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See detailInfrastructure Reform in Developing Economies: Evidence from a Survey of Economic Performance Measures
Estache, Antonio; Perelman, Sergio ULg; Trujillo, Lourdes

in Coelli, Tim; Lawrence, Denis (Eds.) Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities (2007)

This paper surveys the growing literature on developing countries’ infrastructure performance measured through frontier analysis techniques. The focus is generally on assessments of operators’ efficiency ... [more ▼]

This paper surveys the growing literature on developing countries’ infrastructure performance measured through frontier analysis techniques. The focus is generally on assessments of operators’ efficiency and productivity growth as part of benchmarking exercises. Two broad types of benchmarks are identified in the literature. The first is based on cross-country or cross regional performance comparisons, the second compares performance before and after reforms, including privatization. These benchmarks are often used to assess the impact of potential or actual policy reforms in specific countries. In a growing number of instances, they are also being conducted in the context of tariff revisions to assess the efficiency gains that can be shared with users as part of these revisions. The main policy conclusions are that there is a difference in the performance effect of key reforms, in particular privatization, between the transport sector and the utilities sector but that generally incentive based regulation delivers efficiency in both sectors The main technical conclusion is that even if in developing economies data problems are constraining, these constraints are not as binding as often argued. [less ▲]

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See detailInfusing reflective practice in eLearning courses - can widgets help?
Verpoorten, Dominique ULg; Westera, W.; Specht, M.

in International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2011), 3(1), 93-109

The paper investigates the potential of using widgets-based reflection amplifiers in e-learning courses. Reflection amplifiers are structured opportunities for students to examine and evaluate aspects of ... [more ▼]

The paper investigates the potential of using widgets-based reflection amplifiers in e-learning courses. Reflection amplifiers are structured opportunities for students to examine and evaluate aspects of their learning experience. The paper deliberately chooses a non-technical viewpoint. It takes the teachers' voices as a starting point. The study reports the results of a survey that asked open educational resources (OERs) course creators about their opinions on different types of reflection amplifiers. The outcomes demonstrate that several reflection techniques are recognised and acknowledged by these practitioners as being of relevance for their courses. Yet, practical application in their courses is quite rare. Results of the survey are subsequently used to inspect possible contributions of widgets technology to the implementation and dissemination of a selection of reflection techniques. The set-up of an experiment intended to test feasibility and relevance of widgets-based reflection amplifiers is eventually outlined. [less ▲]

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See detailL'infusion chronique et centrale d'ocytocine améliore la résistance à l'insuline induite par une nourriture riche en lipides chez le rat
Deblon, Nicolas; Veyrat-Durebex, Christelle; Legros, Jean-Jacques ULg et al

Conference (2011, March 23)

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See detailInfusion of clinical-grade enriched regulatory T cells delays experimental xenogeneic graft-versus-host disease
Hannon, Muriel ULg; LECHANTEUR, Chantal ULg; Lucas, Sophie et al

in Transfusion (2014), 54(February), 353-363

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See detailInfusion of CliniMACS (Myltenyi Biotec) Enriched Regulatory T Cells Delays Experimental Xenogeneic Graft-versus-Host Disease
Hannon, Muriel ULg; Lechanteur, C.; Somja, Joan ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2013), Abstracts book(Supplement of 28th General Meeting of the Belgian Hematological Society), 15

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See detailInfusion of third party mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) after kidney and liver transplantation: a phase I-II, open-label, clinical study
DETRY, Olivier ULg; DELBOUILLE, Marie-Hélène ULg; LECHANTEUR, Chantal ULg et al

Conference (2012, October 19)

MSC cells have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aims to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of third party MSC ... [more ▼]

MSC cells have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aims to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of third party MSC infusion after cadaveric kidney and liver transplantation in a prospective phase I-II study, taking advantage of our centre expertise and experience in MSC use in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after bone marrow transplantation and using an already functioning GMP-compliant laboratory producing clinical-grade MSC. Secondary end-points will help to evaluate the immunosuppressive potential of MSC after organ transplantation, and the opportunity to develop larger randomised, controlled, phase III trials. After successful transplantation, 10 liver and 10 kidney transplant recipients under standard immunosuppression (tacrolimus, MMF, steroids) will receive an intravenous infusion of 1.5-3x106/kg of third-party MSC on post-operative day 3±2. These patients will be prospectively compared to 10 liver and 10 kidney recipients who meet the inclusion criteria but deny MSC infusion. Safety will be assessed by recording side effects, including opportunistic infections and cancers. Immunosuppressive potential will be evaluated by rejection episode rates, by graft/patient survivals, by immunohistology of 3-months kidney and 6-month liver graft biopsies and by in vitro evaluation of the immunity profile of the recipients. In a second step, reduction (kidney) and progressive weaning (liver) of immunosuppression will be attempted in recipients who received MSC. This ongoing study is supported by research grants from the CHU of Liège, University of Liège, and by the Senior Clinical Research Grant from ESOT. The first patients were included and treated in early 2012, and final results expected in late 2013. [less ▲]

