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See detailA multicomponent exploration of verbal short-term storage deficits in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Peters, Frédéric; Majerus, Steve ULg; Olivier, Laurence et al

in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology (2007), 29(4), 405-417

Although many studies have shown diminished performance in verbal short-term memory tasks in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the cognitive processes responsible for this verbal short-term ... [more ▼]

Although many studies have shown diminished performance in verbal short-term memory tasks in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the cognitive processes responsible for this verbal short-term storage (STS) impairment are still unclear for both populations. We explored verbal STS functioning in patients with AD, elderly participants, and young participants, by investigating a series of processes that could underlie STS impairments in normal elderly and AD populations. The processes we investigated were (a) the influence of lexical and sublexical language knowledge on short-term storage performance, (b) functioning of the phonological loop component via word length and phonological similarity effects, and (c) executive control processes (coordination and integration). For the AD and elderly groups, the influence of language knowledge on verbal STS performance and the functioning of the phonological loop were preserved. In contrast, the AD group showed deficits for coordination and integration processes. Our results suggest that the verbal STS deficit observed in AD patients is related to impaired executive control processes. On the other hand, language-related processes underlying passive storage capacity seem to be preserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticomponent reactive modelling of ammonium contamination at a former coal carbonisation plant
Haerens, B.; Dassargues, Alain ULg; Prommer, H. et al

in Aardkundige Mededelingen (2002), 12

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See detailMulticonfiguration Dirac-Fock wavelengths and transition rates in the X-ray spectra of highly charged Ga-like ions from Yb39+ to U61+
Quinet, Pascal ULg; Biémont, Emile ULg; Palmeri, P. et al

in Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables (2007), 93(1), 167-182

A multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock (MCDF) technique has been used for computing the wavelengths and transition probabilities for lines in the X-ray spectra of the gallium-like ions from Yb XL to U LXII ... [more ▼]

A multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock (MCDF) technique has been used for computing the wavelengths and transition probabilities for lines in the X-ray spectra of the gallium-like ions from Yb XL to U LXII. Results are presented for the 4s(2)4p-4s(2)4d and 4s(2)4p-4s4p(2) allowed transitions (E1) as well as for the forbidden transitions (M1 and E2) within the ground configuration 4s(2)4p. A comparison of the calculated wavelengths with the few experimental results available is also presented. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticriteria and multiactors aspects of an interactive tool aiding to sketch the building envelope during the first stages of the architectural design
Hauglustaine, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2000, October)

The main objective of the present study is to introduce a rational method of aiding to design the envelope of a building, during the sketch design. The design method has for both objectives the respect of ... [more ▼]

The main objective of the present study is to introduce a rational method of aiding to design the envelope of a building, during the sketch design. The design method has for both objectives the respect of building costs (for the construction itself and in use), and the improvement of the energy performance. In the multicriteria and multiactors context, this interactive tool is using decision-making aids, in order to improve the architectural response to the client’s and regulations requirements, while aiding: - the project authors in their conception tasks, by making up the project architectural forces, in accordance with the actors’ objectives; - and the client in his participation in the multiple partners negotiation. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticriteria and multiactors interactive tool aiding to sketch the building envelope during the first stages of the architectural design, with objective of cost and energy performances
Hauglustaine, Jean-Marie ULg

in Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII: Integration of Building Envelopes (2001, December)

The present study explores a Multiple Criteria Decision Aid (MCDA) procedure, an aid to help project authors optimise the building envelope during the sketch design, where a significant number of choices ... [more ▼]

The present study explores a Multiple Criteria Decision Aid (MCDA) procedure, an aid to help project authors optimise the building envelope during the sketch design, where a significant number of choices are fixed, having a determining impact on the future building cost and use. The objective of the design method is the respect of building costs – for the building construction and use – and the energy performance improvement. An interactive tool has been developed within multicriteria and multiactors context. In order to improve the architectural response to the client’s and regulation requirements, it gives decision-making aids to: - the project authors: in making up the project architectural forces, in accordance with the actors’ objectives; - the client: in reaching his objectives of costs, building duration, comfort and functionality, while serenely assuming his responsibilities related to his building energy and environment performances. The design tool is organised in two linked modules, any actor may go in any module in any time: - the first one manages parameters describing the project requirements; - the graphic module allows to draw the sketch; it calculates geometric parameter values that it puts back in the first module. Permanently informed on cost and energy performances, the user can any time search for optimal scenario giving best satisfaction or compromise: he has at his disposal at lot of graphs illustrating the performance sensitivity to parameter variation, as well as an optimisation procedure using a genetic algorithm to find the most efficient parameter set. The software is organised to manage new building projects of housings, schools and offices (small to medium size projects). [less ▲]

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See detailMulticriteria and Multiple Actors Tool Aiding to Optimise Building Envelope at the Architectural Sketch Design
Hauglustaine, Jean-Marie ULg; Azar, Sleiman

in Informatica (2001), 12(1), 3-24

The PC software AMCE is proposing building actors (owner, project authors… ) a Multiple Criteria Decision Aid procedure (MCDA) to optimise the building envelope about cost and energy performances, during ... [more ▼]

