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See detailExpression in an msb3msb4 yeast mutant of 2 human homologues of the yeast MSB3 MSB4 genes: RN-tre and Tre2 oncogene
Bizimungu, Christelle; Burny, Arsène; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

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See detailHow ergodic is the Fragmentation of the Pyridine Cation ? A Maximum Entropy Ananlysis
Gridelet, E.; Locht, Robert ULg; Lorquet, Andrée ULg et al

in Anton, J.; Cederquist, H.; Larsson, M. (Eds.) et al 23rd International Conference on the Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions: Book of Abstracts. (2003)

The experimental KER and the statistical distributions are compared by the Maximum Entropy Method. An Ergodicity Index F(E) is defined to measure the phase space sampling efficiency. This is applied to ... [more ▼]

The experimental KER and the statistical distributions are compared by the Maximum Entropy Method. An Ergodicity Index F(E) is defined to measure the phase space sampling efficiency. This is applied to the KERD of C4H4+ cation produced by the C5H5N+ -> HCN+C4H4+ fragmentation path. In this particular case the F(E) is found to decrease steadily with increasing internal energy. [less ▲]

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See detailClimatic Modelling of Black Grouse population dynamics: a game or a tool?
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Lindsey, James ULg

in Sylvia (2003), 39(supplement), 43-52

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See detailSolid lipid Nanoparticles for drug Pumonary Administration
Sanna, Vanna; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Gustin, Pascal ULg et al

in Proceedings of 30th International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials (2003)

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See detailTreating non proportional damping by means of Taylor polynomial approximations
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the 2003 Extreme Loading Conference (2003)

In order to simplify the resolution of the equation of motion, structural damping is generally supposed to be proportional. Indeed, this coarse and unjustified hypothesis leads to uncoupled equations of ... [more ▼]

In order to simplify the resolution of the equation of motion, structural damping is generally supposed to be proportional. Indeed, this coarse and unjustified hypothesis leads to uncoupled equations of motion in the modal basis. The aerodynamic and concentrated dampings (dash-pots) are accurately characterized by mathematical laws. These are such that the equations of motion are no longer uncoupled in the modal basis. After presenting the usual ways to solve coupled system of equations, the paper focuses on a method based on Taylor series expansions which allows to partially account for the coupling. After developing the equations related to this method, some examples of application are provided. [less ▲]

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See detailThymic IGF-2 and central self-tolerance of the insulin family: a basis for the development of a negative vaccine against type 1 diabetes
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Brilot, Fabienne; Hansenne, Isabelle et al

in Diabetologia (2003), 46 (Suppl. 2)

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See detailConclusions fictives. Comment peut-on être francophone?
Demoulin, Laurent ULg

in Bertrand, Jean-Pierre; Gauvin, Lise (Eds.) Littérature mineures en langue majeure: Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles (2003)

Comparaison de l'attitude critique des spécialistes de la littérature belge et des spécialistes de la littérature québécoise.

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See detailProduction of selenium-enriched grass and haylage by mineral fertilisation in southern Belgium
de Behr, V.; Coenen, M.; Hambuckers, Alain ULg et al

in Proceedings of 7th Conference of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (2003)

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See detailStudy of the behaviour of welded joints between elliptical hollow sections
Pietrapertosa, C.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (2003)

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See detailLe contrôle de la pression artérielle chez le patient greffé rénal
Ait Oile, Fatima; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; Weekers, Laurent ULg et al

in Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux (2003), 96

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See detailLa filière Porc Fleuri : vers une appellation d'origine protégée
Berti, Fabio ULg; Beduin, Jean-Marie ULg; Verleyen, Vincent ULg et al

in Huitième Carrefour des Productions animales "L'avenir des filières de qualité différenciées" (2003)

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See detailPresent-day vertical crustal motion and active faulting in the Roer graben
Camelbeeck, Thierry; Warnant, René ULg; Vanneste, K. et al

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See detailSmall mafic intrusions as indicators of downslope draining of dense residual liquids in anorthositic diapirs
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Ernst, Gérald; Weis, Dominique et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2003), 5

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See detailOndelettes et télédétection.
Charles, Catherine ULg

in Actes des XXXVèmes Journées de Statistiques (2003)

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See detailFeeding behaviour of weaned pigs fed either pellets or meal: effects of the number of aniamls per feeding place
Laitat, Martine ULg; Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Desiron, Alain et al

in Ferrante, V. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (2003)

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See detail«Paolo Giovio e Francesco Guicciardini»
Moreno, Paola ULg

in Pasquini, Emilio; Prodi, Paolo (Eds.) Bologna nell’età di Carlo V e di Guicciardini. (2003)

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See detailThe State of the Art in Multiple Object Tracking Under Occlusion in Video Sequences
Gabriel, Pierre; Verly, Jacques ULg; Piater, Justus ULg et al

in Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (2003)

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See detailInvestigation of the Biological Activity and the Environmental Impact of Tunisian MSW Landfills
Mhiri, F.; Marouani, L.; Benzarti, A. et al

in Christensen; Cossu; Stegmann (Eds.) Proceedings Sardinia 03, Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (2003)

This paper presents the results of the investigation of the biological activity that takes place in three municipal solid waste landfills (MSW landfills) situated in different regions of two dry climate ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of the investigation of the biological activity that takes place in three municipal solid waste landfills (MSW landfills) situated in different regions of two dry climate in Tunisia. Since the climatic water balance is negative (potential evapotranspiration being 1.5 to 5 times higher than rainfall), it has often been considered that this kind of landfill has neither environmental impact nor efficient biological activity. However, the three landfills revealed a biological activity with biogas often containing more than 60 percent of methane. Indeed, the upper waste layer that was effectively dry (dry weight from 85 to 98%), the core of refuse contained between 35 and 65% of dry matter. In some boreholes, the produced gases periodically expelled leachates like small geysers. Therefore, the results assess that landfill management in countries with dry climate should be considered with adapted technologies, not necessary the same as under temperate or humid climates. [less ▲]

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See detailL'iconographie du meurtre de saint Lambert de Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Bischofsmord im Mittelalter. Murder of Bishops, 22 septembre 2000 (2003)