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See detailINFUSION OF THIRD-PARTY MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS (MSC) AFTER KIDNEY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION: A PHASE I-II, OPEN-LABEL, CLINICAL STUDY (EudraCT 2011-001822-81 & NCT01429038)
DETRY, Olivier ULg; DELBOUILLE, Marie-Hélène ULg; LECHANTEUR, Chantal ULg et al

Poster (2013, May 30)

MSC cells have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aims to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of third party MSC ... [more ▼]

MSC cells have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aims to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of third party MSC infusion after cadaveric kidney and liver transplantation in a prospective phase I-II study, taking advantage of our centre expertise and experience in MSC use in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after bone marrow transplantation and using an already functioning GMP-compliant laboratory producing clinical-grade MSC. Secondary end-points will help to evaluate the immunosuppressive potential of MSC after organ transplantation, and the opportunity to develop larger randomised, controlled, phase III trials. After successful transplantation, 10 liver and 10 kidney transplant recipients under standard immunosuppression (tacrolimus, MMF, steroids) will receive an intravenous infusion of 1.5-3x106/kg of third-party MSC on post-operative day 3±2. These patients will be prospectively compared to 10 liver and 10 kidney recipients who meet the inclusion criteria but deny MSC infusion. Safety will be assessed by recording side effects, including opportunistic infections and cancers. Immunosuppressive potential will be evaluated by rejection episode rates, by graft/patient survivals, by immunohistology of 3-months kidney and 6-month liver graft biopsies and by in vitro evaluation of the immunity profile of the recipients. In a second step, reduction (kidney) and progressive weaning (liver) of immunosuppression will be attempted in recipients who received MSC. This ongoing study is supported by research grants from the CHU of Liège, University of Liège, and by the Senior Clinical Research Grant from ESOT. The first patients were included and treated in early 2012, and final results expected in late 2013. [less ▲]

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See detail«‘Ingegno’, ‘giudizio’, ‘ambizione’. Ritratti di aristocratici fiorentini nelle Storie Fiorentine e nella Storia d'Italia»
Moreno, Paola ULg

in Moreno, Paola; Palumbo, Giovanni (Eds.) Francesco Guicciardini. Tra ragione e inquietudine. Actes du Colloque international. (2005)

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See detailIngénierie de formation en enseignement des langues
Lucchini, Silvia ULg

Scientific conference (2011)

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See detailIngénierie des matériaux métalliques: Solidification des métaux et alliages - Traitement thermique
Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

Learning material (2008)

Solidification des métaux et alliages. Traitements thermiques et thermomécaniques des métaux et alliages. Corrosion des métaux. Traitements de surface.

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See detailIngéniérie des projets d'investissement
Corhay, Albert ULg; Mbangala, Mapapa ULg

Book published by Les Editions de l'Université de Liège (2010)

La décision d'investir naît de la nécessité ou de l'intérêt à réaliser un investissement. Ce dernier exige que l'investisseur prenne des décisions stratégiques qui engagent le projet pour de longues ... [more ▼]

La décision d'investir naît de la nécessité ou de l'intérêt à réaliser un investissement. Ce dernier exige que l'investisseur prenne des décisions stratégiques qui engagent le projet pour de longues périodes en mobilisant des ressources considérables de manière irréversible. Cela veut dire que lorsqu'un « porteur de projet » réalise un investissement, il renonce aujourd'hui à des ressources qui, investies dans un projet, devraient générer des gains futurs. Dans ce contexte, un investissement ne sera entrepris que si l'espérance des gains futurs est supérieure à l'investissement initial. Etant donné l'incertitude qui entoure les flux futurs et le nombre élevé des risques et d'obstacles liés au lancement d'une activité nouvelle, il est fortement recommandé de procéder à une évaluation financière des projets d'investissement. Cette étape revêt une grande importance puisqu'elle permet d'éclairer les décideurs sur les perspectives de rentabilité financière. Malheureusement, beaucoup de débutants la négligent avec des conséquences regrettables telles que l'abandon d'activités ou le dépôt de bilan, par exemple. Pourtant, il ressort de diverses études effectuées sur l'esprit d'entreprise qu'un entrepreneur bien préparé aura plus de chance de réussir que celui qui s'improvise. En somme, une bonne préparation peut éviter beaucoup d'erreurs et réduire les imprévus. Pour cela, il existe un certain nombre de critères susceptibles d'aider le décideur dans son choix. Parmi ces méthodes, on peut citer la valeur actualisée nette, le taux de rentabilité interne, le délai de récupération, etc. Ces méthodes ne constituent pas des remèdes miracles et doivent être utilement intégrées dans la stratégie globale du projet. Qui plus est, l'aboutissement heureux de tout projet d'investissement doit toujours être compris comme le résultat d'un « construit » par rapport à une situation de référence car il dépend de plusieurs facteurs dont notamment les motivations et les objectifs de l'investisseur, le secteur d'activité du projet, l'environnement dans lequel le projet s'inscrit, etc. Outre le projet d'investissement productif, on peut être amené à investir dans un actif financier (actions, obligations, contrats dérivés, ...). En effet, l'évolution économique de ces dernières années a fortement contribué au développement et à la popularité des marchés financiers et plusieurs investisseurs (particuliers, institutions, gouvernements) y recourent abondamment pour le placement des épargnes et de couverture des risques. Tout investisseur rationnel se doit de choisir le portefeuille de risque minimum pour un niveau de rendement espéré. Ce choix est lié au concept de la diversification qui consiste simplement pour un investisseur à ne pas investir tout dans un seul titre, mais à répartir ses investissements sur plusieurs titres, ce qui lui permet d'atteindre un meilleur rapport rendement/risque. Le modèle d'évaluation des actifs financiers fournit une estimation de valeur théorique d'un actif financier. [less ▲]

