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See detailMOA-2010-BLG-328Lb: a sub-Neptune orbiting very late M dwarf ?
Furusawa, K.; Udalski, A.; Sumi, T. et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2013), 91

We analyze the planetary microlensing event MOA-2010-BLG-328. The best fit yields host and planetary masses of Mh = 0.11+/-0.01 M_{sun} and Mp = 9.2+/-2.2M_Earth, corresponding to a very late M dwarf and ... [more ▼]

We analyze the planetary microlensing event MOA-2010-BLG-328. The best fit yields host and planetary masses of Mh = 0.11+/-0.01 M_{sun} and Mp = 9.2+/-2.2M_Earth, corresponding to a very late M dwarf and sub-Neptune-mass planet, respectively. The system lies at DL = 0.81 +/- 0.10 kpc with projected separation r = 0.92 +/- 0.16 AU. Because of the host's a-priori-unlikely close distance, as well as the unusual nature of the system, we consider the possibility that the microlens parallax signal, which determines the host mass and distance, is actually due to xallarap (source orbital motion) that is being misinterpreted as parallax. We show a result that favors the parallax solution, even given its close host distance. We show that future high-resolution astrometric measurements could decisively resolve the remaining ambiguity of these solutions. [less ▲]

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See detailMOA-2010-BLG-523: "Failed Planet" = RS CVn Star
Gould, A.; Yee, J. C.; Bond, I. A. et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2013), 763

The Galactic bulge source MOA-2010-BLG-523S exhibited short-term deviations from a standard microlensing light curve near the peak of an A [SUB]max[/SUB] ~ 265 high-magnification microlensing event. The ... [more ▼]

The Galactic bulge source MOA-2010-BLG-523S exhibited short-term deviations from a standard microlensing light curve near the peak of an A [SUB]max[/SUB] ~ 265 high-magnification microlensing event. The deviations originally seemed consistent with expectations for a planetary companion to the principal lens. We combine long-term photometric monitoring with a previously published high-resolution spectrum taken near peak to demonstrate that this is an RS CVn variable, so that planetary microlensing is not required to explain the light-curve deviations. This is the first spectroscopically confirmed RS CVn star discovered in the Galactic bulge. Based on observations made with the European Southern Observatory telescopes, Program ID 85.B-0399(I). [less ▲]

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See detailLe moabi, une espèce « phare » de l’exploitation forestière en Afrique centrale
Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg; Kouadio, Y. L.

in Parcs & Réserves (2007), 62(2), 25-31

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See detailMoabs Mas516 and 5b5, Two Fibroblast Markers, Recognize Human Follicular Dendritic Cells
Bosseloir, A.; Heinen, Ernst ULg; Defrance, T. et al

in Immunology Letters (1994), 42(1-2), 49-54

Follicular dendritic cells (FDC) are only located within follicles of secondary lymphoid tissues. The origin of this peculiar cell type is not clearly defined. To contribute to this study, we applied two ... [more ▼]

Follicular dendritic cells (FDC) are only located within follicles of secondary lymphoid tissues. The origin of this peculiar cell type is not clearly defined. To contribute to this study, we applied two monoclonal antibodies (MAS516 and 5B5) considered as specific for fibroblasts to tonsil cryosections and to isolated follicular dendritic cells. On the basis of an enzyme cocktail digestion of human tonsils and a fractionation procedure on albumin gradients, FDC can be prepared in the form of cell aggregates with associated lymphoid cells. MAS516 reacts with surface membrane molecules expressed by human fibroblasts, tissue macrophages and peripheral blood monocytes. With immunoperoxidase assays on tonsil cryosections connective tissue cells and macrophages are stained. Inside germinal centres, heavy labelling of the light zone was found. The MAS516 staining pattern is very similar to that of specific FDC markers DRC-1 or BU10. All isolated FDC reacted with MAS516 antibody. 5B5, considered as a typical fibroblast marker, reacts with human prolyl-4-hydroxylase which is an intracellular enzyme related to collagen biosynthesis. In cryosections, interfollicular and capsular areas showed 5B5 positive connective tissue fibroblasts. In germinal centres, some cells presenting features of FDC were 5B5 positive. After cell separation, 25%-50% of the isolated FDC were labelled with this antibody. This positivity of some FDC for 5B5 antibody may support the idea of their fibroblastic origin. The combination of observations realized in situ and after cell purification ensured an unequivocal recognition and identification of FDC.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailMoandaensine, a dimeric indole alkaloid from Strychnos moandaensis (Loganiaceae)
Verpoorte, Robert; Frederich, Michel ULg; Delaude, Clément et al

in Phytochemistry Letters (2010), 3

Moandaensine contains a rare anhydronium base subunit. It presents a moderate antiplasmodial activity with IC values of 11.2 microM and 9.2 microM against , respectively, the chloroquino sensitive FCA 20 ... [more ▼]

