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See detail5. Les régulateurs de croissance
Vancutsem, Françoise ULg; Seutin, Benoit ULg; Monfort, Bruno et al

in Livre Blanc: Céréales - Gembloux (2011, February 23)

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See detail5. Régulateurs de croissance
Henriet, François; Monfort, Bruno; Meza Morales, Walter ULg

in Watillon, Bernard; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2015, February 25)

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See detail5. Régulateurs de croissande
Meza Morales, Walter ULg; Monfort, Bruno; Mahieu, Olivier et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Destain, Jean-Pierre (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2014, February 26)

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See detail5.04 - Carbon Dioxide and Methane Dynamics in Estuaries
Borges, Alberto ULg; Abril, Gwenaël

in Wolanski, Eric; McLusky, Donald (Eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Volume 5: Biogeochemistry (2011)

Estuaries profoundly transform the large amounts of carbon delivered from rivers before their transfer to the adjacent coastal zone. As a consequence of the complex biogeochemical reworking of ... [more ▼]

Estuaries profoundly transform the large amounts of carbon delivered from rivers before their transfer to the adjacent coastal zone. As a consequence of the complex biogeochemical reworking of allochthonous carbon in the sediments and the water column, CO2 and CH4 are emitted into the atmosphere. We attempt to synthesize available knowledge on biogeochemical cycling of CO2 and CH4 in estuarine environments, with a particular emphasis on the exchange with the atmosphere. Unlike CH4, the global emission of CO2 to the atmosphere from estuaries is significant compared to other components of the global carbon cycle [less ▲]

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See detail50 ans d'immigration marocaine en Belgique, produire de la mémoire
Perrin, Nathalie ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailLes 50 ans de la CAAMI
Coninckx, Daniël; Eelen, kristof; Devos, Carl et al

Book published by Academia Press (2005)

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See detail50 Hz Magnetic Field Exposure Influence on Human Performance and Psychophysiological Parameters: Two Double-Blind Experimental Studies
Crasson, Marion ULg; Legros, Jean-Jacques ULg; Legros, Willy ULg et al

in Bioelectromagnetics (1999), 20(8), 474-86

Two double-blind studies were performed to examine magnetic field (MF) exposure effects and to determine the impact of temporal variation (continuous vs. intermittent exposure) of 100 mu T(rms) 50 Hz MF ... [more ▼]

Two double-blind studies were performed to examine magnetic field (MF) exposure effects and to determine the impact of temporal variation (continuous vs. intermittent exposure) of 100 mu T(rms) 50 Hz MF diurnal exposure on psychological and psychophysiological parameters in healthy humans. Three cephalic exposure sessions of 30-min, i.e., sham, continuous, and intermittent (15 s ON/OFF cycles) MF conditions, were involved. Each subject participated in all sessions, which were spaced at 1-wk intervals. In each session, mood ratings and performance measures were obtained before, during, or after exposure and several electrophysiological data (event-related brain potentials [ERP]) were recorded after each exposure session. These criteria were chosen to evaluate sensory functions as well as automatic and voluntary attentional processes. In experiment 1, 21 healthy male volunteers (20 to 27 years of age) were studied. Ten subjects were exposed at 13:30 h, and 11 subjects were exposed at 16:30 h. Statistically significant changes in the amplitude of ERP were observed after MF exposure in the dichotic listening task, indexing selective attention processes. Eighteen of the 21 original male volunteers took part in experiment 2, undertaken to better understand the results related to information processing involved in selective attention and control for ultradian rhythmicity. Exposure time for all the subjects was at 13:30 h. The analysis of the data again revealed significant amplitude changes of the ERP recorded in the dichotic listening task. Moreover, they demonstrated ERP latency and reaction time slowing in the oddball paradigm, a visual discrimination task after real MF exposure. These results also indicate that a low level 50 Hz MF may have a slight influence on event-related potentials and reaction time under specific circumstances of sustained attention. [less ▲]

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See detail50 jaar HZIV
Coninckx, Daniël; Eelen, kristof; Devos, Carl et al

Book published by Academia Press (2005)

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See detail50 Jahre HKIV
Coninckx, Daniël; Eelen, kristof; Devos, Carl et al

Book published by Academia Press (2005)

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See detail50 Years of contrasted residue management in an agricultural crop: impacts on the soil carbon budget and on heterotrophic respiration.
Buysse, Pauline ULg; Roisin, Christian; Aubinet, Marc ULg

