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See detailKey Issues for a Work Program to Implement Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Semal, Nathalie ULg

Speech (2002)

This allocution aimed to contribute to: • the defining of recommendations to make for the elaboration of a SBSTA work program for the development of Article 6 of the FCCC; • the analysis and discussion of ... [more ▼]

This allocution aimed to contribute to: • the defining of recommendations to make for the elaboration of a SBSTA work program for the development of Article 6 of the FCCC; • the analysis and discussion of strategies that promote the development of programs for education, training and public awareness on climate change, with a special emphasis on capacity building; • the identification of useful initiatives that facilitate the coordination of measures taken regarding climate change, in order to avoid the useless repetition of similar efforts and to make the most of combined actions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe key role of corneocytes in pityrosporoses.
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Xhauflaire, Emmanuelle ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2006), 212(1), 23-6

Pityrosporoses encompass various Malassezia-driven conditions. Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are members of this family of disorders. Their precise pathomechanisms have not been completely elucidated ... [more ▼]

Pityrosporoses encompass various Malassezia-driven conditions. Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are members of this family of disorders. Their precise pathomechanisms have not been completely elucidated so far. This review focuses on the role of corneocytes in these disorders. Malassezia yeasts are not evenly distributed at the surface of the stratum corneum. Rather, they are clumped on some corneocytes while other corneocytes in their vicinity are almost free of these microorganisms. The corneocytes heavily coated by yeasts suggest a cell-related defect in the mechanisms controlling the skin biocene including the natural antimicrobial peptides and nitric oxide. Most environmental factors influencing pityrosporoses indeed affect the natural human defenses against certain microorganisms. We frame as a hypothesis that the primary defect in some Malassezia-driven disorders resides in the corneocytes and their precursor keratinocytes. [less ▲]

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See detailKey role of intramolecular metal chelation and hydrogen bonding in the cobalt-mediated radical polymerization of N-vinyl amides
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Morin, Aurélie; Kermagoret, Anthony ULg et al

in Chemistry : A European Journal (2012), 18

This work reveals the preponderance of an intramolecular metal chelation phenomenon in a controlled radical polymerization system involving the reversible trapping of the radical chains by a cobalt ... [more ▼]

This work reveals the preponderance of an intramolecular metal chelation phenomenon in a controlled radical polymerization system involving the reversible trapping of the radical chains by a cobalt complex, i.e. the bis(acetylacetonato)cobalt(II). The cobalt-mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) of a series of N-vinyl amides was considered in order to evidence the effect of the cobalt chelation by the amide moiety of the last monomer unit of the chain. The latter reinforces the cobalt-polymer bond in the order N-vinylpyrrolidone < N-vinyl caprolactam < N-methyl-N-vinyl acetamide, and is responsible for the optimal control of the polymerizations observed for the last two monomers. Such a double linkage between the controlling agent and the polymer, via a covalent bond and a dative one, is unique in the field of controlled radical polymerization and represents a powerful opportunity to fine tune the equilibrium between latent and free radicals. The possible hydrogen bond formation is also taken into account in the case of N-vinyl acetamide and N-vinyl formamide. These results are essential for understanding factors influencing a Co-C bond strength in general, and the CMRP mechanism in particular, but also for developing a powerful platform for the synthesis of new precision poly(N-vinyl amide)s, an important class of polymers which sustains numerous applications today. [less ▲]

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See detailKey role of metal-coordination in cobalt mediated radical polymerization
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Poli, Rinaldo; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

Poster (2008, May 22)

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See detailKey role of metal-coordination in cobalt-mediated radical polymerization of vinyl acetate
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Poli, Rinaldo; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof (Ed.) Controlled/living radical polymerization: progress in RAFT, DT, NMP & OMRP (2009)

Cobalt mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) of vinyl acetate (VAc) follows a reversible termination mechanism when initiated from a preformed alkyl-cobalt(III) complex. In these particular conditions ... [more ▼]

Cobalt mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) of vinyl acetate (VAc) follows a reversible termination mechanism when initiated from a preformed alkyl-cobalt(III) complex. In these particular conditions, CMRP functions as a stable free radical process and fine tuning of the Co-C bond strength becomes crucial. Increase of temperature and addition of molecules, such as water, dimethylformamide and dimethylsulfoxide, able to coordinate the cobalt complex appeared as efficient strategies to weaken the Co-C bond and thus to speed up the polymerization while maintaining a very good control of the VAc polymerization. The key role of metal-coordination was investigated by kinetic measurements combined with DFT calculations. [less ▲]

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See detailThe key role of nitrones in the controlled radical polymerization of vinyl monomers
Sciannamea, Valérie

Doctoral thesis (2005)

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See detailKey roles for metal transport proteins in naturally selected Zn/Cd hyperaccumulation and tolerance in A. halleri
Talke, Ina N.; Hanikenne, Marc ULg; Ertych, N. et al

Poster (2007, June 26)

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See detailKey roles of LFA-1 in leukocyte migration and immune response
Zecchinon, Laurent ULg; Fett, Thomas ULg; Vanden Bergh, Philippe ULg et al

in Clinical & Applied Immunology Reviews (2006), 6

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See detailThe Key
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Pagnoulle, Christine (Ed.) Writing (on) Short Stories (1997)

This, for once, is a creative text, in a collection that combines creation and criticism.

