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See detailIntrinsic and irradiation-induced tumor selectivity of liposome-based gene therapy targeting Akt activation.
Martinive, Philippe ULg; Sonveaux, Pierre; Brouet, Agnes et al

Poster (2004, September)

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See detailL'innovation en matière d'alimentation fonctionnelle: le cas des oméga 3
Kouembeu Tagne, Jean Jacques ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2004)

Comment avoir un aperçu général et spécifique tant sur les aliments fonctionnels que sur les oméga 3 ? Comment s'est opérée l'innovation en la matière? pour répondre à ces interrogations, j'ai essayé de ... [more ▼]

Comment avoir un aperçu général et spécifique tant sur les aliments fonctionnels que sur les oméga 3 ? Comment s'est opérée l'innovation en la matière? pour répondre à ces interrogations, j'ai essayé de répondre à quatre questions : le rôle des intermédiaires, le rôle de la crise de l’agro-alimentaire, les enjeux économiques qui entourent ces questions et la dimension internationale du problème. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of defects on fruits by machine vision and unsupervised segmentation
Kleynen, Olivier; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in AgEng 2004 Conference - Engineering the fuiture (2004)

Defect detection on fruits by machine vision is a complex task. Indeed, the sound tissue colour is not uniform and the defects present a wide variability in colour, shape and texture. Mostly often, images ... [more ▼]

Defect detection on fruits by machine vision is a complex task. Indeed, the sound tissue colour is not uniform and the defects present a wide variability in colour, shape and texture. Mostly often, images are acquired by conventional RGB cameras and defect segmentation is performed by algorithms based on Bayes'rules. The efficiency of these methods can be improved firstly by acquiring images with a dedicated vision system (multi-spectal imager) and secondly by implementing unsupervised segmentation methods (based on the 'mean shift' procedure; Comaniciu and Meer, 2002). [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of defects on fruits by machine vision and unsupervised segmentation
Kleynen, Olivier; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in AgEng 2004 Conference (2004, September)

Defect detection on fruits by machine vision is a complex task. Indeed, the sound tissue colour is not uniform and the defects present a wide variability in colour, shape and texture. Mostly often, images ... [more ▼]

Defect detection on fruits by machine vision is a complex task. Indeed, the sound tissue colour is not uniform and the defects present a wide variability in colour, shape and texture. Mostly often, images are acquired by conventional RGB cameras and defect segmentation is performed by algorithms based on Bayes' rules. The efficiency of these methods can be improved firstly by acquiring images with a dedicated vision system (multi-spectral imager) and secondly by implementing unsupervised segmentation methods (method derived from the 'mean shift' procedure of Camaniciu and Meer, 2002). [less ▲]

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See detailUltimate strength of aluminium stiffened panels: Sensitivity analysis
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Sarghiuta, R.; Otelea, C. et al

in PRADS’2004, 9th Int. Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and other Floating Structures, Germany, Seehafen Verslag GmbH, Hambourg, vol.1, Sept. 2004 (2004, September)

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See detailLe medicament du mois. Le tiotropium (SPIRIVA)
Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(9), 530-3

SPIRIVA (tiotropium) is a long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilatator, inhaled once a day, which produces relaxation of airway smooth muscle through antagonism of acetylcholine at M3-muscarinic receptors ... [more ▼]

SPIRIVA (tiotropium) is a long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilatator, inhaled once a day, which produces relaxation of airway smooth muscle through antagonism of acetylcholine at M3-muscarinic receptors. Its duration of action is at least 24h with once daily administration of tiotropium. Several studies have shown its efficacy and its good tolerance in the treatment of patients who are suffering from moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SPIRIVA improves spirometric measurements and quality of life, and reduces dyspnea and exacerbation rate in COPD patients. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of Welding on Ultimate Compressive Strength of Aluminium Stiffened Panels
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Richir, T.; Toderan, C. et al

in HIPER’2004, High Performances Marine Vehicules (2004, September)

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See detailLipids composition of milk fat globule membrane extracted from cream
Bodson, Pascal; Danthine, Sabine ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg

Poster (2004, September)

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See detailHeating effects on some quality caracteristics of date seed oil.
Besbes, Souhail; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Danthine, Sabine ULg et al

Poster (2004, September)

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See detailQuelles mesures d'impact des publications alternatives
Thirion, Paul ULg

in Cahiers de la Documentation = Bladen voor Documentatie (2004), 58(3), 145-150

Contrairement à ce qui est parfois avancé, il existe bel et bien des moyens de mesurer l’impact des publications de type ‘ Open Access ’. Certains de ces moyens offrent même des perspectives plus riches ... [more ▼]

Contrairement à ce qui est parfois avancé, il existe bel et bien des moyens de mesurer l’impact des publications de type ‘ Open Access ’. Certains de ces moyens offrent même des perspectives plus riches et plus prometteuses que les moyens traditionnels de type Facteur d'impact. En les combinant, il devient possible d’atteindre une évaluation beaucoup plus fine, alliant composantes quantitatives et qualitatives. [less ▲]

