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See detailSocial Enterprise: the Shaping of a New Concept in a Comparative Regional Perspective
Defourny, Jacques ULg; Nyssens, Marthe

in Defourny, Jacques; Develtere, Patrick; Fonteneau, Bénédicte (Eds.) et al The Worldwide Making of the Social Economy. Innovations and Changes (2009)

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See detailClinal differentiation during invasion: Senecio inaequidens (Asteraceae) along altitudinal gradients in Europe.
Monty, Arnaud ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg

Poster (2009)

Plant population differentiation may play a role in decreasing the ability to predict whether, where, and when an introduced species will invade. However, few studies have addressed the level of genetic ... [more ▼]

Plant population differentiation may play a role in decreasing the ability to predict whether, where, and when an introduced species will invade. However, few studies have addressed the level of genetic change an alien species may undergo during range expansion, e.g. in response to climatic variation with altitude. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that invasive populations of Senecio inaequidens (Asteraceae) differentiated during migration from two independent introduction sites into divergent altitudinal and climatic zones. We carried out two years of common garden experiments with eight populations from a Belgian altitudinal transect and ten populations from similar French transect. Climatic analysis revealed that the Belgian transect followed a temperature and precipitation gradient. A temperature and summer drought gradient characterized the French study site. We evaluated differentiation and clinal variation in the following characters: days to germination, days to flowering, height at maturity, final plant height and aboveground biomass. Results showed that S. inaequidens populations differentiated in growth traits during invasion. First year of experiment, regressing population growth trait means against source population altitude indicated the presence of clinal variation along both transects. Second year, similar results were found along the French transect, i.e. a reduction in height at maturity, plant height and aboveground biomass with increasing altitude. Including seed mass as a covariate did not change the outcome of the analysis. The possible evolutionary causes for the differentiation observed are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Social Economy: the Worldwide Making of a Third Sector
Defourny, Jacques ULg; Develtere, Patrick

in Defourny, Jacques; Develtere, Patrick; Fonteneau, Bénédicte (Eds.) et al The Worldwide Making of the Social Economy. Innovations and Changes (2009)

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See detailcarnet de pédiatrie en Afrique: pédiatrie de base
Battisti, Oreste ULg

Learning material (2009)

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See detailForeword
Defourny, Jacques ULg

in Kerlin, Janelle A. (Ed.) Social Enterprise. A Global Comparison (2009)

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See detailcarnet de pédiatrie en Afrique: Chirurgie pédiatrique illustrée
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Battisti, Oreste ULg

Learning material (2009)

cours didactique sur la chirurgie pédiatrique

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See detailDesigning Steel Structures for Fire Safety
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg; Kodur, Venkatesh; Zaharia, Raul

Book published by Taylor & Françis Ed. (2009)

In this book the information relevant to fire design of steel structures is presented in a systematic way in seven chapters. Each Chapter begins with an introduction of various concepts to be covered and ... [more ▼]

In this book the information relevant to fire design of steel structures is presented in a systematic way in seven chapters. Each Chapter begins with an introduction of various concepts to be covered and follows with detailed explanation of the concepts. The calculation methods as relevant to code provisions (in Europe, North America or other continents) are discussed in detail. Worked examples relevant to calculation methodologies on simple structural elements are presented. For the case of complete structures guidance on how analysis can be carried out is presented. Chapter 1 of the book is devoted to providing relevant background information to codes and standards and principles of fire resistance design. The chapter discusses the fire safety design philosophies, prescriptive and performance-based design fire safety design issues. Chapter 2 deals with basis of design and mechanical loads. The load combinations to be considered for fire design of structures, as per European and North American codes and standards, are discussed. Chapter 3 discusses the detailed steps involved in establishing the fire scenarios for various cases. Both Eurocode and North American temperature-time relationships are discussed. Procedures in this section allow the designer to establish the time-temperature relationships or heat flux evolutions under a specified design fire. Chapter 4 deals with steps associated in establishing the temperature history in the steel structure, resulting from fire temperature. The various approaches for undertaking thermal analysis by simple calculation models are discussed. Chapter 5 presents the steps associated for establishing the mechanical response of a structure exposed to fire. The possibilities for analysis at different levels: member level, sub-structure level and global level are discussed. Full details related to simple calculation methods for undertaking strength analysis at member level are presented. Chapter 6 is devoted to fire resistance issues associated with design of joints. The steps associated with the fire resistance of a bolted or a welded joint through simplified and detailed procedure are discussed. Chapter 7 deals with thermal and mechanical analysis through advanced calculation models. The procedures involved in the sub-structure analysis or global structural analysis under fire exposure is fully discussed. Case studies are presented to illustrate the detailed fire resistance analysis of various structures. Chapter 8 presents four design examples showing how a complex structure can be designed using the concept of element or sub-structure analysis. The book concludes with two Annexes which present some of the design information related to material properties and temperature profiles. Annex 1 focuses on thermal properties of structural steel and commonly used insulation materials and resulting temperature profiles in steel. Annex 2 focuses on mechanical properties of structural steel. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamically constrained ensemble perturbations - application to tides on the West Florida Shelf
Barth, Alexander ULg; Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in Ocean Science (2009), 5(3), 259-270

