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See detailMASH2-0 Electromechanical Sigma-Delta Modulator for capacitive MEMS sensors using dual quantization method
Almutairi, B; Alsheri, A; Kraft, Michael ULg

in Proceedings of "IEEE Sensors Conference : Espagne - Novembre 2014" (2014, November)

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See detailMASH2-0 electromechanical sigma-delta modulator for capacitive MEMS sensors with digital filter calibration using simulated annealing
Almutairy, Bader; Kraft, Michael ULg

in Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference, Nov. 2015 (2015, November)

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See detailMasked and unmasked auditory thresholds in three species of birds, as measured by auditory brainstem responde
Noirot, Isabelle ULg; Brittan-Powell, Elisabeth; Dooling, Robert

in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2011)

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See detailMasked hypertension is associated with a high cardiovascular risk in hypertensive kidney transplant recipients
XHIGNESSE, Patricia ULg; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; BONVOISIN, Catherine ULg et al

Poster (2013, June 16)

Objective: High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for graft function in kidney transplant recipients (KTs) Our aim was to evaluate BP control in the office, but also in the ambulatory and home ... [more ▼]

Objective: High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for graft function in kidney transplant recipients (KTs) Our aim was to evaluate BP control in the office, but also in the ambulatory and home settings, in stable KTs, ali treated for hypertension, and to characterize patients with masked hypertension (MHT). Design and Method: Three BP measurement techniques were used in 70 late KT patients, (mean age 56.5 years; 43 males): ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM-Spacelab 90207) office (OBP) and home BP monitoring (HBPM)- (OMRON M6). Carotid­ femoral pulse wave velocity was measured (Sphygmocor) as weil as a calcification score (arteries) and the systolic ankle brachial index (ABI) as recommended. The period since transplantation was 6.9±6.6 years, the mean GFR was 65.6±24±ml/min, Body Mass Index was 25.8±4.7 kg/m2 and the number of antihypertensive drug was 2.1±1 pills/d. Results: Uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) remained frequent in our treated population, 46 % were still hypertensive in the office, 39% using ABPM and 43% with HBPM. The proportion of MHT was 22% whatever the out-of-clinic method used, with more males, more overweight (BMI between, 25-30). lnterestingly when compared with controlled KTs (i.e both OBP and Daytime ABP controlled or both OBP and HBP controlled), using either ABPM or Home BP, patients with MHT had significantly higher PWV, a higher aortic augmentation pressure (AP), a higher calcification score and a higher ABI. However we did not find any significant impact of graft survival, immunosuppressive drugs, smoking habits, diabetes, or alcohol use. Conclusion: A high percentage of uncontrolled HTN was noted by OBP, but also by ABPM and HBPM despite antihypertensive treatment. MHT was frequently observed in KTs. This particular HT subtype, either defined by OBP vs ABPM or by OBP vs HBP, was significantly associated with major markers of arterial stiffness. So, MHT is associated with a high cardiovascular (cv) risk and therefore has to be manage to reduce incidence of cv events and graft loss. [less ▲]

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See detailMasking in plants
Van Den Driessche, T; Guisset, J.-L.; Gaspar, T. et al

in Chronobiology International (1989), 6(1), 13-19

Orcadian rhythms in plants are liable to masking, i.e. alterations by environmental influencing agents. Experiments have been reported for both positive and negative masking, attributed to a Zeitgeber ... [more ▼]

Orcadian rhythms in plants are liable to masking, i.e. alterations by environmental influencing agents. Experiments have been reported for both positive and negative masking, attributed to a Zeitgeber which may either increase or decrease the amplitude of a circadian rhythm (CR). In some instances, the CR may even be unexpressed. This inhibition, however, may be alleviated by synchronizing agents. Reports are also available for changes in the shape or pattern of an oscillation. The latter may be prevented, at least in Acetabularia in certain conditions, by a phytohormone antagonist. Masking may also be brought about by water stress, relative humidity, bacterial infection and alteration in the relative direction of the gravitational force. Finally, subjecting plants to constant conditions, particularly continuous light, alters the physiological state of the organism. © 1989 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted. [less ▲]

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See detailMasking of antigenic sites of fibronectin by glycosaminoglycans in ethanol-fixed embryonic tissue
Harrisson, F.; Van Hoof, J.; Vanroelen, Ch et al

in Histochemistry (1985), 82(2), 169-74

We studied the interaction between glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and fibronectin in the basement membrane of the epiblast in the chicken blastoderm using testicular-hyaluronidase digestion of GAGs either on ... [more ▼]

