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See detailMinimum, une autre utopie de l’écriture architecturale contemporaine
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2004, January 15)

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See detailMining and Biodiversity: The Study Case of Ecosystem Reconstruction in Katanga (DRC)
Lebrun, Julie ULg; Semereab, Ezana; Rensonnet, Audrey et al

Conference (2010, September)

The Katangan copper-cobalt deposits (Democratic Republic of Congo) are part of the Central African Copperbelt, one of the world’s greatest metallogenic province. The ore comes to the surface in a series ... [more ▼]

The Katangan copper-cobalt deposits (Democratic Republic of Congo) are part of the Central African Copperbelt, one of the world’s greatest metallogenic province. The ore comes to the surface in a series of hills isolated in the miombo woodland. These unique ecosystems present high metals concentration levels where a specific vegetation develops. Flora comprises more than 600 species from which 30 are endemics. Due to the recent revival of mining activities in the region, copper plant communities of Katanga and their associated flora are now critically threatened. Tenke Fungurume Mining sarl (TFM), an important mining company operating in Katanga, has developed a Biological Diversity Action Plan (BDAP) to conserve copper-cobalt flora and mitigate potential species extinction risk. One of the most original BDAP tasks is an ecosystem reconstruction experiment that should preserve plant communities representative of the diversity found on the exploited hill and to provide the plant material for further post-exploitation restoration. From December 2007 to April 2009, full vegetation blocks were translocated with their soil mat on an adequate mineral substrate of 1500m². Since 2008, the artificial ecosystem is monitored every year. Three communities were successfully recreated. A total of 125 species were found in the ecosystem which represents half of the original species richness. Population size decreased for only 12 out of 32 surveyed species. This first experience shows that ecosystem reconstruction is successful and may be used as a strategy to conserve copper-cobalt plant communities in their habitat. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mining work of children under methodological plurality
Andre, Géraldine ULg; Godin, Marie; Mrsic-Garac, Sonia

Conference (2008, September)

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See detailMiniporträt Isländisch
Zeevaert, Ludger ULg; Duke, Janet

in Hufeisen, Britta; Marx, Nicole (Eds.) EuroComGerm - Die sieben Siebe : Germanische Sprachen lesen lernen (2007)

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See detailMinireview: Hormones and Human Sexual Orientation.
Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Endocrinology (2011)

Many people believe that sexual orientation (homosexuality vs. heterosexuality) is determined by education and social constraints. There are, however, a large number of studies indicating that prenatal ... [more ▼]

Many people believe that sexual orientation (homosexuality vs. heterosexuality) is determined by education and social constraints. There are, however, a large number of studies indicating that prenatal factors have an important influence on this critical feature of human sexuality. Sexual orientation is a sexually differentiated trait (over 90% of men are attracted to women and vice versa). In animals and men, many sexually differentiated characteristics are organized during early life by sex steroids, and one can wonder whether the same mechanism also affects human sexual orientation. Two types of evidence support this notion. First, multiple sexually differentiated behavioral, physiological, or even morphological traits are significantly different in homosexual and heterosexual populations. Because some of these traits are known to be organized by prenatal steroids, including testosterone, these differences suggest that homosexual subjects were, on average, exposed to atypical endocrine conditions during development. Second, clinical conditions associated with significant endocrine changes during embryonic life often result in an increased incidence of homosexuality. It seems therefore that the prenatal endocrine environment has a significant influence on human sexual orientation but a large fraction of the variance in this behavioral characteristic remains unexplained to date. Genetic differences affecting behavior either in a direct manner or by changing embryonic hormone secretion or action may also be involved. How these biological prenatal factors interact with postnatal social factors to determine life-long sexual orientation remains to be determined. [less ▲]

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See detailMinireview: the neuroendocrine regulation of puberty: is the time ripe for a system biology approach?
Ojeda, Sergio; Lomniczi, Alejandro; Mastronardi, Claudio et al

in Endocrinology (2006), 147

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See detailLe ministère du Combat spirituel en République démocratique du Congo. Reprise de la mission d'évangélisation, retournement et (ré)novation politico-religieuse
Meiers, Bénédicte ULg

in Sappia, Caroline; Servais, Olivier (Eds.) Mission et engagement politique après 1945. Afrique, Amérique latine, Europe (2010)