Moandaensine contains a rare anhydronium base subunit. It presents a moderate antiplasmodial activity with IC values of 11.2 microM and 9.2 microM against , respectively, the chloroquino sensitive FCA 20 GHA and chloroquino resistant W2 strains of Plasmodium falciparum [less ▲]

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See detailMobile phone-connected wearable motion sensors to assess postoperative mobilization
APPELBOOM, G.; TAYLOR, B.E.; BRUCE, E. et al

in Journal of Medical Internet Research Mobile and Ubiquitous Health (2015), 3(3), 78

Background: Early mobilization after surgery reduces the incidence of a wide range of complications. Wearable motion sensors measure movements over time and transmit this data wirelessly, which has the ... [more ▼]

Background: Early mobilization after surgery reduces the incidence of a wide range of complications. Wearable motion sensors measure movements over time and transmit this data wirelessly, which has the potential to monitor patient recovery and encourages patients to engage in their own rehabilitation. Objective: We sought to determine the ability of off-the-shelf activity sensors to remotely monitor patient postoperative mobility. Methods: Consecutive subjects were recruited under the Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia University. Patients were enrolled during physical therapy sessions. The total number of steps counted by the two blinded researchers was compared to the steps recorded on four activity sensors positioned at different body locations. Results: A total of 148 motion data points were generated. The start time, end time, and duration of each walking session were accurately recorded by the devices and were remotely available for the researchers to analyze. The sensor accuracy was significantly greater when placed over the ankles than over the hips (P<.001). Our multivariate analysis showed that step length was an independent predictor of sensor accuracy. On linear regression, there was a modest positive correlation between increasing step length and increased ankle sensor accuracy (r=.640, r2=.397) that reached statistical significance on the multivariate model (P=.03). Increased gait speed also correlated with increased ankle sensor accuracy, although less strongly (r=.444, r2=.197). We did not note an effect of unilateral weakness on the accuracy of left- versus right-sided sensors. Accuracy was also affected by several specific measures of a patient’s level of physical assistance, for which we generated a model to mathematically adjust for systematic underestimation as well as disease severity. Conclusions: We provide one of the first assessments of the accuracy and utility of widely available and wirelessly connected activity sensors in a postoperative patient population. Our results show that activity sensors are able to provide invaluable information about a patient’s mobility status and can transmit this data wirelessly, although there is a systematic underestimation bias in more debilitated patients. [less ▲]

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See detailMobile speckle interferometer in the long-wave infrared for aeronautical nondestructive testing in field conditions
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg; Alexeenko, Igor et al

in Optical Engineering : The Journal of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (2013), 52(10),

Abstract We present the development of a speckle interferometer based on CO2 laser and using a thermal infrared camera based on uncooled microbolometer array. It is intended to be used for monitoring ... [more ▼]

Abstract We present the development of a speckle interferometer based on CO2 laser and using a thermal infrared camera based on uncooled microbolometer array. It is intended to be used for monitoring deformations as well as flaw detection in aeronautical composites, with a smaller sensitivity to displacement compared to equivalent system using visible lasers. Moreover the long wavelength allows working with such interferometer under out-of-laboratory conditions. A mobile system has been developed on the basis of previous laboratory developments. Then it is validated in a variety of industrial nondestructive testing applications under field working conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe MOBILE study long-term extension: progressive improvements in efficacy with oral ibandronate (1500mg) when administered monthly
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Cooper, C.; Sedarati, F. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (2007, May), 80(Suppl.1), 144

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See detailMobiles yes, migrants non ? Young Moroccans on the move
Mescoli, Elsa ULg

in Exploration De La Mobilité Autour De La Méditerranée (2012, August)

Les récits ethnographiques et les réflexions que je vais présenter dans cet article sont issus d’une recherche menée dans les villes marocaines de Khouribga et de Rabat entre 2007 et 2008. L’étude ... [more ▼]