We studied the interaction between glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and fibronectin in the basement membrane of the epiblast in the chicken blastoderm using testicular-hyaluronidase digestion of GAGs either on fixed tissue sections or in vivo after microinjection of the enzyme preparation prior to immunostaining for fibronectin. In the choice of fixatives, special attention was paid to their preservation of GAGs. The controls included alcian-blue staining of serial sections to test the efficiency of the digestion, and incubations in the presence of protease inhibitors to abolish contaminating proteolytic activity in the commercial hyaluronidase preparations. The results indicate that fixation in solutions which preserve GAGs, i.e. ethanolic solutions or aqueous solutions containing cetylpyridinium chloride, allows the immunocytochemical demonstration of fibronectin in the basement membrane of the epiblast at the level of the endophyllic crescent, but masks this glycoprotein at the epithelial-mesenchymal interface. As shown by both approaches, this masking of immunoreactivity is reversible. Moreover, the in vivo clearance of GAGs before fixation shows that the masking at the epithelial-mesenchymal interface is not an experimental peculiarity due to the use of a particular technique, but is the consequence of an interaction between GAGs and fibronectin in that particular area of the basement membrane that is used by mesoblast cells as a substrate for migration. The observation that fibronectin may be masked by GAGs in ethanol-fixed tissue--a commonly used fixation method--may require the re-evaluation of some negative results mentioned in the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailMasking with Generalized Cloaking
Nicolet, A.; Zolla, F.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg

in Invited lecture, 17th Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, COMPUMAG 2009 (2009)

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See detailMASPIN: a formative evaluation tool supporting dialog among professionals and with families
Bednarek, Stéphanie; Vandoorne, Chantal ULg; Absil, Gaëtan ULg et al

in Spiteri, Ylenia; Galea, Elizabeth M. (Eds.) Psychology of Neglect (2012)

Background The consequences of child neglect are still too often played down. It is important to intervene at an early stage, approaching families at home through means adapted to community-level action ... [more ▼]

Background The consequences of child neglect are still too often played down. It is important to intervene at an early stage, approaching families at home through means adapted to community-level action. Interventions by health and social professionals face several hurdles: (1) the difficulty for front-line health and social professionals to make a diagnosis; (2) the difficulty of entering into a dialog with possible beneficiaries of the interventions owing to distrust; and (3) the difficulty of assessing the outcome of the interventions. In order to answer the need for the medium-term assessment of our intervention programs in the field of neglect and attachment disorders, our multidisciplinary team (psychologists, a general practitioner, an anthropologist and an educationalist) designed a tool aimed at supporting the observation of challenging indicators by parents and intervening parties in a given educational situation. Method The MASPIN tool (Method for Analysis of Situations and Project on Individual cases of Neglect) was designed on the basis of a review of existing literature on assessment tools for actions in the field concerning parental disorders, focusing on children up to three years old. Field professionals were involved in the design process in order to make sure that the tool matched their daily practice. Results The tool allows a six-fold assessment of: interactions between parents and child, parental skills, acknowledgement by parents of their difficulties or responsibilities, environmental factors, how the family experienced the intervention, and the intervening party’s experience. Discussion and conclusion The MASPIN tool could foster the development of a common knowledge and culture regarding intervention on neglect. Our limited use unveiled unexpected potential. It makes for interesting prospects in structuring the dialog between front-line professionals (medics, nurses and social workers) and experts. Moreover, it helps to ease the dialog between intervening parties and parents, clearly identifying existing parental skills and specific issues that might call for educational assistance. [less ▲]

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See detailLe masque et la menace. Constitutions et crises identitaires de la figure super héroïque contemporaine
Tomasovic, Dick ULg

in Forest, Claude (Ed.) Théorème 13. Du héros aux super héros. Mutations cinématographiques (2009)

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See detailLes masques de Sartre: de l'anthropologie à Frantz Fanon et Hubert Lyautey
Cormann, Grégory ULg

Conference (2016, October 28)

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See detailThe Mass Distribution of sdB Stars Derived by Asteroseismology and Other Means: Implications for Stellar Evolution Theory
Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Charpinet, Stéphane; Fontaine, Gilles et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2014), 481

Understanding the formation of sdB stars is one of the remaining challenges of stellar evolution theory. Competing scenarios have been proposed to account for the existence of such evolved objects. They ... [more ▼]

Understanding the formation of sdB stars is one of the remaining challenges of stellar evolution theory. Competing scenarios have been proposed to account for the existence of such evolved objects. They give quite different mass distributions for resulting sdB stars. Detailed asteroseismic analyses, including mass estimates, of 15 pulsating hot B subdwarfs have been published in the past decade. Masses have also been reliably determined by light curve modeling and spectroscopy for 7 sdB components of eclipsing or reflection binaries. We present here the empirical mass distribution of sdB stars on the basis of these samples. Implications are also briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailMass extinctions in the plant fossil record: an overview
Cascales-Miñana, Borja ULg

Scientific conference (2016, May)

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See detailMASS LIMITS ON PARTICLES FROM PULSED SOURCES: HOW RELIABLE ARE THEY?
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Halzen, F.; Hoyer, P.

in Phys. Rev. (1987), D36

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See detailMass loss from an ice-sheet drainage basin in West Greenland
Andersen,, M.; Andersen,, S.; Stenseng,, L. et al

in Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin (2014), 31

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See detailThe mass of the very massive binary WR21a
Tramper, F.; Sana, H.; Fitzsimons, N. E. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2016)