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See detailRecognition of Quality and Conformity of Concrete Repair Products and Protection Systems/ Belgian and European experiences
Courard, Luc ULg; Darimont, Anne ULg; Degeimbre, Robert ULg et al

in Vaysburd, Alex (Ed.) Bridging the Concrete Repair Industry into a New Era of Sustainable Development (2003)

Recognition of product quality and conformity supposes the existence of two elements: a users’ requirements document and a certification system for product conformity with this document. The document is ... [more ▼]

Recognition of product quality and conformity supposes the existence of two elements: a users’ requirements document and a certification system for product conformity with this document. The document is generally drawn up by a group representing all the interested parties (public and private users, producers, certification or monitoring bodies, testing laboratories, experts …). Depending on circumstances, the document appears as the norm approved in a certain country or as a normative document (approval guide, technical prescriptions,…) recognised by the various interested parties. The certification body is a public or private body which has the competence, independence and impartiality to certify that a duly identified product conforms to a normative document. The certification body works within a certification system that also includes inspection bodies and testing laboratories. In certain cases, the certification body is approved by a competent national authority. In Belgium, the Ministry of Communication and Infrastructures approves certification or inspection bodies and also testing laboratories for building activities. [less ▲]

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See detailBauforschung et dendrochronologie
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg

in De Jonge, Krista; Van Baelen, Koen (Eds.) Preparatory Architectural Investigation in the Restauration of Historical Buildings (2003)

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See detailEvaluacion de la estabilidad de emulsiones alimentarias utilizado elmétodo optico Turbiscan.
Flores-Aguilar, E.; Lognay, Georges ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings "VI Congreso National de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Alimentos" (2003)

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See detailSearch for X-ray Variability in Early-type Stars in the Carina OB1 Association with XMM-Newton
Antokhin, I. I.; Rauw, Grégor ULg; Vreux, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2003)

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See detailHow hyperhydric shoots try to survive
Franck, Thierry ULg; Kevers, Claire ULg; Gaspar, Thomas ULg et al

in Free Radical Research (2003), 37(Suppl. 1), 74-74

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See detail16K hPRL prevents angiogenesis by inducing both apoptosis and cell cycle arrest of endothelial cells
Tabruyn, Sébastien ULg; Sorlet, Catherine; Georges, Angélique et al

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See detailSession hépatique : illustration par une revue de cas cliniques
Amory, Hélène ULg

in Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Equine Veterinary Association (AVEF) (2003)

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See detailLes méthodes particulières de recherche - Aperçu de la loi du 6 janvier 2003
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Masset, Adrien; Jacobs, Ann (Eds.) Actualités de droit pénal et de procédure pénale (2003)

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See detailClinching joining system: validation of numerical models
Pietrapertosa, C.; Zhang, Lihong ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg et al

in Brucato, V. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (2003)

The clinching process, also known as “press joining”, is a mechanical joining technique for sheet metal. Its basic principle is to clamp together several metal sheets by an impact extrusion between a ... [more ▼]

The clinching process, also known as “press joining”, is a mechanical joining technique for sheet metal. Its basic principle is to clamp together several metal sheets by an impact extrusion between a punch and a die. The joint is formed by a localized cold plastic deformation. Forming is used as a joining method. Within the context of this research, University of Liège is developing numerical models, with the FEM code LAGAMINE, that simulate the clinching process. On the other hand, shear tests on simple joints with one or two clinches were realized and their behaviour is reproduced numerically with LAGAMINE. This work opens the way to the analytical formulation of the behaviour of clinched joints. The article will focus on comparisons between experiments and numerical simulations. First, the identification of model parameters will be explained. Then, the predicted failure modes will be analysed by comparison with the xperiments. [less ▲]

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See detailCoupling EIA and SEA of large urban infrastructures: the Liege-Guillemins case study
Cremasco, Veronica; Ruelle, Christine ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Proc. of COST C8 final conference, Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, approaches – solutions – networking (2003)

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See detailEmplacement of the Lyngdal granodiorite (SW Norway) at the brittle-ductile transition in a hot crust
Bogaerts, Michel; Scaillet, Bruno; Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2003), 5

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See detailNon destructive analysis of a 16th manuscript from the Gospel Book of Robert Quercentius
Denoël, Sophie; Weber, Georges ULg; Allart, Dominique ULg et al

in Townsend, Joyce; Eremin, Katherine; Adriaens, Annemie (Eds.) Conservation Science 2002. Papers from the Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland 22-24 May 2002 (2003)

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See detailUn « Front populaire » en Belgique ? L’inexportable exemple français
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Les courants politiques et la Résistance : continuités ou ruptures? (2003)

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See detailComment évoluent les représentations des publics demandeurs d'une formation professionnelle en informatique au cours des 15 dernières années ?
Chenu, Florent ULg; Mattar, C.; Mélotte, C.

in Actes en lignes des premières journées francophones de didactique des progiciels, Université de Paris Val de Marne, Juillet 2003. (2003)

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See detailCaracterization del comportamiento mecanico de aceros para embuticion profunda
GARCIA, C.; CELENTANO, D.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of the joint conference Jornadas SAM, el Congreso Nacional de Metalurgia y Materiales de Chile (2003)

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See detailIntra-patient variability of SUV in normal tissues.
PAQUET, N.; HUSTINX, Roland ULg; FOIDART-WILLEMS, Jacqueline ULg

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2003), 30(SUPPL 2), 327

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See detailOptimisation of exercise training in clinical practice for claudicants patients.
Magne, Julien ULg; Boccalon, H; Bouley, M et al

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See detailPreliminary data on the crystal chemitry of synthetic fillowite-type phosphates
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Fransolet, André-Mathieu ULg

in Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft : Beihefte zum European Journal of Mineralogy (2003), 15

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See detailAnti-inflammatory effect of natural proanthocyanidins: pharmacological evaluation on in vivo models.
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg

in Pflügers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology (2003), 446

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See detailAn implementation of on-line transient stability screening and control using distributed processing
N'Guessan, Alexandre; Pavella, Mania ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Proc. of Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (2003)