Poster (2012, February 10)

This study aims to estimate the carbon (C) loss by soil heterotrophic respiration (SHR) in three contrasted residue management treatments (Residue Export, Farm Yard Manure addition and Residue Restitution ... [more ▼]

This study aims to estimate the carbon (C) loss by soil heterotrophic respiration (SHR) in three contrasted residue management treatments (Residue Export, Farm Yard Manure addition and Residue Restitution after harvest) through the establishment of soil C budgets, and to compare these estimations with field SHR measurements. The soil C budgets were calculated in each case on the basis of total soil organic C content and C input data compiled since the beginning of the experiment in Belgium, 50 years ago. SHR fluxes were measured in 2010 and 2011 to compare them with the budget-based estimates and to assess SHR sensitivity to temperature. The comparison suggested that the treatment receiving the largest C input does not necessarily sequestrate the most C or produce the largest CO2 fluxes. [less ▲]

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See detail50 Years of contrasted residue management in an agricultural crop: Impacts on the soil carbon budget and on soil heterotrophic respiration.
Buysse, Pauline ULg; Roisin, Christian; Aubinet, Marc ULg

Conference (2012, February 08)

Within the context of Climate Change, crop management exerts a strong influence on the soil carbon (C) balance. This study aims (1) to estimate the C loss by soil heterotrophic respiration (SHR) in ... [more ▼]

Within the context of Climate Change, crop management exerts a strong influence on the soil carbon (C) balance. This study aims (1) to estimate the C loss by soil heterotrophic respiration (SHR) in different residue management treatments through the establishment of their soil C budgets and (2) to compare these estimations with field SHR measurements. Three contrasted treatments were considered: Residue Export (RE), Farm Yard Manure addition (FYM) and Residue Restitution after harvest (RR). They were established in 1959 and continuously applied since then at an experimental field located in the Hesbaye region in Belgium. The soil C budget was calculated for each treatment on the basis of total soil organic C content measurements and C input data compiled since the beginning of the experiment. This allowed estimating the C loss by SHR in the different treatments. SHR measurements were performed in 2010 and 2011 to compare them with the budget-based estimations and to assess SHR sensitivity to temperature in the different treatments. The soil C budgets showed that the soil under the RR treatment was likely to undergo the largest C loss by SHR since the beginning of the experiment. The comparison between the results from the C budget and the SHR field measurements, performed 50 years after the experiment had begun, did however show that the treatment that received the largest amount of crop residues (RR) did not necessarily sequestrate the most C or produce the largest CO2 fluxes (FYM). Besides, no significant difference between treatments was observed in the field measurements in terms of SHR sensitivity to temperature. Laboratory investigations (microbial biomass, basal respiration, metabolic diversity and soil fractionation) will later be performed to better understand the effects of long-term residue management on soil C dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detail50-60 Hz electric and magnetic field effects on cognitive function in humans: A review
Crasson, Marion ULg

in Radiation Protection Dosimetry (2003), 106(4), 333-340

This paper reviews the effect of 50-60 Hz weak electric, magnetic and combined electric and magnetic field exposure on cognitive functions such as memory, attention, information processing and time ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the effect of 50-60 Hz weak electric, magnetic and combined electric and magnetic field exposure on cognitive functions such as memory, attention, information processing and time perception, as determined by electroencephalographic methods and performance measures. Overall, laboratory studies that have investigated the acute effects of power frequency fields on cognitive functioning in humans are heterogeneous, in terms of both electric and magnetic field (EMF) exposure and the experimental design and measures used. Results are inconsistent and difficult to interpret with regard to functional relevance for possible health risks. Statistically significant differences between field and control exposure, when they are found, are small, subtle, transitory, without any clear dose-response relationship and difficult to reproduce. The human performance or event related potentials (ERPs) measures that might specifically be affected by EMF exposure, as well as a possible cerebral structure or function that could be more sensitive to EMF, cannot be better determined. [less ▲]

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See detailA 500-year seasonally resolved δ 18 O and δ 13 C, layer thickness and calcite aspect record from a speleothem deposited in the Han-sur-Lesse cave, Belgium
Van Rampelbergh, M.; Verheyden, S.; Allan, Mohammed ULg et al

in Climate of the Past (2015), 11

Speleothem δ18O and δ13C signals enable climate reconstructions at high resolution. However, scarce decadal and seasonally resolved speleothem records are often diffi- cult to interpret in terms of climate ... [more ▼]