A method is presented to create an ensemble of perturbations that satisfies linear dynamical constraints. A cost function is formulated defining the probability of each perturbation. It is shown that the ... [more ▼]

A method is presented to create an ensemble of perturbations that satisfies linear dynamical constraints. A cost function is formulated defining the probability of each perturbation. It is shown that the perturbations created with this approach take the land-sea mask into account in a similar way as variational analysis techniques. The impact of the land-sea mask is illustrated with an idealized configuration of a barrier island. Perturbations with a spatially variable correlation length can be also created by this approach. The method is applied to a realistic configuration of the West Florida Shelf to create perturbations of the M2 tidal parameters for elevation and depth-averaged currents. The perturbations are weakly constrained to satisfy the linear shallow-water equations. Despite that the constraint is derived from an idealized assumption, it is shown that this approach is applicable to a non-linear and baroclinic model. The amplitude of spurious transient motions created by constrained perturbations of initial and boundary conditions is significantly lower compared to perturbing the variables independently or to using only the momentum equation to compute the velocity perturbations from the elevation. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation de la transparence de l'atmosphère par ciel clair à la Station Scientifique des Hautes-fagnes (SSHF), Mont Rigi, Belgique. Comparaison avec la Station d'Uccle-Bruxelles (IRM)
Dury, Marie ULg; Ginion, Serge; Erpicum, Michel ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2009), 51(2008), 5-16

This paper deals with the study of the transparency of the atmosphere on clear sky at the Mont Rigi (Belgian Hautes-Fagnes) with the aim of underlining the particularities of the air composition in the ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the study of the transparency of the atmosphere on clear sky at the Mont Rigi (Belgian Hautes-Fagnes) with the aim of underlining the particularities of the air composition in the Hautes-Fagnes region and quantifying its influence on global solar radiation. We used the following data: solar elevation, water vapor content (characterized by atmospheric water depth) and solar extraterrestrial irradiation at the top of the atmosphere. Due to a lack of direct information about atmospheric pollution, we compared global radiation received at the Hautes-Fagnes scientific station (SSHF) on clear sky with that stored in the same conditions in Uccle (Brussels), the Belgian reference station (Royal meteorological institute, RMI) and urban area. [less ▲]

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See detailFrançois Jacqmin
Demoulin, Laurent ULg; Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Textyles : Revue des Lettres Belges de Langue Française (2009), 35

Le poète liégeois François Jacqmin (1929-1992) est l’auteur d’une œuvre qui étonne par sa densité et par sa profondeur – d’autant que, chez lui, ces deux caractéristiques prennent la forme de vers simples ... [more ▼]

Le poète liégeois François Jacqmin (1929-1992) est l’auteur d’une œuvre qui étonne par sa densité et par sa profondeur – d’autant que, chez lui, ces deux caractéristiques prennent la forme de vers simples, limpides, lumineux. Aussi, le premier mouvement de la critique consiste-t-il à chercher, sous la simplicité, la profondeur enfouie, au point de faire du poète un penseur. Le penseur n’est pas oublié dans ce volume, qui constitue la première monographie universitaire consacrée à l’auteur du Livre de la neige, mais c’est surtout le poète qui a retenu l’attention. Ou, du moins, la pensée est-elle envisagée ici dans la nuance de sa matérialité poétique. François Jacqmin est lu dans ses poèmes. [less ▲]