This paper describes the implementation of an online transient stability assessment software, composed of algorithms for contingency screening and for the design of preventive control actions. The ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the implementation of an online transient stability assessment software, composed of algorithms for contingency screening and for the design of preventive control actions. The implementation of the two parts rely on a hybrid method called SIME, coupled with a time domain simulation engine and power flow program. The speed up of the contingency screening module is obtained by distributing contingencies on a cluster of computers to comply with extended real-time speed requirements. A compensation scheme is used to determine active power rescheduling alternatives in order to stabilize the dangerous contingencies identified at the screening step. The software has been coupled with an industrial EMS platform, and tested in the simulation environment. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of resistograph F-400 and the processing of data : a case study.
Paul, Roger ULg; Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2003)

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See detailThe State of the Art in Multiple Object Tracking Under Occlusion in Video Sequences
Gabriel, Pierre F.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Piater, Justus ULg et al

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See detailKarsts en roches cristallines silicatées non carbonatées. Cas dans des gneiss : la grotte de Mfoula, Sud Cameroun
Willems, Luc ULg; Pouclet, André; Vicat, Jean-Paul

in Actes des Journées Européennes de l'AFK 2003 (2003)

Since the Seventies, a séries of phenomena developed in non carbonated silicated rocks question the traditional vision of karst. The term of karst is used in the meaning of "any feature of the classical ... [more ▼]

Since the Seventies, a séries of phenomena developed in non carbonated silicated rocks question the traditional vision of karst. The term of karst is used in the meaning of "any feature of the classical karst morphology (caves, sink-holes, lapiaz...) where dissolution plays the main genetic action and this in any kind of rocks". The cave of Guéssédoundou illustrâtes a karst in métagabbros. It opens at the top of a small hill, in a dépression twenty meters long and three to four meters deep. The walls of this dépression are subvertical and the bottom is partially occupied by angular pluridecimetric blocks. The cave is opened on several meters in the southern side of the dépression and is prolonged in the form of too narrow conduits to be explore. The bedrock is a metagabbro with fine grains, slightly weathered, crossed by decimetric quartzose veins. Gabbroïc texture is preserved, as well as part of magmatic plagioclases. The remainder is transformed into a mixture of white feldspar and clinozoisite. Pyroxene are pseudomorphosed in actinote and chlorite. The site dépression was created along a N 10° shear zone where rocks suffered important fracturation and fluid transfers, as shown by its silification and ferruginisation.. Moreover, a East-West schistosity, former to shearing, structures the gabbro. The présence of angular blocks of variable size and the absence of human activity trace on the site show that the dépression was formed naturally by collapse of the roof of a more vast cavity whose current cave would be the visible residual prolongation. The absence of flow traces and mechanical abrasion means that this cavity is due only to chemical érosion . At the cave entry and on the subvertical walls of the dépression were formed by alveoli a few centimètres to a few décimètres in diameter. Thèse alveoli of wall are known in other lithologies, in particular in limestones. The absence of salts within the rock draws aside a formation by sait weathering. The smooth aspect and non fractured walls of the cells cannot resuit from a corrosion to a fracturing node. The closed aspect of the dépression and the absence of flow trace eliminate the assumptions from formation by water swirls or eolisation. The genesis of the cave must be earlier to the installation of a weathering cover since the rock is little deteriorated and the alveoli are not developed on a quite particular level which would correspond to a précise pedogenic horizon. Only a generalized dissolution of the métagabbros, in relation to a slow solution circulation, being carried out with the favour of the fracturing plans of the shearing zone makes it possible to explain the formation of the alveoli. The inversion of relief results from a weaker érosion of the rocks made more résistant to this place by the quartz seam mainstay and by the ferruginisation along the shearing zone. In the other hand, the crushed rocks, become porous, drained the infiltrations of meteoric water, facilitating the dissolution processes. The study of the site of Guéssédoundou shows that karstic phenomena can also exist in silico-aluminous formations of crystalline rocks [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical shear tests for different elasto-plastic laws
de Montleau, P.; Duchene, Laurent ULg; Flores, Paulo et al

in Onate, E.; Owen, D. R. J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2003) (2003)

This paper presents the numerical simulation of a cyclic simple shear test. The blank tested is a high strength steel sheet for which we use three different constitutive plastic laws derived from Teodosiu ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the numerical simulation of a cyclic simple shear test. The blank tested is a high strength steel sheet for which we use three different constitutive plastic laws derived from Teodosiu's model. These laws take into account respectively isotropic, kinematic and mixed isotropic-kinematic hardening. The goal of the paper is to provide a first numerical idea of the stress-strain path in the center of an experimental test sample. [less ▲]

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See detailBiogeography and Ecology of a dimorphic trait in Triturus alpestris (Amphibia, Caudata)
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Duguet, Rémi; Dzukic, Georg et al

Poster (2003)

Paedomorphosis is an evolutionary process in which larval structures are retained in adult animals. In newts and salamanders, this heterochronic process is widely represented and concerns the retention of ... [more ▼]

Paedomorphosis is an evolutionary process in which larval structures are retained in adult animals. In newts and salamanders, this heterochronic process is widely represented and concerns the retention of gill slits. Our aim was to find out whether habitat and geographical determinants may be associated with paedomorphosis in a European species of newt. To this end, we determined the main characteristics of the aquatic sites containing paedomorphic Alpine newts that have been described in the literature or discovered by one of us. Although metamorphs are widely distributed in Europe, paedomorphs were only found at the southern margin of the geographic range of the species: mainly in the Italian and Balkan peninsulas. They were recorded in 87 aquatic sites. No single trend was outlined for the analyzed ecological parameters of the aquatic and surrounding terrestrial habitats (e.g. altitude, maximum water depth, drying and presence of forest). These results show that paedomorphs can be found in both favorable aquatic habitats surrounded by hostile terrestrial landscapes, but also in temporary waters located in proximity to appropriate terrestrial environments. Models predicting paedomorphosis in varied environments are thus supported, but require complementary investigations on the costs and benefits of each alternative ontogenetic pathway. On the other hand, the southern limitation of the heterochronic phenomenon and the existence of favorable sites in northern and eastern Europe suggest a genetic basis for paedomorphosis in the studied species. [less ▲]

