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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 detailKey-Note Speaker about: The political participation of immigrants in the formal political system
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (1999, October 31)

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See detailKeynote Lecture: Past and current research trends in ORC power systems
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg

Speech/Talk (2015)

The past years have seen an almost-exponentially increasing number of published papers in the ORC research field. This profusion of publications sometimes makes it difficult to get a global picture of the ... [more ▼]

The past years have seen an almost-exponentially increasing number of published papers in the ORC research field. This profusion of publications sometimes makes it difficult to get a global picture of the main challenges and ongoing research. Recent literature has also been characterized by a certain lack of originality, the same methods and approaches being repeated multiple times with few new relevant insights. It is therefore of primary importance to highlight the state-of-the-art and foster new and original research, potentially resulting in new technological improvements. This keynote provides an overview of the state of the art and of the main research trends in ORC power systems. It does not aim at covering all research fields, but highlights and describes a few relevant topics originating from the previous ORC conferences and from the scientific literature. The main methods, mathematical tools and results are described in such a way to provide useful information for the replication of such studies. Recommendations are finally formulated, together with an open discussion regarding possible relevant future contributions in ORC research. [less ▲]

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See detailKeynote speech: Revisiting the Social Economy through Social Entrepreneurship
Defourny, Jacques ULg

Conference (2014, November 18)

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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 (2015)

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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 detailKIC 4768731: a bright long-period roAp star in the Kepler field
Smalley, B.; Niemczura, E.; Murphy, S. J. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015), 452

We report the identification of 61.45 d[SUP]-1[/SUP] (711.2 μHz) oscillations, with amplitudes of 62.6 μmag, in KIC 4768731 (HD 225914) using Kepler photometry. This relatively bright (V = 9.17 ... [more ▼]

We report the identification of 61.45 d[SUP]-1[/SUP] (711.2 μHz) oscillations, with amplitudes of 62.6 μmag, in KIC 4768731 (HD 225914) using Kepler photometry. This relatively bright (V = 9.17) chemically peculiar star with spectral type A5 Vp SrCr(Eu) has previously been found to exhibit rotational modulation with a period of 5.21 d. Fourier analysis reveals a simple dipole pulsator with an amplitude that has remained stable over a 4-yr time span, but with a frequency that is variable. Analysis of high-resolution spectra yields stellar parameters of T[SUB]eff[/SUB] = 8100 ± 200 K, log g = 4.0 ± 0.2, [Fe/H] = +0.31 ± 0.24 and v sin i = 14.8 ± 1.6 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]. Line profile variations caused by rotation are also evident. Lines of Sr, Cr, Eu, Mg and Si are strongest when the star is brightest, while Y and Ba vary in antiphase with the other elements. The abundances of rare earth elements are only modestly enhanced compared to other roAp stars of similar T[SUB]eff[/SUB] and log g. Radial velocities in the literature suggest a significant change over the past 30 yr, but the radial velocities presented here show no significant change over a period of 4 yr. [less ▲]

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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 (invited tutorial session) (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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See detailKidding and embryo survival rate after traditional or direct transfer of frozen/thawed goat embryons
Baril, G.; Pougnard, J. L.; Leboeuf, B. et al

in Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (2004)

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See detailKidney and Pancreas Transplantation : The history of Surgical Techniques and immunosuppression
SQUIFFLET, Jean-Paul ULg

in current issues and future direction in kidney transplantation (2013)

Pancreas Transplantation aims at providing Beta cells replacement in diabetic patients, especially for type 1 diabetes recipients in whom Beta cells had been destroyed by an autoimmune process. The final ... [more ▼]

Pancreas Transplantation aims at providing Beta cells replacement in diabetic patients, especially for type 1 diabetes recipients in whom Beta cells had been destroyed by an autoimmune process. The final achievement is to restore a normal physiological control of glucose metabolism in order to halt or reverse the secondary complications of diabetes i.e. retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, micro – and macro - angiopathy [1]. That can be achieved by a vascularised pancreas graft (referred as Pancreas Transplantation, PT) or by islet grafting (referred as Islet Transplantation, IT). The former PT includes transplanting 95% of unuseful cells, the exocrine part from one pancreas, while the last one IP, embolizing into the recipient liver, Islets of Langerhans after digestion and purification of several human pancreases. Three types of PT can be performed: the pancreas and a kidney are simultaneously transplanted with a single induction of immunosuppression (IS) therapy in hoping to correct both uremia and diabetes mellitus (SPK = Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation); the pancreas is transplanted after a successful kidney graft allowing two induction therapies along with the basic IS treatment (PAK = Pancreas After Kidney Transplantation) ; and finally the Pancreas can be transplanted alone in pre-uremic recipients with unawareness hypoglycaemic events or with rapidly evolving secondary complications of diabetes such as proliferative retinopathy, or advanced neuropathy (PTA = Pancreas Transplantation Alone) [1]. Moreover, in SPK, both organs the Pancreas and the Kidney are procured from the same deceased donor, either donor after brain death (DBD) or donor after cardiac death (DCD). In some US institutions, a segmental pancreas and the left kidney, are procured in a living donor [2], using a laparoscopic approach in the more recent year [3]. For PAK, in order to avoid an excessive IS load and two induction therapies, other institutions had proposed whenever possible to keep in stand-by the potential live kidney donor until a cadaver whole pancreatic compatible graft is available [1]. By contrast, the number of PTA remains limited in non uremic recipients with life-threatening complications of diabetes, in whom one might hope to avoid the hypoglycaemic events with a successful graft. That can also be achieved with IT. But except for rare cases, insulin independence with IT requires more than a single human pancreas and is limited over time [1]. Moreover, IT needs costly materials, chambers and rooms for preparation. That’s why IT will not be included in the present report. [less ▲]

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See detailKidney donation after circulatory death in a country with a high number of brain dead donors: 10 -year experience in Belgium
Jochmans, Ina; Darius, Tom; Kuypers, Dirk et al

in Transplant International (2012), 25

Worldwide shortage of standard brain dead donors (DBD) has revived the use of kidneys donated after circulatory death (DCD). We reviewed the Belgian DCD kidney transplant (KT) experience since its ... [more ▼]

Worldwide shortage of standard brain dead donors (DBD) has revived the use of kidneys donated after circulatory death (DCD). We reviewed the Belgian DCD kidney transplant (KT) experience since its reintroduction in 2000. Risk factors for delayed graft function (DGF) were identified using multivariate analysis. Five-year patient/graft survival was assessed using Kaplan–Meier curves. The evolution of the kidney donor type and the impact of DCDs on the total KT activity in Belgium were compared with the Netherlands. Between 2000 and 2009, 287 DCD KT were performed. Primary nonfunction occurred in 1% and DGF in 31%. Five-year patient and death-censored graft survival were 93% and 95%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, cold storage (versus machine perfusion), cold ischemic time, and histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution were independent risk factors for the development of DGF. Despite an increased number of DCD donations and transplantations, the total number of deceased KT did not increase significantly. This could suggest a shift from DBDs to DCDs. To increase KT activity, Belgium should further expand controlled DCD programs while simultaneously improve the identification of all potential DBDs and avoid their referral for donation as DCDs before brain death occurs. Furthermore, living donation remains underused. Transplant International ISSN 0934-0874 ª [less ▲]

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