Speleothem δ18O and δ13C signals enable climate reconstructions at high resolution. However, scarce decadal and seasonally resolved speleothem records are often diffi- cult to interpret in terms of climate due to the multitude of factors that affect the proxy signals. In this paper, a fast- growing (up to 2 mm yr−1) seasonally laminated speleothem from the Han-sur-Lesse cave (Belgium) is analyzed for its δ18O and δ13C values, layer thickness and changes in cal- cite aspect. The studied record covers the period between AD 2001 and 1479 as indicated by layer counting and con- firmed by 20 U / Th ages. The Proserpine proxies are sea- sonally biased and document drier (and colder) winters on multidecadal scales. Higher δ13C signals reflect increased prior calcite precipitation (PCP) and lower soil activity dur- ing drier (and colder) winters. Thinner layers and darker calcite relate to slower growth and exist during drier (and colder) winter periods. Exceptionally dry (and cold) winter periods occur from 1565 to 1610, at 1730, from 1770 to 1800, from 1810 to 1860, and from 1880 to 1895 and correspond to exceptionally cold periods in historical and instrumental records as well as European winter temperature reconstruc- tions. More relative climate variations, during which the four measured proxies vary independently and display lower am- plitude variations, occur between 1479 and 1565, between 1610 and 1730, and between 1730 and 1770. The winters during the first and last periods are interpreted as relatively wetter (and warmer) and correspond to warmer periods in historical data and in winter temperature reconstructions in Europe. The winters in the period between 1610 and 1730 are interpreted as relatively drier (and cooler) and correspond to generally colder conditions in Europe. Interpretation of the seasonal variations in δ18O and δ13C signals differs from that on a decadal and multidecadal scale. Seasonal δ18O variations reflect cave air temperature variations and suggest a 2.5◦C seasonality in cave air temperature during the two relatively wetter (and warmer) winter periods (1479–1565 and 1730–1770), which corresponds to the cave air temper- ature seasonality observed today. Between 1610 and 1730, the δ18O values suggest a 1.5◦C seasonality in cave air tem- perature, indicating colder summer temperatures during this drier (and cooler) interval. The δ13C seasonality is driven by PCP and suggests generally lower PCP seasonal effects be- tween 1479 and 1810 compared to today. A short interval of increased PCP seasonality occurs between 1600 and 1660, and reflects increased PCP in summer due to decreased win- ter recharge. [less ▲]

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See detailA 500-yr record of Northern Patagonian environmental changes: Lago Plomo and Lago Bertrand
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Brix, J.; El Ouahabi, M. et al

Poster (2010)

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See detail51. Telmisartan Plus HCTZ vs. Amlodipine Plus HCTZ in older patients with systolic hypertension : results from a large ambulatory blood pressure monitoring study
Neldam, Steen; Edwards, Colin; The ATHOS study group et al

in American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (2006), 15

Systolic hypertension often requires combination therapy. Few data exist comparing angiotensin receptor blocker plus diuretic therapy with other combinations in older patients. In a prospective ... [more ▼]

Systolic hypertension often requires combination therapy. Few data exist comparing angiotensin receptor blocker plus diuretic therapy with other combinations in older patients. In a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-end point trial, patients (≥60 years of age) with predominantly systolic hypertension received telmisartan 40–80 mg or amlodipine 5–10 mg for 8 weeks, before the addition of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12.5 mg for a further 6 weeks. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring showed that telmisartan plus HCTZ (n =448) and amlodipine plus HCTZ (n =424) changed systolic blood pressure for the last 6 hours of the dosing interval by −18.3 and −17.4 mm Hg, respectively (p =0.2520). Over the 24-hour period, telmisartan plus HCTZ was superior (−19.3 and −17.2 mm Hg, respectively; p =0.001) and provided higher systolic control rates (65.9% and 58.3%, respectively; p =0.0175). Adverse events (41.2% and 53.7%, respectively) and discontinuations (5.0% and 11.3%, respectively) were lower (p<0.0001) with telmisartan than with amlodipine, mainly due to peripheral edema (1.2% and 24.3%, respectively). [less ▲]

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See detail[51] Exocellular dd-carboxypeptidases-transpeptidases from Streptomyces
Frère, Jean-Marie ULg; Leyh-Bouille, Mélina; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Lorand, Laszlo (Ed.) Part B: Proteolytic Enzymes (1976)