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See detailConstruire des indicateurs d'équité des systèmes éducatifs européens
Straeten, Marie-Hélène; Baye, Ariane ULg; Demeuse, Marc ULg

in L'école, dans quel(s) sens ? Actes du 2e congrès des chercheurs en éducation, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12-13 mars 2002 (2003)

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See detailAppui au développement rural multisectoriel au Laos
Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Premières rencontres internationales de la CUD "Construire ensemble le Savoir Universitaire pour le Développement" (2003)

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See detailAnalysis of PCDD/Fs in human blood plasma using CALUX bioassay and GC-HRMS: a comparison
Van Wouwe, Nathalie; Eppe, Gauthier ULg; Xhrouet, Céline ULg et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003)

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See detailMultimarker approach to risk stratification
Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2003), 41

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See detailDetails on DARWIN and the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Kaltenegger, L.; Fridlund, M.; Absil, Olivier ULg

in Deming, Drake; Seager, Sara (Eds.) Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets (2003)

The direct detection of an earth-like planet close to its parent star is challenging because the signal detected from the parent star is between 10[SUB]9[/SUB] and 10[SUB]6[/SUB] times brighter than the ... [more ▼]

The direct detection of an earth-like planet close to its parent star is challenging because the signal detected from the parent star is between 10[SUB]9[/SUB] and 10[SUB]6[/SUB] times brighter than the signal of a planet in the visual and infrared (IR), respectively. Future space based missions like DARWIN and TPF concentrate on the region between 6 and 18 microns, a region that contains the carbon dioxide, water, and ozone spectral features of the atmosphere. Using several small collecting telescopes and a beam combiner allows us to build an instrument with an angular resolution normally associated with monolithic telescopes of much larger diameters. The relative positions of the telescopes, forming the interferometer, are selected such that when the optical signals, collected by the individual telescopes, are coherently combined, the small angular distance between the planet and the star can be resolved. Different configurations of the free flying interferometer array influence the performance of the nulling array. The concepts for space nulling interferometers and the influence of different schemes of beam combination on the detected signal are investigated. The contribution of background noise to the detected signal is examined. [less ▲]

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See detailModeling of the influence of electric forces on mechanical structures
Rochus, Véronique ULg; Duysinx, Pierre ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

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This paper is a summary concerning the modeling of the strong electro-mechanical coupling appearing in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). These systems are very small devices (typical size of a few ... [more ▼]

This paper is a summary concerning the modeling of the strong electro-mechanical coupling appearing in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). These systems are very small devices (typical size of a few microns), in which electric phenomena as well as mechanical and dynamical phenomena exist. The finite element method is used to discretize simultaneously the electrostatic and mechanical fields. The formulation is consistently derived from variational principles based on the electro-mechanical free energy. In classical weakly coupled formulations staggered iteration is used between the electrostatic and the mechanical domain. Therefore, in those approaches, linear stiffness is evaluated by finite differences and equilibrium is reached typically by relaxation techniques. The strong coupling formulation presented here allows to derive exact tangent matrices of the electro-mechanical system. Thus it allows to compute non-linear equilibrium positions using Newton- Raphson type iterations combined with adaptive meshing in case of large displacements. Furthermore, the tangent matrix obtained in the method considered in this paper greatly simplifies the computation of vibration modes and frequencies of the coupled system around equilibrium configurations. The non-linear variation of frequencies with respect to voltage and stiffness can then be investigated until pull-in appears. In order to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed formulation numerical results are shown first for the reference problem of a simple flexible cap acitor, then for the model of a micro-bridge. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing artificial neural networks to estimate rotor angles and speeds from phasor measurements
Del Angel, Alberto; Glavic, Mevludin; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

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This paper deals with an improved use of phasor measurements. In particular, the paper focuses on the development of a technique for estimation of generator rotor angle and speed, based on phasor ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with an improved use of phasor measurements. In particular, the paper focuses on the development of a technique for estimation of generator rotor angle and speed, based on phasor measurement units, for transient stability assessment and control in real-time. Two multilayered feed-forward artificial neural networks are used for this purpose. One for the estimation of rotor angle and another for the estimation of rotor speed. The validation has been made by simulation in a power system because techniques for the direct measurement were not available. Results obtained with the help of a simple one machine to infinite bus system are presented and compared against those obtained using analytical formulas derived from the generator classical model. [less ▲]

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See detailPlace de la thérapie active de reconditionnement à l’effort aérobie chez le patient fibromyalgique
Maquet, Didier ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Actes du Symposium « Kinésithérapie passive ou active » de la Fédération Nationale des Docteurs et Licenciés en Kinésithérapie (2003)

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See detailL'interscripteur et le rhapsode
Servais, Christine ULg

in Parouty-David, Françoise; Zilberberg, Claude (Eds.) Sémiotique et esthétique (2003)

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See detailShort-term effect on plasma and milk selenium and blood glutathion peroxydase oh feeding selenium-enriched haylage to Holstein-Friesian cows
de Behr, V.; Coenen, M.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Proceedings of 7th Conference of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (2003)

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See detailSynthèse d'analogues de tétraponérines, alcaloïdes défensifs des fourmis du genre tetraponera
Rouchaud, Anne; Durvaux, Christophe; Laurent, Pascal ULg et al

Poster (2003)

Les fourmis du genre Tetraponera appartiennent à la sous-famille des Pseudomyrmecinae et sont exceptionnelles par leur comportement défensif particulier. En effet, en cas d’attaque, ces fourmis disposent ... [more ▼]

Les fourmis du genre Tetraponera appartiennent à la sous-famille des Pseudomyrmecinae et sont exceptionnelles par leur comportement défensif particulier. En effet, en cas d’attaque, ces fourmis disposent leur abdomen latéralement et badigeonnent la cuticule de l’adversaire au moyen de leur aiguillon en forme de tire-ligne. L’injection en chromatographie gazeuse capillaire de cette sécrétion a montrés qu’elle était constituée de huit dérivés, les tétraponérine T-1 à T-8. Ces molécules se rattachent à des squelettes tricycliques originaux et possèdent des propriétés neurotoxiques et insecticides. Dans le cadre d’une étude structure-activité de ces alcaloïdes, nous nous sommes intéressés à la synthèse d’analogues basés sur un squelette decahydro-dipyrido[1,2-a : 1’,2’-c]pyrimidine. Les différentes conditions réactionnelles utilisées pour synthétiser ce squelette à partir de pipéridéine et de malonate de diéthyle, ainsi que la nature et la détermination de structure des produits obtenus dans chaque cas seront discutées. [less ▲]