Cette contribution appréhende les enjeux politiques de la mission du « ministère du Combat spirituel » (MCS), mouvement pentecôtiste évangélique créé par le couple Olangi-Wosho à Kinshasa en 1991. Ce ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution appréhende les enjeux politiques de la mission du « ministère du Combat spirituel » (MCS), mouvement pentecôtiste évangélique créé par le couple Olangi-Wosho à Kinshasa en 1991. Ce ministère est replacé dans la perspective du « fait missionnaire » considéré comme « événement politique » et en ce sens il apparaît que la « mission » demeure un réservoir de représentations imaginaires, un modèle organisationnel, une filière de socialisation élitaire aussi bien que populaire, un acteur économique, un lieu de luttes sociales et matérielles. [less ▲]

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See detailLe ministère public est-il tenu au secret de l'instruction ? Ou les incidences du secret de l'instruction sur l'intervention de la partie publique dans les procédures civiles et pénales
Michiels, Olivier ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2007)

Dans cet article, l'auteur examine le droit d'appel du ministère public dans les matières civiles ( article 138bis paragraphe 1er du Code judiciaire ) et le secret de l'instruction à l'égard de la partie ... [more ▼]

Dans cet article, l'auteur examine le droit d'appel du ministère public dans les matières civiles ( article 138bis paragraphe 1er du Code judiciaire ) et le secret de l'instruction à l'égard de la partie publique. [less ▲]

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See detailMinitransplants: allogeneic stem cell transplantation with reduced toxicity.
Beguin, Yves ULg; Baron, Frédéric ULg

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2003), 58(1), 37-45

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used for the treatment of selected hematological malignancies. Its curative potential is based on two very different mechanisms, involving the ... [more ▼]

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used for the treatment of selected hematological malignancies. Its curative potential is based on two very different mechanisms, involving the conditioning regimen and the graft-versus-host reactions, respectively. The high-dose chemo-radiotherapy conditioning regimen is aimed at destroying tumor cells, ablating the host immune system (to prevent rejection) and eliminating the host bone marrow (to "make space" for donor stem cells). However, the definitive eradication of tumor cells is also largely mediated by an immune-mediated destruction of malignant cells by donor lymphocytes termed graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) or graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect. However, because of its toxicity, conventional allogeneic HSCT is restricted to younger (< 55 years) and fitter patients. These observations led several groups to set up new (less toxic) transplant protocols based on a two step approach: first the use of immunosuppressive (but nonmyeloablative) conditioning regimens providing sufficient immunosuppression to achieve engraftment of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells and, in a second step, destruction of malignant cells by the GVL effect. These transplants are called nonmyeloablative HSCT or reduced-conditioning HSCT or minitransplants. Preliminary results show that minitransplants are feasible with a relatively low transplant-related mortality (TRM) even in patients up to 70 years. In addition, strong anti-tumor responses are observed in several hematological malignancies as well as in some patients with renal cell carcinoma. As the benefits of minitransplants over alternative forms of treatment remain to be demonstrated, this strategy should be restricted to patients included in clinical trials. [less ▲]

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See detailMinkowski space structure of the Higgs potential in 2HDM
Ivanov, Igor ULg

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (2007), 75

The Higgs potential of 2HDM keeps its generic form under the group of transformation GL(2,C), which is larger than the usually considered reparametrization group SU(2). This reparametrization symmetry ... [more ▼]

The Higgs potential of 2HDM keeps its generic form under the group of transformation GL(2,C), which is larger than the usually considered reparametrization group SU(2). This reparametrization symmetry induces the Minkowski space structure in the orbit space of 2HDM. Exploiting this property, we present a geometric analysis of the number and properties of stationary points of the most general 2HDM potential. In particular, we prove that charge-breaking and neutral vacua never coexist in 2HDM and establish conditions when the most general explicitly CP-conserving Higgs potential has spontaneously CP-violating minima. We also define the prototypical model of a given 2HDM, which has six free parameters less than the original one but still contains all the essential physics. Our analysis avoids manipulation with high-order algebraic equations. [less ▲]

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See detailMinkowski space structure of the Higgs potential in the two-Higgs-doublet model. II. Minima, symmetries, and topology
Ivanov, Igor ULg

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (2008), 77

We continue to explore the consequences of the recently discovered Minkowski space structure of the Higgs potential in the two-Higgs-doublet model. Here, we focus on the vacuum properties. The search for ... [more ▼]