Les récits ethnographiques et les réflexions que je vais présenter dans cet article sont issus d’une recherche menée dans les villes marocaines de Khouribga et de Rabat entre 2007 et 2008. L’étude concerne la mobilité d’un groupe de jeunes « khouribgii » inscrits dans des projets migratoires vers l’Italie ainsi que les actions et les discours de certains organismes humanitaires (internationaux et locaux) s’occupant de thématiques liées à la migration. L’utilisation d’une distinction terminologique adoptée ici entre mobilité d’une part et migration d’autre part, a été choisi pour représenter une différenciation opérée entre l’expérience faite de la mobilité par ces jeunes à travers leur préparation à la migration, et le blâme et l’entrave à l’action de migrer opérée dans les discours et par les actions des ONG. D’un côté nous avons donc une mobilité qui s’exerce dans l’imaginaire de ces jeunes, tout comme dans des pratiques concrètes mises en place pour réaliser le projet migratoire (qui comportent l’apprentissage d’instruments utiles à l’affronter, tels que la langue italienne ou la capacité de mouvement à travers l’appareil législatif international et national qui régisse la migration) ; une mobilité qui s’exerce également dans la participation aux réseaux migratoires familiaux ; et de l’autre côté, une migration dissuadée par les programmes humanitaires ou sociaux. Ces derniers consentent une mobilité qui puisse s’accomplir dans un rapprochement « virtuel » au pays de destination, à travers notamment des cours de « culture italienne », mais en détournant la définition des parcours migratoires personnels et en les insérant dans la rhétorique de la « migration intelligente », c’est-à-dire en demandant que, s’ils arrivent à être réalisés, ils soient utiles au « développement » de la communauté locale d’origine. A travers l’analyse de ces aspects, cet article vise donc à démontrer la réalité des déplacements des jeunes interviewés, malgré leur permanence sur le territoire marocain, la concrétisation de leur aspiration de migration dans l’expérience de la mobilité, en remettant donc en cause la frontière entre les deux concepts définis ci-dessus. [less ▲]

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See detailMobilisation au fil de l'eau : dix années d'expérience de contrat de rivière en Wallonie (Belgique)
Rosillon, Françis ULg; Vander Borght, Paul ULg

in Annales des mines (2001)

Restaurer la rivière et les ressources en eau mais surtout amorcer une dynamique nouvelle et des comportements plus responsables, tels étaient les objectifs du contrat de rivière. Le bilan est aujourd’hui ... [more ▼]

Restaurer la rivière et les ressources en eau mais surtout amorcer une dynamique nouvelle et des comportements plus responsables, tels étaient les objectifs du contrat de rivière. Le bilan est aujourd’hui largement positif et l’expérience pourrait être partagée avec d’autres pays européens. Même si le modèle reste encore largement perfectible. [less ▲]

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See detailLa mobilisation d’un réseau d’ONG : La Coalition française pour la Cour pénale internationale et la ratification du Statut de Rome par la France
Ficet, Joël ULg; Aoun, Elena

in Siméant, Johanna; Dauvin, Pascal (Eds.) ONG et humanitaire (2004)

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See detailMobilisation of lipophilic pollutants from blubber in northern elephant seal pups (Mirounga angustirostris) during the post-weaning fast
Louis, Caroline; Dirtu, Alin C.; Stas, Marie et al

in Environmental Research (2014), 132

Northern elephant seals (NES) (Mirounga angustirostris) from the Año Nuevo State Reserve (CA, USA) were longitudinally sampled during the post-weaning fast in order to study the mobilisation and ... [more ▼]