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Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg

in Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Sport Geneeskunde en Sport Wetenschappen (2003), 95

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See detailNumerical - experimental interaction in hydrodynamics: an integrated approach for the optimal management of hydraulic structures and hydrographic basins
Pirotton, Michel ULg; Lejeune, André ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Lu; Lamas; Li (Eds.) et al Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (2003)

The present paper presents studies and tools devoted to the reduction of uncertain-ties in the scientific knowledge of various unsteady flows, including solid transport effects, in the perspective of ... [more ▼]

The present paper presents studies and tools devoted to the reduction of uncertain-ties in the scientific knowledge of various unsteady flows, including solid transport effects, in the perspective of applications such as restoration, rehabilitation and enhancement of riverbeds, rivers and waterways. This global approach will be tested and fitted in a dynamic and integrated experimental model of reference flows in the laboratory. The relevance of using of physical experimental scale models will be highlighted for the identification of constitutive laws used in numerical modelling. Practical applications prove that the integration of powerful hydrodynamic software for water management is realistic and will lead to compute transient flooding, sedimentation and erosion events in natural compound channels, as well as to design and simulate the behaviour of hydraulic regulation works or locks. It will also help in working out new projects or reconstructions of hydraulic infrastructures, as well as ecological rehabilitations. Even if the sole quantitative plan will be taken into account, this opti-misation project will also lead to highlight favourable solutions, from a qualitative point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailFaire mentir les prédictions en 1ère candidature : comment ? Avec quel résultat ? L'opération RESSAC (Résultats d'Epreuves Standardisées au Service de l'Apprentissage en Candis)
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg; Dupont, Chantal ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg et al

in L'école, dans quel(s) sens ? Actes du 2e congrès des chercheurs en éducation, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12-13 mars 2002 (2003)

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See detailRéceptions, études et usages de l’univers rabelaisien aux Refuges protestants
Donneau, Olivier ULg

in Bost, Hubert; Lauriol, Claude (Eds.) Refuge et Désert : l'évolution théologique des huguenots de la Révocation de l’édit de Nantes à la Révolution française, Actes du colloque du Centre d'étude du XVIIIe siècle. Montpellier, 18-19-20 janvier 2001 (2003)

Huguenot Refugees (1685-1750) almost have a monopoly on the image of Rabelais. They find in the works of Rabelais an echo of their own history.

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See detailA Probabilistic Simultaneous Iterative Reconstruction Technique Approach Applied to Subsurface Seismic Tomography
Sage, Sandrine; Grandjean, Gilles; Verly, Jacques ULg

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See detailOptimising a cascade of hydroelectric power stations with the WOLF package
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Brebbia, C. A. (Ed.) Water Ressources Management (2003)

Original free-surface flow solvers have been developed by the HACH during the last years. The resulting fully integrated WOLF package allows engineers to study a very wide range of free surface flows ... [more ▼]

Original free-surface flow solvers have been developed by the HACH during the last years. The resulting fully integrated WOLF package allows engineers to study a very wide range of free surface flows situations. Successful and accurate computations are performed for phenomena as various as hydrological run-offs and dam breaking in quasi 3 dimensions including solid transport effects, as well as rivers networks modelling with explicit exchanges between river paths. All the models, physically based, use efficient and original numerical methods to solve continuous or discontinuous free-surface flow equations. They handle structured or unstructured grids with both first and second order accurate explicit or implicit algorithms in time and space. WOLF also includes powerful user-friendly pre- and post-processing with 2D and 3D animated visualizations as well as a parameters optimization software interconnected with all the package components and based on the innovating method of genetic algorithms. In this paper, the production of the hydroelectric power plants installed on a 60 km long section of the rivers Amblève and Warche in Belgium is presented in details to illustrate the numerical calculation and optimization process. The river network is modeled using real natural topographic data. Hydrological balance is closed and roughness coefficients are calibrated from water level and discharge field measurements. Hydroelectric production is optimized by an automatic calibration of the parameters of the hydrogram injected in the network from the Robertville dam. This approach leads to a substantial gain in both hydroelectric production and financial benefits and deals with all management and security criteria. [less ▲]

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See detailDégradation du cartilage et stress oxydatif chez des patients arthrosiques et souffrant d'arthrite rhumatoide
Deberg, Michelle; Labasse, A; Christgau, S et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2003), 70

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See detailImproving spatial information extraction for local and regional authorities using Very-High-Resolution data - geometric aspects.
Devriendt, Dennis; Goossens, Rudi; De Wulf, Alain et al

in International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (2003), 34(XXX),

The purpose of the presented research project is to investigate how present-day EO-technology can support local and regional decision-making, particularly in Belgium, and to develop prototype versions of ... [more ▼]

