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See detailIs migration a good substitute for education subsidies?
Docquier, Frédéric; Faye, Ousmane; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Development Economics (2008), (86), 263-276

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level <br />of schooling in developing countries. In this paper, we introduce ... [more ▼]

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level <br />of schooling in developing countries. In this paper, we introduce educational subsidies determined by governments concerned by <br />the number of skilled workers remaining in the country. Our theoretical analysis shows that developing countries can benefit from <br />skilled emigration when educational subsidies entail high fiscal distortions. However when taxes are not too distortionary, it is <br />desirable to impede emigration and subsidize education. We then investigate the empirical relationship between educational <br />subsidies and migration prospects, obtaining a negative relationship for 105 countries. Based on this result, we revisit the country <br />specific effects of skilled migration upon human capital. We show that the endogeneity of public subsidies reduces the number of <br />winners and increases the magnitude of the losses. <br />© 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIs motor sequence learning impaired in Developmental Coordination Disorder?
Lejeune, Caroline ULg; Catale, Corinne ULg; Schmitz, Xavier ULg et al

Poster (2012)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a developmental disorder characterized by marked impairments in motor skills. Despite its negative impact on daily activities and on cognitive and academic ... [more ▼]

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a developmental disorder characterized by marked impairments in motor skills. Despite its negative impact on daily activities and on cognitive and academic performance, the mechanisms underlying this disorder remain largely unknown. One hypothesis that has been proposed is that the poor motor coordination abilities may be attributed to impairments in motor learning and, more specifically, in learning of the correct sequencing of movements (Gheysen et al., 2011). To date, only two studies have directly investigated sequence learning in DCD, but their results are contradictory. The aim of this study was to explore learning of motor sequence in DCD children by means of a modified version of the Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task where the standard keyboard was replaced by a touch screen in order to reduce the impact of the DCD group’s motor difficulties. A total of 34 children (17 with DCD and 17 typically developing (TD) children aged between 6 and 12 years old participated in this study. Results show that DCD children were able to learn the sequence as fast and as accurately as TD children. These findings, showing that children with DCD present the same degree of implicit learning as TD children, differ from those obtained by Gheysen et al. (2011) and so, challenge the motor sequence learning deficit hypothesis. We suggest that differences between studies are not related to an implicit sequence learning deficit per se in children with DCD, but rather to methodological aspects like the response mode used in the studies. [less ▲]

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See detailIs neon a viable solution to the solar model problem? Insights from nearby B-type stars
Morel, Thierry ULg; Butler, Keith

in Journal of Physics Conference Series (2008), 118

The recent downward revision of the solar CNO photospheric abundances now leads to severe inconsistencies between theoretical models for the Sun's internal structure and the results of helioseismology ... [more ▼]

The recent downward revision of the solar CNO photospheric abundances now leads to severe inconsistencies between theoretical models for the Sun's internal structure and the results of helioseismology. There have been claims that the solar Ne abundance may be underestimated and that an increase in this ill-defined quantity could alleviate (or even completely solve) this problem. To address the validity of this hypothesis, we present a fully homogeneous non-LTE abundance analysis of the optical Ne I/II lines in a sample of 18 nearby B-type stars. Our very preliminary results point towards a mean neon abundance slightly higher than the new solar value, but apparently insufficient by itself to restore the agreement between the solar models and the helioseismological constraints. [less ▲]

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See detailIs neutrophil elastase associated with myeloperoxidase concentration and post-thawing parameters in equine frozen semen?
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; de la Rebière de Pouyade, Geoffroy ULg; Desvals, Maud et al

in Animal Reproduction Science (2010), 121S

Non sperm cells concentration is higher in unfreezable semen. A relation between non-sperm cells in fresh semen and MPO and post thawing quality has been observed. Neutrophil Elastase seems to have no ... [more ▼]

Non sperm cells concentration is higher in unfreezable semen. A relation between non-sperm cells in fresh semen and MPO and post thawing quality has been observed. Neutrophil Elastase seems to have no effect on semen characteristics and to be not associated with on-sperm cells and freezability. [less ▲]

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See detailIs non-host pollen suitable for generalist bumblebees?
Vanderplanck, Maryse ULg; Decleves, S.; Roger, N. et al

in Insect Science (2016)

Current evidence suggests that pollen is both chemically and structurally protected. Despite increasing interest in studying bee-flower networks, the constraints for bee development related to pollen ... [more ▼]