We continue to explore the consequences of the recently discovered Minkowski space structure of the Higgs potential in the two-Higgs-doublet model. Here, we focus on the vacuum properties. The search for extrema of the Higgs potential is reformulated in terms of 3-quadrics in the 3+1-dimensional Minkowski space. We prove that 2HDM cannot have more than two local minima in the orbit space and that a twice-degenerate minimum can arise only via spontaneous violation of a discrete symmetry of the Higgs potential. Investigating topology of the 3-quadrics, we give concise criteria for existence of noncontractible paths in the Higgs orbit space. We also study explicit symmetries of the Higgs potential/Lagrangian and their spontaneous violation from a wider perspective than usual. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Minkowski-Bouligand dimension and the interior-to-edge ratio of habitats.
Imre, A; Bogaert, Jan ULg

in Fractals (2005), 14(1), 49-53

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See detailMinocycline attenuates HIV-1 infection and suppresses chronic immune activation in humanized NOD/LtsZ-scidIL-2Rgamma(null) mice.
Singh, Maneesh; Singh, Pratibha; Vaira, Dolores et al

in Immunology (2014), 142(4), 562-72

More than a quarter of a century of research has established chronic immune activation and dysfunctional T cells as central features of chronic HIV infection and subsequent immunodeficiency. Consequently ... [more ▼]

More than a quarter of a century of research has established chronic immune activation and dysfunctional T cells as central features of chronic HIV infection and subsequent immunodeficiency. Consequently, the search for a new immunomodulatory therapy that could reduce immune activation and improve T-cell function has been increased. However, the lack of small animal models for in vivo HIV study has hampered progress. In the current study, we have investigated a model of cord blood haematopoietic progenitor cells (CB-HPCs) -transplanted humanized NOD/LtsZ-scidIL-2Rgamma(null) mice in which progression of HIV infection is associated with widespread chronic immune activation and inflammation. Indeed, HIV infection in humanized NSG mice caused up-regulation of several T-cell immune activation markers such as CD38, HLA-DR, CD69 and co-receptor CCR5. T-cell exhaustion markers PD-1 and CTLA-4 were found to be significantly up-regulated on T cells. Moreover, increased plasmatic levels of lipopolysaccharide, sCD14 and interleukin-10 were also observed in infected mice. Treatment with minocycline resulted in a significant decrease of expression of cellular and plasma immune activation markers, inhibition of HIV replication and improved T-cell counts in HIV-infected humanized NSG mice. The study demonstrates that minocycline could be an effective, low-cost adjunctive treatment to regulate chronic immune activation and replication of HIV. [less ▲]

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See detailMinor compounds and oxidative stability of mono-varietal virgin olive oils produced in eastern of Morocco
Mansouri, Farid; Benmoumen, Abdessamad; Richard, Gaetan ULg et al

in Food Chemistry (in press)

The aim of this study is to characterize monovarietal virgin olive oils (VOOs) of new high-density plantings system of three cultivars (Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki) which have been recently ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to characterize monovarietal virgin olive oils (VOOs) of new high-density plantings system of three cultivars (Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki) which have been recently introduced in the eastern mediterranean region of Morocco. In this study, we have also conducted comparison between those monovarietal VOOs and olive oil of the local olive cultivar Picholine marocaine. Monovarietal VOOs characterization has been carried out by analysing several parameters, including quality index and olive oil stability to oxidation. Significant differences between the analysed olive oils were highlighted. They depend on cultivars and technological conditions of processing. We have noticed that Koroneiki olive oil have higher content of phenols (459.48 mg kg-1) and have the best value of oxidative stability (93.16 h). On the other hand Arbrosana’s VOO has low content of total phenols (260.85 mg kg-1) but it was distinguished by its higher content of alpha-tocopherol (460.07 mg kg-1). In addition, ten phenolic compounds present in virgin olive oils, were identified and quantitatively assessed by HPLC. Hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, luteoline, pinoresinol and apigenin were the main phenolic compounds in those analyzed monovarietal VOOS. [less ▲]

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See detailMinor contributions and notes: an absorption line of C IV in stellar spectra
Mack, J.-E.; Swings, Polydore ULg; Struve, Otto

in Astrophysical Journal (1932), 76

An absorption line at λ 4658.41, observed in O-type stars, is probably identical with C IV 4658.64. This line has the distinction of requiring the greatest energy of excitation of any line yet observed in ... [more ▼]

An absorption line at λ 4658.41, observed in O-type stars, is probably identical with C IV 4658.64. This line has the distinction of requiring the greatest energy of excitation of any line yet observed in stellar absorption spectra. [less ▲]

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See detailMinorité et tutelle
Deguel, François ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques notariales (2010)

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See detailMinorité prolongée, interdiction et conseil judiciaire: les dernières années
Leleu, Yves-Henri ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Les incapacités (2003)

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See detailMinorités deleuziennes et politiques linguistiques
Petteni, Oriane ULg

Conference (2011, February)

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See detailMinorities in European Cities: The Dynamics of Social Integration and Social Exclusion at the Neighbourhood Level
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Body-Gendrot, Sophie

Book published by MacMillan & St. Martin's Press (2000)

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