The purpose of the presented research project is to investigate how present-day EO-technology can support local and regional decision-making, particularly in Belgium, and to develop prototype versions of value-added products that fulfil some of the actual information needs, as expressed by Belgian authorities at the local and at the regional level. To accomplish this goal the proposal addresses both technical and user-oriented issues, and builds on the experience of five research teams, each with its own background and particular know-how. The most important objectives of the project are: - to define optimal methods for improved spatial information extraction from high- and very-high resolution data, based on innovative processing techniques; - to identify useful EO-applications at the level of local and regional decision making that are made possible by applying the information extraction methods that will be developed; in this case especially 3D information - to define and develop value-added core data products that will support these applications, and that can be consulted with easy-to-use, widely available IT-tools (CD-ROM, Internet, …). One of the technical research modules is focussing on the geometrical aspects of VHR data processing. In terms of spatial resolution, VHR data have the required level of detail to resolve individual objects in the landscape, in a similar way as airborne data. As such, they have the potential of becoming a useful data source for the extraction of detailed, object-related information, and for the production of large-scale cartographic reference data. The geometry of VHR sensor data, however, completely differs from the geometry of aerial photographs (Bethel et al., 2001). Research is going on to evaluate the geometric qualities of present and future VHR standard data products, from the moment they become available, and to examine what level of geometric accuracy is attained with these data, depending on image parameters, processing strategies, and terrain characteristics (Zhou and Li, 2000). The main objectives of the research module on geometric aspects of VHR data processing are: a) to define an optimal procedure for the derivation of envelope DSMs (Digital Surface Models) and ortho-photoplans from VHR data; b) to develop a theoretical model to study the effect of the oblique viewing angle of VHR data on image displacements caused by building height and relief; c) to evaluate the geometric accuracy of satellite-derived envelope DSMs and ortho-corrected image data in comparison with similar products obtained by means of large-scale aerial photography. The module about geometrical aspects is divided into six specific tasks. a) GPS database creation b) Creation of reference envelope DSMs based on aerial photography c) Ortho-rectification of VHR images and aerial photography based on reference DSMs d) Evaluation of the quality of VHR geo-referenced data e) Modelling of displacements caused by terrain morphology and sensor viewing angle f) Development of envelope DEMs from VHR stereoscopic imagery The project is now in the stage where the quality of the georeferenced and orthorectified data is evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurable impact of an old MSWI on the level of dioxins in free-range chickens and eggs grown in its vicinity
Pirard, C.; Focant, Jean-François ULg; Massart, A. C. et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailOptimization methods for parameter identification of constitutive models in finite viscoplasticity and damage
Stainier, Laurent ULg; KLEINERMANN, J.-P.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of PLASTICITY 2003 (2003)

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See detailTowards Scalable and Affordable Content Distribution Services
Plagemann, Thomas; Goebel, Vera; Griwodz, Carsten et al

in Proceedings of ConTel (2003)

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See detailMise au point d’une procédure de caractérisation quantitative des surfaces démolies en béton en vue de travaux de réfection
Bélair, Normand; Bissonnette, Benoît; Courard, Luc ULg

in Progression de la recherche québécoise sur les ouvrages d'art (2003)

Cet article présente l’état d’avancement d’un projet visant le développement et la validation d’une technique permettant de caractériser de façon quantitative l’intégrité mécanique d’une surface en béton ... [more ▼]

Cet article présente l’état d’avancement d’un projet visant le développement et la validation d’une technique permettant de caractériser de façon quantitative l’intégrité mécanique d’une surface en béton préparée (démolie) aux fins de travaux de réfections superficielles. Dans un premier temps, une étude de l’influence des variables de base (taille des pastilles métalliques, profondeur de forage, nature de l’adhésif, etc.) relatives à l’essai d’arrachement sur la cohésion du béton a été réalisée afin d’optimiser la procédure expérimentale. De plus, les performances comparatives de deux dispositifs d’essai disponibles commercialement ont été évaluées afin d’identifier l’appareil le mieux adapté (facilité et rapidité d’exécution, efficacité, reproductibilité, coût, etc.). Afin de valider le protocole expérimental retenu et d’évaluer quantitativement les effets du mode de démolition, des essais d’arrachement ont été réalisés en laboratoire sur une série d’éléments en béton dont la surface a été préparée au moyen de différentes méthodes de préparation, notamment le marteau pneumatique, la scarification, le jet de sable et le jet d’eau. Une technique de caractérisation quantitative de la rugosité de surface a également été élaborée. Sur la base de ces essais, il est possible d’établir l’influence du mode de démolition sur l’intégrité mécanique de la surface obtenue et d’émettre des recommandations préliminaires. [less ▲]

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See detailConvection de Bénard-Marangoni en régime oscillant
Dondlinger, Mireille; Dauby, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings du 16ème Congrès français de mécanique, Nice, 1-5 septembre 2003 (2003)

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See detailAdhesion of Self-Compacting Concrete on Old Concrete Structures
Courard, Luc ULg; Darimont, Anne ULg; Degeimbre, Robert ULg et al

in Seidler, Peter (Ed.) Industrial Floors 03 (2003)

The repair of concrete deck slabs or balcony needs a special composition of concrete, and self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is advantageously used for such repair operation. The rheology of the material is ... [more ▼]

The repair of concrete deck slabs or balcony needs a special composition of concrete, and self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is advantageously used for such repair operation. The rheology of the material is of prime importance and needs to be adapted to ensure the penetration of SCC beneath the concrete plate structure as well as the adhesion to the old concrete substrate. Several materials have been used and characterised by means of a physical, chemical and mechanical test program. A test procedure is proposed to assess the efficiency and quality of the repair technique and material. Analysis of the interface between concrete substrate and SCC is given on the basis of a pull-off test and microscopical observations. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term follow-up from the STRIDE (anti-restenosis with the biodivysio dexamethasone-eluting stent) clinical study
Liu, X.; Hanet, C.; Legrand, Victor ULg et al

in European Heart Journal (2003), 24(Suppl. S), 268

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See detailLes traitements futurs en allergologie chez le cheval
Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg

in Congrès de l'Association Vétérinaire Equine Française (AVEF) (2003)

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See detailThe architectural sketch and the concept of the absent interface
Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of theInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management (2003)

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See detailEffects of O2 tension and glucose concentration on the cellular respiration of equine articular chondrocytes in culture.
Schneider, Nicole ULg; Lejeune, Jean-Philippe ULg; Mouithys-Mickalad, Ange ULg et al

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In vivo, articular chondrocytes are exposed to 5 to 10% O21,2. Chondrocytes are also suspected to produce reactive oxygen species when submitted to anoxia/re-oxygenation3,4. We were interested to study ... [more ▼]