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See detailInterest of the androgen deficiency in aging males (ADAM) questionnaire for the identification of hypogonadism in elderly community-dwelling male volunteers
Tancredi, Annalisa ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Schleich, FLorence ULg et al

in European Journal of Endocrinology (2004), 151(3), 355-360

Objective: To date, serum free testosterone measurement is considered to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of hypogonadism in elderly males but it is not available to all subjects suspected of a ... [more ▼]

Objective: To date, serum free testosterone measurement is considered to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of hypogonadism in elderly males but it is not available to all subjects suspected of a decrease in testicular function. Therefore, we evaluated whether the Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) questionnaire, in its original or in a modified 'quantitative' version (qADAM), could be used as a surrogate to biochemical determinations for the identification of hypogonadism in elderly males. Methods: 5028 men, aged 50-70 years, spontaneously consulting for the assessment of their gonadal function were studied. ADAM and qADAM, allocating a value of 1 point for any positive answer to each of the 10 questions of the ADAM test, were assessed for their ability to discriminate between males with free testosterone levels below or above 70 ng/l. Results: The sensitivity and specificity of the ADAM score were 81% and 21.6% respectively. The use of ADAM resulted in an appropriate classification of our population in normal or hypogonadal subjects in 44.5% of the cases. The area under the receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve for the qADAM (0.529) revealed a highly marginal interest of this quantitative approach compared with the original scoring system. Conclusions: The ADAM test has a high sensitivity to identify aging males with low free testosterone levels. However, due to its lack of specificity, this test cannot be used as a surrogate to serum free testosterone testing for the identification of androgen deficiency in elderly, community-dwelling males. [less ▲]

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See detailA spectroscopic study of the non-thermal radio emitter Cyg OB2#8A: Discovery of a new binary system
De Becker, Michaël ULg; Rauw, Grégor ULg; Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004), 424(3), 39-42

We present the results of a spectroscopic campaign revealing that the non-thermal radio emitter Cyg OB2 #8A is an O6+O5.5 binary system. We propose the very first orbital solution indicating a period of ... [more ▼]

We present the results of a spectroscopic campaign revealing that the non-thermal radio emitter Cyg OB2 #8A is an O6+O5.5 binary system. We propose the very first orbital solution indicating a period of about 21.9 days. The system appears to be eccentric (0.24+/-0.04) and is likely seen under a rather low inclination angle. The mass ratio of the components is close to unity. The impact of the binarity of this star in the framework of our understanding of non-thermal radio emission from early-type stars is briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailAnisotropic behaviour in the magnetic field dependence of the low temperature electrical resistance of calcium-doped lanthanum manganate thin films grown by RF magnetron sputtering
Vertruyen, Bénédicte ULg; Dusoulier, Laurent; Fagnard, Jean-François ULg et al

in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2004), 280(2-3), 264-272

We report about the magnetoresistive properties of calcium-doped lanthanum manganate thin films grown by RF magnetron sputtering on single crystalline LaAiO(3) and MgO substrates. Two orientations of the ... [more ▼]

We report about the magnetoresistive properties of calcium-doped lanthanum manganate thin films grown by RF magnetron sputtering on single crystalline LaAiO(3) and MgO substrates. Two orientations of the magnetic field with respect to the electrical current have been studied: (i) magnetic field in the plane of the film and parallel to the electrical current, and (ii) magnetic field perpendicular to the plane of the film. The film grown on LaAlO3 is characterised by an unusual magneto resistive behaviour when the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the film plane: the appearance of two bumps in the field dependence of the resistance is shown to be related to the occurrence of anisotropic magneto resistive effects in manganate films. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailBrain function in coma, vegetative state, and related disorders
Laureys, Steven ULg; Owen, Adrian M; Schiff, Nicholas D

in Lancet Neurology (2004), 3(9), 537-546

We review the nosological criteria and functional neuroanatomical basis for brain death, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and the locked-in state. Functional neuroimaging is providing ... [more ▼]

We review the nosological criteria and functional neuroanatomical basis for brain death, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and the locked-in state. Functional neuroimaging is providing new insights into cerebral activity in patients with severe brain damage. Measurements of cerebral metabolism and brain activations in response to sensory stimuli with PET, fMRI, and electrophysiological methods can provide information on the presence, degree, and location of any residual brain function. However, use of these techniques in people with severe brain damage is methodologically complex and needs careful quantitative analysis and interpretation. In addition, ethical frameworks to guide research in these patients must be further developed. At present, clinical examinations identify nosological distinctions needed for accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Neuroimaging techniques remain important tools for clinical research that will extend our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of these disorders. [less ▲]

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See detailCross-modal facilitation is not specific to self-face recognition
Brédart, Serge ULg

in Consciousness & Cognition (2004), 13(3), 610-612

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See detailHigh-energy hadron spin-flip amplitude at small momentum transfer and new A(N) data from RHIC
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Predazzi, E.; Selyugin, Oleg Viktorovich

in European Physical Journal A -- Hadrons & Nuclei (2004), 21(3), 479-486

In the case of elastic high-energy hadron-hadron scattering, the impact of the large-distance contributions on the behaviour of the slopes of the spin-non-flip and of the spin-flip amplitudes is analysed ... [more ▼]