Northern elephant seals (NES) (Mirounga angustirostris) from the Año Nuevo State Reserve (CA, USA) were longitudinally sampled during the post-weaning fast in order to study the mobilisation and redistribution of various classes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p′-DDE) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) between blubber and blood. Inner and outer blubber layers were analysed separately. Organohalogenated compounds were detected in all blubber samples in the decreasing order of their concentrations: p,p′-DDE>PCBs⪢HCB>PBDEs. The concentrations of all studied compounds were homogeneously distributed in the blubber layer at early fast, since the concentrations of POPs were statistically not different in the inner and outer layers. With the progression of the fast, the concentrations of PBDEs, PCBs and p,p′-DDE increased more sharply in inner blubber than in outer blubber. As a result, their levels became significantly higher in inner blubber as compared to outer blubber at late fast. The rise of pollutant concentrations in blubber might result from a less efficient mobilisation than triglycerides and/or a reuptake by adipocytes of some of the pollutants released into the circulation. The mobilisation of pollutants from blubber was higher at late fast. An increase of pollutant concentrations was observed in serum between early and late fast. Lower halogenated congeners (i.e. tetra-CBs) were present in higher proportions in serum, whereas the higher halogenated congeners (i.e. hepta-CBs) were mainly found in the inner and outer blubber layers. The transfer ratios of both PBDEs and PCBs from inner blubber to serum decreased with the number of chlorine and bromine atoms. In addition, the distribution of both types of compounds between serum and blubber was strongly influenced by their lipophilic character (log Kow values), with more lipophilic compounds being less efficiently released from blubber to serum. [less ▲]

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See detailMobilisations contre le travail des enfants au Burkina Faso : quelles prises en compte de la dimension genre
Wouango, Joséphine ULg

in Jacquemin, Mélanie; Bonnet, Doris (Eds.) Etre fille ou garçon : regards croisés sur l’enfance et le genre au Nord et au Sud (in press)

La lutte contre le travail des enfants au Burkina Faso a resurgi dans la scène publique ces dix dernières années avec un engouement sans précédent aussi bien de la part des acteurs étatiques, des ONG que ... [more ▼]

La lutte contre le travail des enfants au Burkina Faso a resurgi dans la scène publique ces dix dernières années avec un engouement sans précédent aussi bien de la part des acteurs étatiques, des ONG que des organismes onusiens. Ce chapitre traite, dans une double perspective sociologique et anthropologique, de la dimension « genre » de cette lutte et cherche à voir dans quelle mesure celle-ci est prise en compte (ou non) dans les pratiques concrètes de retrait d’enfants des travaux considérés comme dangereux. Peut-on parler de politiques et de programmes « genrés » dans le champ de la lutte contre le travail des enfants au Burkina Faso ? Le chapitre est structuré en trois parties. Il présente d’abord les éléments caractéristiques de l’approche genre dans la lutte contre le travail des enfants. Ensuite, il aborde les politiques et les acteurs de cette lutte au Burkina Faso, en décrivant les processus de problématisation et publicisation de la question. Enfin, il traite du cas spécifique d’un projet triennal de retrait d’enfants des mines artisanales des régions du Nord et du Sahel burkinabè pour questionner la prise en compte du genre, des obstacles sociaux, culturels et d’autres contraintes possibles à l’égalité fille-garçon dans cette intervention. Il questionne par ailleurs la part des acteurs de terrain dans la (re)production des normes et des rôles sexués. Les données sont issues de quatre années de recherche menée au Burkina Faso entre 2008 et 2011, auprès d’acteurs engagés dans la production des politiques de lutte et/ou engagés dans la lutte concrète, mais également avec des enfants, parents et employeurs. [less ▲]

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See detailMobilisations du droit, dans ou hors des tribunaux? La lutte contre les discriminations au travail en Suède et en Belgique
Lejeune, Aude ULg

in Baudot, Pierre-Yves; Revillard, Anne (Eds.) L’Etat des droits. Politique des droits et pratiques des institutions (2015)

Legal mobilization, inside or outside the courtroom ? The case of workplace discrimination in Sweden and Belgium -- In the field of non-discrimination, European dirctives and transnational networks for ... [more ▼]

Legal mobilization, inside or outside the courtroom ? The case of workplace discrimination in Sweden and Belgium -- In the field of non-discrimination, European dirctives and transnational networks for equality suggest common frames in order to uniformize legal practices among member states. Among others, they require each state to guarantee access to justice for plaintiffs who have experienced discrimination and for organizations which promote their rights. The implementation of these common norms and frames varies across the countries. From an empirical investigation on workplace discrimination, this chapter examines how equality agencies mobilize, or do not mobilize, the labor court in two countries, Sweden and Belgium. The author shows that the role of equality agencies in labor issues in each national setting influences their choices and opportunities to mobilize the law, inside and outside the courtroom, to fight workplace discrimination. In return, their activity also creates new legal opportunities to promote workers’ rights. [less ▲]

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See detailLes mobilisations pour la cause des femmes en RDCongo
Grenade, Sophie ULg

Poster (2008, December 12)

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