Strains R39 and R61 are soil isolates. Their designations are arbitrary. In strain R39, the cross-link between the peptide units of the wall peptidoglycan extends from the C-terminal D-alanine of one unit ... [more ▼]

Strains R39 and R61 are soil isolates. Their designations are arbitrary. In strain R39, the cross-link between the peptide units of the wall peptidoglycan extends from the C-terminal D-alanine of one unit to the amino group at the D-center of meso-diaminopimelic acid of another unit (peptidoglycan of chemotype I). The interpeptide bond is in position to a free carboxyl group. In strain R61, the cross-link extends from a C-terminal D-alanine of a peptide unit to a glycine residue attached to the amino group of LL-diaminopimelic acid of another peptide unit (peptidoglycan of chemotype II). The exocellular DD carboxypeptidases-transpeptidases produced by both strains catalyze hydrolysis, react with β-lactam antibiotics. This chapter explains the assay methods for DD-Carboxypeptidase activity like the standard reaction, chemical estimation of free Alanine, as well as, assay method for β-Lactamase. It also discusses the Excretion of DD-Carboxypeptidase-Transpeptidase and β -Lactamase by Streptomyces R39, Excretion of DD-Carboxypeptidase-Transpeptidase and β-Lactamase by Streptomyces R61, purification of the DD-Carboxypeptidase-Transpeptidase from Streptomyces R39 (for 500 Liters of Culture Fluid), Purification of the DD-Carboxypeptidase-Transpeptidase from Streptomyces R61 (for 400 Liters of Culture Fluid), Physicochemical Properties of DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptomyces R39 and R61, Interaction between DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptomyces R39 and R61 and β-Lactam Antibiotics , Titration of DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptornyces R39 and R61 by β-Lactam Antibiotics, Hydrolysis Reactions Catalyzed by the DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptomyces R39 and R61, Concomitant Hydrolysis and Transfer Reactions Involving Distinct Donor and Acceptor Peptides, Catalyzed by the DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptonayces R39 and R61, Concomitant Hydrolysis and Transfer Reactions Catalyzed by the DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptomyces R39 and R61 and in Which the Same Peptide Acts as Donor and Acceptor and Inhibition of DD-Carboxypeptidases-Transpeptidases from Streptomyces R39 and R61 by β-Lactam Antibiotics in the Presence of Substrates. Copyright © 1976 Published by Elsevier Inc. [less ▲]

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See detail[56,4(+)] baryons in the 1/N-c expansion
Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Physical Review D (2005), 71(1),

Using the 1/N-c expansion of QCD, we analyze the spectrum of positive parity resonances with strangeness S=0, -1, -2, and -3 in the 2-3 GeV mass region, supposed to belong to the [56,4(+)] multiplet. The ... [more ▼]

Using the 1/N-c expansion of QCD, we analyze the spectrum of positive parity resonances with strangeness S=0, -1, -2, and -3 in the 2-3 GeV mass region, supposed to belong to the [56,4(+)] multiplet. The mass operator is similar to that of [56,2(+)], previously studied in the literature. The analysis of the latter is revisited. In the [56,4(+)] multiplet we find that the spin-spin term brings the dominant contribution and that the spin-orbit term is entirely negligible in the hyperfine interaction, in agreement with constituent quark model results. More data are strongly desirable, especially in the strange sector in order to fully exploit the power of this approach. [less ▲]

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See detailThe [56,4+] baryon multiplet in the 1/N(c) expansion of QCD
Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Large Nc QCD 2004 (2004)

We use the $1/N_c$ expansion of QCD to analyze the spectrum of positive parity resonances with strangeness $S = 0, -1, -2$ and -3 in the 2--3 GeV mass region, supposed to belong to the $[\textbf{56},4 ... [more ▼]

We use the $1/N_c$ expansion of QCD to analyze the spectrum of positive parity resonances with strangeness $S = 0, -1, -2$ and -3 in the 2--3 GeV mass region, supposed to belong to the $[\textbf{56},4^+]$ multiplet. The mass operator is similar to that of $[\textbf{56},2^+]$, previously studied in the literature. The analysis of the latter is revisited. In the $[\textbf{56},4^+]$ multiplet we find that the spin-spin term brings the dominant contribution and that the spin-orbit term is entirely negligible in the hyperfine interaction, in agreement with constituent quark model results. More data are strongly desirable, especially in the strange sector in order to fully exploit the power of this approach. [less ▲]

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