The PC software AMCE is proposing building actors (owner, project authors… ) a Multiple Criteria Decision Aid procedure (MCDA) to optimise the building envelope about cost and energy performances, during the sketch design. Two main modules are linked, where the user interactively goes: - the first one managers parameters describing the project requirements; - the graphic pen-based module allows to draw the sketch; it calculates geometric parameter values and put them back in the first module. Permanently informed on foreseeable performances, the user can any time search for optimal scenario giving best satisfaction (manoactor optimisation) or most preferred compromise (multiactors optimisation). [less ▲]

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See detailMulticriterion Scantling Optimization of the Midship Section of a Passenger Vessel considering IACS Requirements
Richir, Thomas; Caprace, Jean-David ULg; Losseau, Nicolas ULg et al

in The 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS) (2007, October)

In the scantling design of a passenger ship, minimum production cost, minimum weight and maximum moment of inertia (stiffness) are conflicting objectives. For that purpose, recent improvements were made ... [more ▼]

In the scantling design of a passenger ship, minimum production cost, minimum weight and maximum moment of inertia (stiffness) are conflicting objectives. For that purpose, recent improvements were made to the LBR-5 software (French acronym of “Stiffened Panels Software”, version 5.0) to optimize the scantling of ship sections by considering production cost, weight and moment of inertia in the optimization objective function. Moreover, IACS requirements regarding bending, shearing and buckling strength are currently available in LBR-5. Until now, only raw scantling optimizations were performed with LBR-5. Thanks to new developments using heuristics, it is now possible to realize discrete optimization so that a standardized and “ready to use” set of optimum scantlings can be obtained. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticultural Policies and the State : a comparison of two European societies
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Book published by Ercomer (1998)

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See detailMulticulturalism and Citizenship in the European Union
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (1997, March 20)

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See detailMulticulturalism and Ethnicity in Europe
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2000, November 02)

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See detailMulticulturalism and Pos-Multiculturalism in a disintegrating State : Belgium, Workshop
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2011, April 28)

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See detailMulticulturalism and the Arts in European Cities
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Book published by Routledge (2014)

This book discusses the tension, or even the contradiction, between ethno-cultural segregation and ethno-cultural mixing in the field of the arts. It focuses on the local artistic sphere in the ... [more ▼]

This book discusses the tension, or even the contradiction, between ethno-cultural segregation and ethno-cultural mixing in the field of the arts. It focuses on the local artistic sphere in the multicultural EU cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Malmö and Vienna. The chapters show a variety of local experiences by exploring in each city discourses, policies and practices in the local artistic field and by addressing one or more of the following questions: How do cities construct diversity discourses and policies? How do migrants and subsequent generations mobilise in the local artistic scene? What type of collective identities and ethnicities are publicly expressed and constructed in the arts? Are immigrant and ethnic artists and productions supported by official cultural institutions? Are local cultural policies becoming multicultural? How do migrant and ethnic artist mobilise in order to change cultural policies? The contributors combine top-down and bottom-up perspectives from a variety of large, mid-size and small European cities to make sense of the links between migrants and ethnic groups and artistic change at the local level. They examine how the city as an artistic space is changed by minority artistic expression and also how local cultural institutions change minority artistic expressions. The chapter authors are drawn from broad variety of disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies, political science, sociology, urban studies and planning, offering the reader a broad variety of perspectives and insights into this area. This book was originally published as a special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. [less ▲]

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See detailLe multiculturalisme et les démocraties libérales
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2005, November 18)

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See detailLe multiculturalisme: entre pluralisme culturel et affirmation identitaire
Delruelle, Edouard ULg

in Les minorités : un défi pour les Etats. Actes du colloque international (12 et 13 mai 2011) (2012)

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See detailMultidentate small-molecule inhibitors of vaccinia H1-related (VHR) phosphatase decrease proliferation of cervix cancer cells.
Wu, Shuangding; Vossius, Sofie ULg; Rahmouni, Souad ULg et al

in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2009), 52(21), 6716-23

Loss of VHR phosphatase causes cell cycle arrest in HeLa carcinoma cells, suggesting that VHR inhibition may be a useful approach to halt the growth of cancer cells. We recently reported that VHR is ... [more ▼]

Loss of VHR phosphatase causes cell cycle arrest in HeLa carcinoma cells, suggesting that VHR inhibition may be a useful approach to halt the growth of cancer cells. We recently reported that VHR is upregulated in several cervix cancer cell lines as well as in carcinomas of the uterine cervix. Here we report the development of multidentate small-molecule inhibitors of VHR that inhibit its enzymatic activity at nanomolar concentrations and exhibit antiproliferative effects on cervix cancer cells. Chemical library screening was used to identify hit compounds, which were further prioritized in profiling and kinetic experiments. SAR analysis was applied in the search for analogs with improved potency and selectivity, resulting in the discovery of novel inhibitors that are able to interact with both the phosphate-binding pocket and several distinct hydrophobic regions within VHR’s active site. This multidentate binding mode was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The inhibitors decreased the proliferation of cervix cancer cells, while growth of primary normal keratinocytes was not affected. These compounds may be a starting point to develop drugs for the treatment of cervical cancer. [less ▲]

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