The outer surface of the pseudomurein sacculi of the cells of Methanothermus fervidus is covered by glycoprotein subunits (S-Iayer) directly exposed to the extreme environment. The elucidation of the crystal structure of this surface glycoprotein may provide important information on the survival strategies of these unusual micro-organisms. Before our investigations neither three-dimensional crystals have been obtained nor X-ray analyses were performed. Only electron microscopic and computer image enhancement techniques have been applied to obtain structural information from crystalline two-dimensional S-layer sheets. We describe here the successful crystallization of this surface glycoprotein under microgravity conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst supplement to the catalog of observed periods of AP stars
Catalano, F. A.; Renson, Pierre ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Supplement Series (1988), 72

Supplementary data on the periods of Ap stars with references are presented; 58 new stars are introduced for which periodic variability has been discovered since 1983. For some of these stars periodicity ... [more ▼]

Supplementary data on the periods of Ap stars with references are presented; 58 new stars are introduced for which periodic variability has been discovered since 1983. For some of these stars periodicity was known before 1983 but they were not reported in the previous catalogue. Recently attributed variable star names are also reported. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst Survey on the Use of Antibiotics in Pig and Poultry Production in the Red River Delta Region of Vietnam
Pham Kim, Dang; Saegerman, Claude ULg; Douny, Caroline ULg et al

in Food and Public Health (2013), 3(5), 247-256

In Vietnam where epidemics occur regularly in animal production, the farmers consider antibiotics as one of the solutions to fight against livestock diseases, thus the risk of abuse, even illegal use of ... [more ▼]

In Vietnam where epidemics occur regularly in animal production, the farmers consider antibiotics as one of the solutions to fight against livestock diseases, thus the risk of abuse, even illegal use of antibiotics in livestock is very high. However, this is a recent issue and has not yet been thoroughly investigated. A cross-sectional study on the use of antibiotics in pig and poultry production as well as the farmer’s knowledge on the danger of the antibiotic use in three different animal production systems (farm household, semi-industrial and industrial) was conducted from July 2009 to March 2010 on 270 entities, in 3 representative localities of the Red River Delta (RRD). The results showed that a large volume of antibiotics was used arbitrary in all animal production systems. Animals were not only treated for acute diseases, but also for disease prevention, and for growth promotion. At least 45 antibiotics of more than 10 classes were used. Fifteen antibiotics were used in pig and poultry feed. For diseases treatment and prevention, antibiotics were used abusively and even illegally (e.g. chloramphenicol) by both farmers and veterinarians. The findings of this survey will permit developing new strategies for prudent use of antibiotics in livestock in Vietnam. These results will help not only to strengthen issues such as veterinary networks; antibiotics use guidance, residues monitoring systems and food safety, but also to improve awareness and ethics of producers and veterinary drug sellers. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst synthesis of 4-substituted benzenesulfonylcyanoguanidines
Masereel, B.; Lebrun, P.; Dogne, J.-M. et al

in Tetrahedron Letters (1996), 37

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See detailFirst synthesis of a '1,2-diquinone-calix[4]arene'. Interaction of its reduced form with Ag+
Vataj, Rame; Ridaoui, Hassan; Louati, Alain et al

in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (2002), 519(1-2), 123129

Electrochemical oxidation of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,26-bis(diphenylphosphinoylmethoxy)-27,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene (3), a calixarene with two phosphoryl units appended on proximal positions ... [more ▼]

Electrochemical oxidation of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,26-bis(diphenylphosphinoylmethoxy)-27,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene (3), a calixarene with two phosphoryl units appended on proximal positions, affords the corresponding '1,2-diquinonecalix[4]arene' (4). The formation of 4 results from nucleophilic attack of residual water on anodically generated diphenoxylium. cations. Preliminary voltammetric experiments in CH3CN on a platinum electrode showed that 4 is suitable for electrochemical detection of the silver metal cation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailThe first three billion years of life Evolution
Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg

Conference (2013, June)

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See detailFirst trends towards a field odour detector for environmental applications
Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Wiertz, V. et al

in Weimar, Udo (Ed.) Proceedings of ISOEN 99 (1999)

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