Current evidence suggests that pollen is both chemically and structurally protected. Despite increasing interest in studying bee-flower networks, the constraints for bee development related to pollen nutritional content, toxicity and digestibility as well as their role in the shaping of bee-flower interactions have been poorly studied. In this study we combined bioassays of the generalist bee Bombus terrestris on pollen of Cirsium, Trifolium, Salix, and Cistus genera with an assessment of nutritional content, toxicity, and digestibility of pollen. Microcolonies showed significant differences in their development, non-host pollen of Cirsium being the most unfavorable. This pollen was characterized by the presence of quite rare δ7-sterols and a low digestibility. Cirsium consumption seemed increase syrup collection, which is probably related to a detoxification mixing behavior. These results strongly suggest that pollen traits may act as drivers of plant selection by bees and partly explain why Asteraceae pollen is rare in bee generalist diet. © 2016 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. [less ▲]

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See detailHet is nooit goed. Marginalia bij De pasvorm van de goede smaak van Marc Reynebeau
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Yang : Tijdschrift voor Literatuur en Kommunikatie (1995), 31(3-4), 111-121

This article criticizes the illusions of normative literary criticism, which hopes to determine 'once and for all' the true and objective value of literature.

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See detailHet is nooit te laat om (goed) te leren lezen ... Systematic review
Beaudart, Charlotte ULg; Rabenda, Véronique ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg

in Gunaïkeia (2016), 21(9), 37-40

Een systematic review of systematisch literatuuronderzoek wordt meestal gebruikt om een samenvatting te maken van de resultaten van meerdere studies over hetzelfde onderwerp. Systematische ... [more ▼]

Een systematic review of systematisch literatuuronderzoek wordt meestal gebruikt om een samenvatting te maken van de resultaten van meerdere studies over hetzelfde onderwerp. Systematische literatuurstudies zijn dus heel belangrijk, in het bijzonder de voorbije jaren, waarin het aantal in de literatuur gepubliceerde artikelen is geëxplodeerd! Een systematic review wordt beschouwd als een onderzoek met een hoog wetenschappelijk bewijsniveau. Het staat aan de top van de piramide van de evidence-based medicine. Als het onderzoek van goede kwaliteit is, heeft het dus een hoger bewijsniveau dan gerandomiseerde gecontroleerde studies, cohortstudies, case-controlstudies… [less ▲]

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See detailIs one's own face really harder to ignore?
Devue, Christel ULg; Jamaer, Nathalie; Brédart, Serge ULg

Conference (2006)

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See detailIs Open Access just for articles in STM? Can OA books help Humanities? The Liège Experience
Rentier, Bernard ULg; Thirion, Paul ULg

Scientific conference (2011, February 25)

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See detailIs organic farming a tool for sustainable development in Wallonia ?
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Socaciu, Carmen (Ed.) The 12th International Symposium "Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture" : Book of abstracts, volume 1 (2013)

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See detailIs organic farming the solution for the future of Walloon agriculture ?
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Atkociuniene (Ed.) The Sixth International Scientific Conference "Rural Development 2013" : Proceedings, volume 6, book 1 (2013)

Organic farming is considered to be one of the solutions for the problems of sustainability faced today by the agriculutral sector. This paper describes the growth of the Walloon organic sector during the ... [more ▼]

Organic farming is considered to be one of the solutions for the problems of sustainability faced today by the agriculutral sector. This paper describes the growth of the Walloon organic sector during the last years thanks to the support of the regional authorities through financial incentives and a new regional strategic development plan. It also presents some results collected during an on-farm survey concerning organic cereals. It appears that organic farming has significantly developed thaks to public support even if the prices of organic products are exceeding by 30% those of conventional products. Organic farming can play a significant role in the future of Walloon agriculture. However, due to the high conversion rate during these last years, it is not guaranteed that the financial support could be conserved at a such level. [less ▲]

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See detailIs paralysing lumbar disc herniation a surgical emergency ?
DUBUISSON, Annie ULg; BORLON, Sarah ULg; NGUYEN KHAC, Minh-Tuan ULg et al

Conference (2011, March 26)

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See detailIs parenteral nutrition guilty?
Varga, P.; Griffiths, R.; Chiolero, R. et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2003), 29(11), 1861-1864

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See detailIs phonological short-term memory related to phonological analysis stages in auditory sentence processing?
Majerus, Steve ULg; Lorent, Julie

in European Journal of Cognitive Psychology (2009), 21

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See detailIs planned vaginal delivery for breech presentation at term still an option? Results of an observational prospective survey in France and Belgium
Goffinet, F.; Carayol, M.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006), 194(4), 1002-1011