In vivo, articular chondrocytes are exposed to 5 to 10% O21,2. Chondrocytes are also suspected to produce reactive oxygen species when submitted to anoxia/re-oxygenation3,4. We were interested to study the effects of O2 and glucose variations on cellular respiration, glucose consumption and lactate production. Equine articular chondrocytes were cultured in suspension for 2 days under 5 or 21 % O2 in the gaseous phase, and with 0, 1.0 or 4.5 g/L glucose. The viable cells were then counted and the respiration rate (O2 consumption) of 10.106 cells was monitored by oxymetry for 2 hours; after oxymetry, glucose and lactate were measured in the medium (enzymatic assays). After 2 days, the cell viability was the best at 5% O2 and 1g/L glucose; it decreased at 4.5 g/L glucose and was the worst at 0g/L glucose, for the two O2 tensions (n=3). There was no obvious difference of the respiration rate between cells cultured at 5 and 21% O2, but respiration of chondrocytes was surprisingly low. When cells were submitted to 20 min anoxia at 0% O2, the O2 consumption was doubled at re-oxygenation for cells previously cultured at 21% O2. Glucose and lactate values found in the medium after oxymetry : lactate release in medium was similar (36.23 and 34.57 mg/L respectively) for cells cultured with 1g glucose and 5 or 21% O2 conditions; lactate values were low (2.03 and 8,63 mg/L respectively) for 4.5 g glucose and 5 or 21% O2. Glucose uptake was not different whatever the culture conditions. These results indicate a low cellular respiration with a lactate production linked to the glucose concentration in the medium, and raise the question of the capacity of chondrocytes to produce ROS in vivo starting from the mitochondrial chain. [less ▲]

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See detailDéveloppement de la compétence orale en anglais par l'optimisation des stratégies de communication
Simons, Germain ULg

in Actes du 2e congrès des chercheurs en éducation. L'Ecole, dans quel(s) sens ? (2003)

Cette communication retrace les grandes étapes d'un programme de recherche collaborative, menée entre 2000 et 2002, portant sur l'optimisation de la compétence orale en anglais/langue étrangère dans l ... [more ▼]

Cette communication retrace les grandes étapes d'un programme de recherche collaborative, menée entre 2000 et 2002, portant sur l'optimisation de la compétence orale en anglais/langue étrangère dans l'enseignement secondaire de la Communauté française de Belgique. Après avoir décrit le contexte général de cette recherche-action, nous proposons une définition opérationnelle du concept "stratégie de communication" et précisons les questions de recherche. Puis, nous décrivons le schéma expérimental et mentionnons les principaux résultats obtenus. Enfin, nous concluons avec des perpectives quant à la poursuite de cette recherche, entre autres, l'élaboration d'un outil de formation et de diffusion, qui était en cours d'élaboration au moment où nous avons présenté cette communication. [less ▲]

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See detailFast, sensitive, and comprehensive analytical methods including three-dimensional analysis (GCXGC-TOFMS) for measuring halogenated persistent organic pollutants
Patterson, Donald G.; Turner, Wayman E.; Sjödin, Andreas et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailGenus Clostridium and diseases
Mainil, Jacques ULg

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See detailHygro-thermal application conditions and adhesion
Courard, Luc ULg; Darimont, Anne ULg; Degeimbre, Robert ULg et al

in Seidler, Peter (Ed.) Industrial Floors 03 (2003)

Coatings are designed to protect concrete against environmental aggression. Water is one of the aggressive parameters able to deteriorate the concrete structure. The objectives of this paper are to ... [more ▼]

Coatings are designed to protect concrete against environmental aggression. Water is one of the aggressive parameters able to deteriorate the concrete structure. The objectives of this paper are to present the effects of water (i) during application of coating on the concrete substrate and (ii) pull-off test. Semi-permanent moisty state produced by absorption from the uncoated face, total immersion or diffusion of water from the back face of the substrate are analysed. Water vapour diffusion and influence of hydrophobic treatment are also investigated. A classification based on increasing influence of the tests and application conditions on adhesion is proposed and clearly points out the negative effect of capillary action from the uncoated face. [less ▲]

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See detailL'histoire des religions et les représentations du temps. En guise de préambule
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane; Tunca, Önhan (Eds.) Représentations du temps dans les religions. Actes du Colloque organisé par le Centre d'histoire des religions de l'Université de Liège (2003)

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See detailThe crystal chemistry of lithium in the alluaudite structure
Hatert, Frédéric ULg

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See detailINCIDENCE DE LA METEOROLOGIE LOCALE SUR LES FLUCTUATIONS DE POPULATION DU TETRAS LYRE (TETRAO TETRIX L.)-
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Vandiepenbeeck, Marc

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (2003), 15

Adapté à des climats rudes et des hivers froids et enneigés, le tétras lyre (Petit coq de bruyère Tetrao tetrix. Oiseau Galliforme) a une répartition géographique boréo-montagnarde. Les résultats d'une ... [more ▼]

Adapté à des climats rudes et des hivers froids et enneigés, le tétras lyre (Petit coq de bruyère Tetrao tetrix. Oiseau Galliforme) a une répartition géographique boréo-montagnarde. Les résultats d'une modélisation statistique originale ont montré que les T° minimales et les précipitations locales, enregistrées au cours de certaines périodes cruciales du cycle de vie de l'oiseau, interviennent comme variables explicatives pour reproduire les fluctuations des effectifs annuels recensés depuis 20 et 30 ans en Belgique, Allemagne, Grande-Bretagne et Pays-Bas. Des résultats communs hautement significatifs confirment le rôle négatif des hivers doux et des précipitations pendant la période de reproduction (couvaison et premières semaines des poussins), et le rôle positif des températures chaudes pendant la période d'éclosion des jeunes. La qualité des résultats obtenus, la nature des variables météorologiques impliquées et le contexte de réchauffement climatique global nous ont fait chercher d'éventuelles tendances parmi les variables utilisées. Elles se sont révélées significatives en comparant l'évolution des moyennes standard de températures minimales et de précipitations mensuelles. Les différences dans les précipitations ont d'importantes répercussions biologiques car elles peuvent effectivement nuire à la reproduction et l'hivernage de l'espèce étudiée. Le réchauffement semble donc bien intervenir dans le déclin des populations à long terme, même si le tétras souffre du changement climatique en plus des atteintes anthropiques à son environnement et à sa tranquillité. Pour pallier aux défauts du climat, le gestionnaire prendra des décisions qui améliorent à tous points de vue la qualité, la capacité d'accueil et la tranquillité de l'habitat préféré de cet oiseau afin de favoriser sa conservation à court terme. [less ▲]

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See detailPhosphate mineral formation in Lake Baïkal sediments and implications for paleoclimate
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Alleman, L. Y.; André, Luc et al