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See detailIngénierie génétique d'une β2-intégrine LFA-1 bovine résistante à la leucotoxine de Mannheimia haemolytica
Fett, Thomas ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

Domesticated bovines are known since decades to be prone to bacterial pneumonias. Among the causative agents, a consensus emerged stating that Mannheimia haemolytica is the most frequent bacterium ... [more ▼]

Domesticated bovines are known since decades to be prone to bacterial pneumonias. Among the causative agents, a consensus emerged stating that Mannheimia haemolytica is the most frequent bacterium isolated from bovine lungs throughout the world. Moreover, it appeared that its virulence specifically targets ruminant lungs in vivo and ruminant leucocytes in vitro. When the thesis was started, the two main actors underlying this species-specific virulence were known: the leukotoxin (LKT) on the pathogen side and the beta2-integrin LFA-1 on the host side. The objective of the thesis was to contribute to the understanding of the LKT/LFA 1 interaction at the molecular level. Using a between-species perspective, we showed that (i) the CD11a subunit of the LFA-1 heterodimer was not involved in the LKT-specificity for ruminant LFA-1, (ii) the EGF-3 module within the CD18 controls the susceptibility of any given CD18 to LKT and (iii) a non cleavable signal peptide conjugated to a LKT susceptible EGF-3-containing CD18 exacerbates LKT pronecrotic effects. [less ▲]

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See detailIngenierie genetique. Strategie et perspectives en agronomie.
Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Burny, A.; Hilger, F.

Book (1981)

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See detailL'ingénierie patrimoniale dans les relations franco-belges : perspective de droit international privé belge
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Derème, François (Ed.) Ingénierie patrimoniale. Questions particulières dans un contexte franco-belge (2009)

In this paper I review the possibilities offered by private international rules in force both in Belgium and in France for three selected tools of estate planning : the marriage contract, gift and ... [more ▼]

In this paper I review the possibilities offered by private international rules in force both in Belgium and in France for three selected tools of estate planning : the marriage contract, gift and donation and wills. The purpose is to examine how much freedom the legal framework in place in the two countries offers to private individuals. Specific attention is devoted to the issue of recognition in one country of acts (such as marriage contracts) drafted in the other country. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ingénierie patrimoniale dans les relations franco-belges : perspectives de droit international privé belge
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Dereme, François (Ed.) Ingénierie patrimonial. Questions particulières dans un contexte franco-belge (2013)

Cette contribution s'attache aux questions de droit international privé qui peuvent intéresser la pratique des relations patrimoniales franco-belges. Elle présente succinctement les lignes de force de la ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution s'attache aux questions de droit international privé qui peuvent intéresser la pratique des relations patrimoniales franco-belges. Elle présente succinctement les lignes de force de la réglementation de droit international privé dans les principales branches susceptibles d'intéresser le praticien. L'optique étant celle de la planification successorale, la contribution met l'accent sur l'espace de liberté dont disposent les parties. Plus précisément, la question qui fera figure de fil rouge est celle de savoir quelle marge de manœuvre le droit international privé accorde aux parties qui envisagent l'une ou l'autre opération patrimoniale. Cette question est abordée à propos de trois grands moments de la vie : le mariage et les relations qui y sont assimilées, le décès et les libéralités à cause de vif. [less ▲]

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See detailIngenierie tissulaire du parenchyme renal : une hypothese therapeutique ?
JOURET, François ULg; Pirson, Yves

in Medecine Sciences : M/S (2008), 24(6-7), 561-3

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See detailL'ingénieur et la résistance au feu en Belgique
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

Scientific conference (1998, March 04)

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See detailL'ingénieur et son art. Défi de la R&D et défi du marché
Vankerkem, Michel; Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg; et al.

in Gestion 2000 (1994), 4

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