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See detailKeys to promote Good Practices in ODL by a TECC Approach (Training Embedded Coached Course Construction): Illustrations through a Postgraduate Degree and an Annual Competitive Call
Poumay, Marianne ULg

in Educational Media International (2003), 40(3-4), 229-237

The article presents two parallel initiatives contributing to an open and distance learning (ODL) deployment, comparing them using the LabSET Keys to implement a Training Embedded Coached Course ... [more ▼]

The article presents two parallel initiatives contributing to an open and distance learning (ODL) deployment, comparing them using the LabSET Keys to implement a Training Embedded Coached Course Construction (TECCC) approach. The article examines some of the challenges faced by the support to trainers using the Web as an instructional tool to facilitate learner-centered practices. It includes a definition of "quality courses". [less ▲]

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See detailKeys to the identification of prehension and hafting traces
Rots, Veerle ULg

in Marreiros, Juan; Gibaja, Juan; Bicho, Nuno (Eds.) Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology (in press)

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See detailKhả năng sinh trưởng và phẩm chất tinh dịch lợn đực Piétrain kháng stress nuôi tại Trung tâm giống lợn chất lượng cao - Trường Đại học Nông nghiệp Hà Nội
Ha Xuan, Bo; Do Duc, Luc ULg; Bui Van, Dinh et al

in Journal of Science and Development (2013), 11(2), 194-199

This study was carried out on 10 stress-negative Piétrain boars including 3 pigs of halothane genotype CC and 7 of CT at the pig breeding farm of Hanoi University of Agriculture in order to evaluate ... [more ▼]

This study was carried out on 10 stress-negative Piétrain boars including 3 pigs of halothane genotype CC and 7 of CT at the pig breeding farm of Hanoi University of Agriculture in order to evaluate effects of season (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and halothane genotype (CC and CT) on the production performance and semen traits. The results showed that the difference in daily average gain was not significant between CC (559.57 g/day) and CT boars (546.31 g/day). The halothane genotype did not affect semen traits (P>0.05) except ejaculation volume (P<0.001). Ejaculation volume of CC genotype (270.95ml) was higher than that of CT (220.82ml). Season had significant effect on ejaculation volume, sperm concentration and pH of semen (P<0.001) as well as total number of sperms moving straight ahead per each ejaculation (P<0.05). Semen volume was highest in autumn (293.02 ml) followed by summer (195.00 ml) and spring (190.86 ml) while this tendency was inverse for sperm concentration. Total number of sperms moving straight ahead per each ejaculation was highest in Autumn (47.15 billion) followed by Spring (45.20 billion) and lowest in Summer (36.74 billion). Semen traits of the stress-negative Piétrain boars were in accordance to the standards of technical criteria for animal breeding accoprding to the DecisionNo. 1712/QĐ-BNN-CN (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development, Vietnam), except sperm motility and growth performance were lower than specified. [less ▲]

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See detailKhảo sát một số chỉ tiêu chất lượng thịt trâu bò
Do Duc, Luc ULg; Thanh, Nguyen Chi; Thinh, Nguyen Hoang et al

in Journal of Science and Development (2009), 7(1), 17-24

A survey was carried out on 13 Vietnamese Yellow cattle, 14 LaiSind cattle and 18 buffalos in Hanoi to estimate the quality of longissimus dorsi in terms of pH, color, drip loss, cooking loss and ... [more ▼]

A survey was carried out on 13 Vietnamese Yellow cattle, 14 LaiSind cattle and 18 buffalos in Hanoi to estimate the quality of longissimus dorsi in terms of pH, color, drip loss, cooking loss and tenderness at 6 different postmortem intervals. It was found that the pH value of longissimus dorsi was not significantly different among the 3 breeds (P>0.05), being reduced rapidly during the first 36 hours postmortem, and then stayed stable. The value was in the range that was considered to be normal. Conversely, the color values L*, a* and b* tended to increase and also stable at 36 hours postmortem, except that for LaiSind cattle at 48 hours. According to L* scale, the meat of Yellow and LaiSind cattle met the normal quality but the buffalo meat was considered to be dark cutters. The tenderness of longissimus dorsi was significantly different among the breeds (P<0.05). The value was highest at 48 hours and then decreased for LaiSind and buffalo, but for Yellow cattle the value decreased continuously after slaughtering In terms of tenderness buffalo meat and Yellow cattle meat were classified as “intermediate”, while LaiSind meat was out of this interval and classified as “tough”. Drip loss ratio was increased with the time of preservation (P<0.05). The cooking loss ratio was lowest at 12 hours and higher at the next period, but there was no significant difference among the periods after 36 hours postmotem. [less ▲]

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See detailKibaran A-type granitoids and mafic rocks generated by two mantle sources in a late orogenic setting (Burundi)
Tack, Luc; Liégeois, Jean-Paul ULg; Deblond, André et al

in Precambrian Research (1994), 68

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See detailKick synchronization versus diffusive synchronization
Mauroy, Alexandre ULg; Sacré, Pierre ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2012, December)

The paper provides an introductory discussion about two fundamental models of oscillator synchronization: the (continuous-time) diffusive model, that dominates the mathematical literature on ... [more ▼]

The paper provides an introductory discussion about two fundamental models of oscillator synchronization: the (continuous-time) diffusive model, that dominates the mathematical literature on synchronization, and the (hybrid) kick model, that accounts for most popular examples of synchronization, but for which only few theoretical results exist. The paper stresses fundamental differences between the two models, such as the different contraction measures underlying the analysis, as well as important analogies that can be drawn in the limit of weak coupling. [less ▲]

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