Objective: A large trial published in 2000 concluded that planned vaginal delivery of term breech births is associated with high neonatal risks. Because the obstetric practices in that study differed from ... [more ▼]

Objective: A large trial published in 2000 concluded that planned vaginal delivery of term breech births is associated with high neonatal risks. Because the obstetric practices in that study differed from those in Countries where planned vaginal delivery is still common, we conducted an observational prospective study to describe neonatal Outcome according to the planned mode of delivery for term breech births in 2 such countries. Study design: Observational prospective study with an intent-to-treat analysis to compare the groups for which cesarean and vaginal deliveries were planned. Associations between the outcome and planned mode of delivery were controlled for confounding by multivariate analysis. The main outcome measure was a variable that combined fetal and neonatal mortality and severe neonatal morbidity. The study Population consisted of 8105 pregnant women delivering singleton fetuses in breech presentation at term in 138 French and 36 Belgian maternity units. Results: Cesarean delivery was planned for 5579 women (68.8%) and vaginal delivery for 2526 (31.2%). Of the women with planned vaginal deliveries, 1796 delivered vaginally (71.0%). The rate of the combined neonatal outcome measure was low in the overall population (1.59%; 95%, Cl [1.33-1.89]) and in the planned vaginal delivery group (1.60%; 95% CI [1.14-2.17]). It did not differ significantly between the planned vaginal and cesarean delivery groups (unadjusted odds ratio 1.10, 95% CI [0.75-1.61]), even after controlling for confounding variables (adjusted odds ratio 1.40, 95% CI [0.89-2.23]). Conclusion: In places where planned vaginal delivery is a common practice and when strict criteria are met before and during labor, planned vaginal delivery of singleton fetuses in breech presentation at term remains a safe option that can be offered to women. (C) 2006 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIs Political Transnationalism a Mechanism for Peacebuilding in the on-Going Security?
Lara Guerrero, Larisa Viridiana ULg

Conference (2017)

From December 2006 through to the end of 2015, over 150,000 people were intentionally killed in Mexico. Accordingly, from 2006 to the present day, the number of murders and enforced disappearances related ... [more ▼]

From December 2006 through to the end of 2015, over 150,000 people were intentionally killed in Mexico. Accordingly, from 2006 to the present day, the number of murders and enforced disappearances related to organised crime in Mexico has skyrocketed. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime has indicated that from 2007 to 2010, Mexico was the country with the highest rate of increase in intentional homicides. The so-called “war” against organized crime has created a context of increasing insecurity and escalating violence, impunity and corruption across the entire country. Against the backdrop of the security crisis, members of Mexican society have organised national and transnational movements to denounce the government. For instance, some observers have hypothesised that the case of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa in September 2014 raised awareness amongst the Mexican population and bolstered their political engagement in both national territory and abroad. Mexicans living in the United States, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and other places around the world have engaged politically to demonstrate their support for the victims and denounce the incapacity of the current State to govern. This paper looks at the political transnational movements organised by Mexican migrants living specifically in Brussels and Paris to answer the following question: Is political transnationalism a tool for peacebuilding for the Mexican on going security crisis? This paper evaluates how has transnational political activism changed the dynamics of the on-going conflict. [less ▲]

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See detailIs posterior cerebral hypometabolism always predicitve of dementia in Parkinson's disease?
Deville, Benjamin ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg; Degueldre, Christian ULg et al

Poster (2010, June 08)

In Parkinson's disease, altered activity in posterior associative cortices has often been associated with dementia. It remains to be determined if this pattern is a reliable marker of a progression toward ... [more ▼]

In Parkinson's disease, altered activity in posterior associative cortices has often been associated with dementia. It remains to be determined if this pattern is a reliable marker of a progression toward dementia in patients without demonstratable dementia. In this retrospective analysis, we used positron emission tomography to study resting-state cerebral fluodeoxyglucose uptake in 8 healthy controls and 8 Parkinson's disease patients who did not have evidence of dementia at the time of assessment. For those patients, clinical follow up was available and we know that they did not meet dementia criteria on average 10,37 years after assessment. The results show that patients had reduced fluodeoxyglucose uptake mostly localised in the right hemisphere and including precuneus, superior temporal, middle temporal and inferior parietal cortices. It also includes right insula. These cerebral activity predominating in posterior cortices is present in non-demened patients but is not always predictive of dementia within the 10,34 years. [less ▲]

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