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See detailSpeed of sound measurements in the evaluation of bone properties in Holstein-Friesian cows: a preliminary study
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Guyot, Hugues ULg; Vandeputte, Sébastien ULg et al

in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. Supplementum (2003), (Suppl 97), 149

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See detailScreening of histone deacetylase (HDAC) expression profiles in prostate cancer tissues leads to the identification of HDAC8 as a novel marker of smooth muscle differentiation
Waltregny, David ULg; Glénisson, Wendy; Tran, Syv Li et al

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Background: Histone deacetylation mediated by histone deacetylases (HDAC) plays a key role in the regulation of gene expression. Inhibition of HDAC activity is associated with profound alterations in ... [more ▼]

Background: Histone deacetylation mediated by histone deacetylases (HDAC) plays a key role in the regulation of gene expression. Inhibition of HDAC activity is associated with profound alterations in cellular biology, such as cell growth arrest, apoptosis and differentiation. It has been hypothesized that altered HDAC expression and/or activity could play a role in cancer development and progression. Objectives: To investigate this possibility, we undertook a study in which we screened HDAC expression profiles in human prostate cancer. In addition, we sought to determine the specific biological effects of selected HDACs. Methods: A variety of techniques, including immunochemistry, Q-RT-PCR, and immunobloting, were used to examine the expression of several class I and class II HDACs in human prostate cancer cell lines and matched malignant and non-malignant prostate tissues. Analysis of the specific biological effects of selected HDACs was performed after knocking down their expression with the use of specific small interfering RNAs (siRNA) and/or after forcing their overexpression by transfection of the cDNAs of interest. Results: Normal prostate epithelial and stromal cells displayed distinct HDAC expression profiles, suggesting specific functions for these enzymes in the prostate. Human prostate cancer cells did not exhibit significant alterations in the abundance of any of the HDAC enzymes analyzed. One of the HDACs tested, herein referred to as HDACX, was specifically expressed, in vivo, by cells showing smooth muscle phenotype, including vascular and prostate smooth muscle cells and myoepithelial cells. HDACX expression co-localized with the expression of the specific smooth muscle marker alpha smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) in all human tissues tested. Nucleo-cytoplasmic fractionation experiments showed that HDACX was mainly expressed in the cytosol of human smooth muscle cells (HSMC) obtained from umbilical cord veins. Transfection experiments leading to overexpression of HDACX in mouse fibroblasts indicated that the enzyme was detected both in the cytosol and in the nucleus. By immunocytochemistry, it was observed that HDACX pattern of expression was reminiscent of actin stress fibers, suggesting that this HDAC may be involved in the regulation of the smooth muscle cell cytoskeleton. Trichostatin A (TSA), a specific global HDAC inhibitor, as well as specific HDACX siRNAs, were able to completely prevent the TGFß1-induced differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts, as assessed by alpha-SMA abundance. Forced downregulation of HDACX by siRNAs in HSMC caused a dramatic reduction in their contraction capacity, as determined with the use of hydrated collagen lattices contraction assays. Conclusions : HDACs diplay distinct expression profiles among normal prostate epithelial and stromal cells. The abundance of the HDACs analyzed in this study is not altered in prostate cancer. Further experiments are required to determine whether the activity of these enzymes is altered in prostate cancer. We have identified for the first time an HDAC that (i) is specifically expressed in cells showing smooth muscle phenotype, (ii) is required for myofibroblastic differentiation, and (iii) is involved in smooth muscle cell contraction. This HDAC may become a target for the therapy of several pathological conditions, including chronic inflammation and cancer, in which myofibroblasts play a major role. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of transverse cracks initiation in continuous steel casting using a finite element approach
Castagne, S.; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Advances in Computational & Experimental Engineering (2003)

A numerical model for steel at elevated temperature which is based on a mesoscopic finite element approach is presented. The objective of the research is the analysis of damage evolution in the material ... [more ▼]

A numerical model for steel at elevated temperature which is based on a mesoscopic finite element approach is presented. The objective of the research is the analysis of damage evolution in the material using information from the macroscopic and microscopic scales. As a final application our results are used to study the industrial process of continuous casting of low carbon steel. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneration of spatially correlated wind histories
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the first Internation Conference on Finite Element Methods (2003)

Turbulent wind is a natural and therefore random phenomenon. The analysis of flexible structures subjected to turbulent wind requires, in a finite element approach, the resolution of a system of ... [more ▼]

Turbulent wind is a natural and therefore random phenomenon. The analysis of flexible structures subjected to turbulent wind requires, in a finite element approach, the resolution of a system of stochastic differential equations. It is supposed that the characteristics of the structure are perfectly known; thus the stochastic aspect of the problem comes from the random loading only. As the turbulent wind is most commonly characterized by its frequency content, the resolution of this equation is generally performed in the frequency domain. All governing equations must therefore be linear. If this can be reasonably supposed for the structure, this hypothesis is not mathematically justified for the wind loading. When the non linear behaviour of any part of the structure has to be accounted for, the resolution in the frequency domain is not valid anymore. It is then necessary to compute, with a step-by-step dynamic analysis, the response of the structure to a series of generated wind histories. In a finite element approach, this is for example achieved thanks to Newmark’s or Wilson’s methods. Averaging across the ensemble of the computed time-varying responses allows then to recover statistical results that a stochastic analysis would provide. This analysis method is known as a stochastic Monte Carlo simulation. After having emphasised the need to represent correctly the coherence between wind pressures at different points of the structure, this paper will present a method for generating a set of correlated wind histories that must be used in a finite element analysis. Finally an example of application of the presented method will prove its efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailOxytocin and vasopressin autocrine/paracrine signaling in small cell lung carcinoma
Pequeux, Christel ULg; Keegan, B. P.; Hagelstein, Marie-Thérèse ULg et al

in International Journal of Molecular Medicine (2003), 12/S1

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See detailAgregation study of the pyropheophorbide- a metyl ester in ethanol aqueous solution and liposomes
Delanaye, L.; Heyne, B.; Hoebeke, Maryse ULg

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See detailProstaglandin D2 affects the differentiation of human dendritic cells
Gosset, Philippe; Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Pichavant, Muriel et al

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