In the case of elastic high-energy hadron-hadron scattering, the impact of the large-distance contributions on the behaviour of the slopes of the spin-non-flip and of the spin-flip amplitudes is analysed. It is shown that the long tail of the hadronic potential in impact parameter space leads to a value of the slope of the reduced spin-flip amplitude larger than that of the spin-non-flip amplitude. This effect is taken into account in the calculation of the analysing power in proton-nucleus reactions at high energies. It is shown that the preliminary measurement of A(N) (for p 12C obtained by the E950 Collaboration indeed favours a spin-flip amplitude with a large slope. Predictions for A)(N) (at P)(L) = 250 GeV/c are given. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentity but not expression memory for unfamiliar faces is affected by ageing
D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Memory (2004), 12(5), 644-654

We examined age-related differences in memory for identity and emotional expression of unfamiliar faces. Younger and older adults were presented with happy and angry faces and were later asked to ... [more ▼]

We examined age-related differences in memory for identity and emotional expression of unfamiliar faces. Younger and older adults were presented with happy and angry faces and were later asked to recognise the same faces displaying a neutral expression. When a face was recognised, they also had to remember what the initial expression of the face had been. In addition, states of awareness associated with both identity and expression memory were assessed with the remember/know/guess paradigm. Older adults showed less recollective experience than younger adults for identity but not for emotional expressions of the faces. This evidence indicates that age-related differences in memory may depend on the nature of the to-be-remembered information, with emotional/social information being remembered as well in older as in younger adults. [less ▲]

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See detailWastewater sludge convective drying: Influence of sludge origin
Léonard, Angélique ULg; Vandevenne, P.; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Environmental Technology (2004), 25(9), 1051-1057

This paper deals with thermal drying of wastewater sludges, whose management will become crucial in the forthcoming years. Sludges collected after mechanical dewatering in 5 different WWTPs are submitted ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with thermal drying of wastewater sludges, whose management will become crucial in the forthcoming years. Sludges collected after mechanical dewatering in 5 different WWTPs are submitted to the same convective drying treatment in order to try finding some relations between the drying behaviours, the type of effluent and wastewater treatments. Results show clearly sludge drying remains a particularly complex operation because sludges may exhibit very different behaviours, both from kinetic and texture points of view. Initial moisture content and global composition are not sufficient to explain the different observed behaviours. It is too early to claim one or another type of water treatment has an influence on the drying behaviour. However, the drying rates can be classified in the inverse order of the organic content. Moreover for sludges at the same siccities, the harder the material (rheological properties), the higher the drying rate. Final textural properties can be related to the rheological properties and the internal diffusion limitations lowering the drying intensity. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Sm complexes with Sn compounds for syntheses of copolymers composed of lactide and cyclic carbonates and their biodegradabilities
Yasuda, Hajime; Yamamoto, Katsuhiro; Nakayama, Yuushou et al

in Reactive & Functional Polymers (2004), 61

The comparison of organolanthanide complexes, (C5Me5)(2)SmMe(THF) (Sm1) and [(C5Me5)(2)SM](2)(PhC=C= C=CPh) (Sm2), with tin compounds, Bu2Sn(OMe)(2) (Sn1) and Bu2Sn(OCH2CH2CH2O) (Sn2), in the preparation ... [more ▼]

The comparison of organolanthanide complexes, (C5Me5)(2)SmMe(THF) (Sm1) and [(C5Me5)(2)SM](2)(PhC=C= C=CPh) (Sm2), with tin compounds, Bu2Sn(OMe)(2) (Sn1) and Bu2Sn(OCH2CH2CH2O) (Sn2), in the preparation of random and diblock copolymers composed Of L-lactide (L-LA) or D,L-LA and epsilon-caprolactone (CL), and the preparation of triblock copolymers composed Of L-LA/CL/L-LA was studied and the biodegradabilities of the resulting copolymers with proteinase K and a compost were examined. Poly(L-LA-ran-CL) shows much higher degradability than poly(L-LA) with proteinase K, and poly(L-LA), poly(L-LA-ran-CL) and poly(L-LA-b-CL) (b means block) prepared with Sm1 had better degradability than those synthesized with the Sn1 compound. The degradability Of Poly(L-LA-ran-CL) with proteinase K is higher than that Of poly(L-LA-b-CL). Poly(LA-ran-CL) and poly(LA-b-CL) prepared with Sml revealed higher degradability than those obtained with Sn1 using a compost. Triblock copolymers, poly(L-LA-b-CL-b-L-LA), synthesized with Sm2 revealed nearly the same degradability with those obtained with Sn2 using a compost. Finally, biocompatibility was studied with macrophage activation assay using RAW 264.7, and metabolic viability assay using Cell Titer Aqueous non-radioactive Cell. [less ▲]

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See detailSensor network design using genetic algorithm
Gerkens, Carine ULg; Heyen, Georges ULg

(2004, September)

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