We present multi-epoch spectroscopic observations of the massive binary system WR21a, which include the 2011 January periastron passage. Our spectra reveal multiple SB2 lines and facilitate an accurate ... [more ▼]

We present multi-epoch spectroscopic observations of the massive binary system WR21a, which include the 2011 January periastron passage. Our spectra reveal multiple SB2 lines and facilitate an accurate determination of the orbit and the spectral types of the components. We obtain minimum masses of 64.4±4.8 Msun and 36.3±1.7 Msun for the two components of WR21a. Using disentangled spectra of the individual components, we derive spectral types of O3/WN5ha and O3Vz ((f*)) for the primary and secondary, respectively. Using the spectral type of the secondary as an indication for its mass, we estimate an orbital inclination of i=58.8±2.5° and absolute masses of 103.6±10.2 Msun and 58.3±3.7 Msun, in agreement with the luminosity of the system. The spectral types of the WR21a components indicate that the stars are very young (1–2 Myr), similar to the age of the nearby Westerlund 2 cluster. We use evolutionary tracks to determine the mass–luminosity relation for the total system mass. We find that for a distance of 8 kpc and an age of 1.5 Myr, the derived absolute masses are in good agreement with those from evolutionary predictions. [less ▲]

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See detailMass sensor utilising the mode-localisation effect in an electrostatically-coupled MEMS resonator pair fabricated using an SOI process
Wood, Graham; Chun, Zhao; Pu, Suan et al

in Proceedings 41st Micro and Nano Engineering Conference (2015, September)

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See detail. Mass sensor utilising the mode-localisation effect in an electrostatically-coupled MEMS resonator pair fabricated using an SOI process
Wood, Graham; Chun, Zhao; Pu, Suan et al

in Microelectronic Engineering (2016), 159

The change in the mass, achieved with focused ion beam(FIB) milling, of one of a pair of electrostatically-coupled microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) resonators has been detected utilising the mode ... [more ▼]

The change in the mass, achieved with focused ion beam(FIB) milling, of one of a pair of electrostatically-coupled microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) resonators has been detected utilising the mode-localisation effect. It has been demonstrated that the shift in the amplitude ratio of the coupled-resonators at the in-phase mode frequency, in response to a mass change, is five orders of magnitude greater than the equivalent resonant frequency shift of a single resonator device. The device has been fabricated using a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based process, which allows for high-yield and stiction-free fabrication. In addition, the design of the resonators has been created to have a larger surface area than previously reported designs, in order to facilitate future biological functionalisation. The mass sensitivity has been compared to current state-of-the-art mode-localised mass sensors and a 5.4 times increase in the amplitude ratio response to a given mass change has been demonstrated for the device in this work. [less ▲]

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See detailMass Spectrometric determination of the Electronaffinities of Radicals.
Locht, Robert ULg; Momigny, Jacques

in Chemical Physics Letters (1970), 6(4), 273-276

By mass spectrometric study of the appearance of C2-, CH- and C2H- from CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H3X (X=F, Cl) the following electronaffinities have been determined: EA(CH)=(2.6+/-0.3) eV, EA(C2)=(3.3+/-0.2) eV ... [more ▼]

By mass spectrometric study of the appearance of C2-, CH- and C2H- from CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H3X (X=F, Cl) the following electronaffinities have been determined: EA(CH)=(2.6+/-0.3) eV, EA(C2)=(3.3+/-0.2) eV and EA(C2H)=(2.1+/-0.3) eV. Some evidence is brought to the existence of electronic excited states of these ions. An evaluation of these negative ions dissociation energy in their ground electronic state is given and is found to be of the order of magnitude of the corresponding isoelectronic molecular species dissociation energy. [less ▲]

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See detailA Mass Spectrometric Photoionization Study of CH3F. The CH2+, CH3+ and CH2F+ Ion Formation.
Locht, Robert ULg; Momigny, J.; Rühl, E. et al

in Chemical Physics (1987), 117

The decay of CH3F+ in the CH2+, CH3+ and CH2F+ dissociation channels has been investigated by photoionization mass spectrometry using synchrotron radiation in the energy range 10-25 eV. The ... [more ▼]

The decay of CH3F+ in the CH2+, CH3+ and CH2F+ dissociation channels has been investigated by photoionization mass spectrometry using synchrotron radiation in the energy range 10-25 eV. The photoabsorption curve of CH3F and the ionization efficiency curves of CH2+, CH3+ and CH2F+ as well as the kinetic energy-versus-appearance energy diagram for CH3+ were recorded. For the three fragment ions dissociative autoionization is a prominent formation process. Direct dissociative ionization is observed for the same ions through the decomposition of the CH3F+(A2A1+B2E) states at 16.1 eV as well as presumably of the C2A1 state at about 22.5 eV. [less ▲]

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