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See detailThe in-vitro antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants against beta-lactam-resistant bacteria
Gangoue Pieboji, Joseph ULg; Eze, N.; Ngongang Djintchui, A. et al

in J Infect Dev Ctries (2009), 3(9), 671-80

BACKGROUND: In effort to identify novel bacterial agents, this study was initiated to evaluate the antimicrobial properties of 17 crude extracts from 12 medicinal plants against beta-lactam-resistant ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: In effort to identify novel bacterial agents, this study was initiated to evaluate the antimicrobial properties of 17 crude extracts from 12 medicinal plants against beta-lactam-resistant bacteria. METHODOLOGY: The antimicrobial activities of plant extracts were evaluated against clinically proved beta-lactam-resistant bacteria (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Acinetobacter baumannii, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus sp.) and reference strains of bacteria (Escherichia coli ATCC 35218, Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC 29751, E. aerogenes ATCC 13048, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 and Enterococcus hirae ATCC 9790) by using disc-diffusion and agar-dilution assays. RESULTS: The crude plant extracts demonstrated broad spectrum activity against all bacteria tested with inhibition zones in the range of 8-30 mm. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of different plant extracts against the tested bacteria were found to range from <or= 0.3 to >or= 10 mg ml(-1). The most active plant extracts were from Dortenia picta and Bridelia micrantha (MIC: 1.25-10 mg ml(-1)) on beta-lactam-resistant Gram-negative bacilli and the extracts from B. micrantha, Mallotus oppositifolius, Garcinia lucida, Garcinia. kola, Campylospermum densiflorum (leaves) and C. zenkeri (root) on beta-lactam-resistant Gram-positive cocci (MIC: <or= 0.3-5 mg ml(-1)). CONCLUSION: Of the 17 plant extracts studied, seven showed good antimicrobial activity against the tested bacteria. The stem bark of B. micrantha and the leaves of D. picta were most active towards beta-lactamase producing Gram-negative bacilli. This study shows that medicinal plants could be sources of compounds which can be used to fight against beta-lactam resistant bacteria. [less ▲]

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See detailNouvelles courbes de productivité pour le douglas en Région wallonne
Perin, Jérôme ULg; Claessens, Hugues ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg

in Forêt Wallonne (2009), (98), 22-28

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See detailSmall Scale Solar ORC system for distributed power
Orosz, Matthew; Mueller, Amy; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg et al

(2009)

A solar thermal organic Rankine cycle (ORC) can provide affordable energy supplies in remote regions. The advent of low-cost medium temperature parabolic trough collectors and ORC technology taking ... [more ▼]

A solar thermal organic Rankine cycle (ORC) can provide affordable energy supplies in remote regions. The advent of low-cost medium temperature parabolic trough collectors and ORC technology taking advantage of mass produced fluid machinery from HVAC industries are enabling developments for the production of small scale autonomous power generation units. Construction and testing of this type of system is discussed, including benchmarking of scrolls expanders (up to 75% isentropic effieiency) and the field testing of solar collectors (50% thermal efficiency at 150°C operating temperatures) with a nominal cost of $80 m-2. These results have led to the construction of a full-scale 3kW solar ORC power system designed to support a rural health clinic in Lesotho in southern Africa. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficacy and safety of a third anti-TNF monoclonal antibody in Crohn's disease after failure of two other anti-TNF.
Allez, Matthieu; Vermeire, Severine; Mozziconacci, Nicolas et al

in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2009)

Adalimumab (ADA) and certolizumab pegol (CZP) have demonstrated efficacy in Crohn's disease (CD) patients previously treated with infliximab (IFX). Aim: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of a third ... [more ▼]

Adalimumab (ADA) and certolizumab pegol (CZP) have demonstrated efficacy in Crohn's disease (CD) patients previously treated with infliximab (IFX). Aim: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of a third anti-TNF in CD after failure of and/or intolerance to two different anti-TNF. Methods: CD patients who received ADA or CZP after loss of response and/or intolerance to two anti-TNF were included in this retrospective study. Data were collected using a standardized questionnaire. Clinical response, duration, safety and reasons for discontinuation were assessed. Results: Sixty-seven patients treated with CZP (n=40) or ADA (n=27) were included. A clinical response was observed in 41 (61%) at week 6 and 34 patients (51%) at week 20. The probability of remaining under treatment at 3 months, 6 months and 9 months was 68%, 60% and 45%, respectively. At the end of follow-up, the third anti-TNF had been stopped in 36 patients for intolerance (n=13), or failure (n=23). Two deaths were observed. Conclusion: Treatment, with a third anti-TNF (CZP or ADA) agent, of CD patients who have experienced loss of response and/or intolerance to two anti-TNF antibodies, has favorable short- and long-term efficacy and is an option to be considered in patients with no other therapeutic options. [less ▲]

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See detailProtéomique par SELDI-TOF-MS des maladies inflammatoires articulaires: identification des protéines S100 comme protéines d'intérêt
De Seny, Dominique ULg; Ribbens, Clio ULg; Cobraiville, Gaël ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(Spec No), 29-35

Clinical proteomics is a technical approach studying the entire proteome expressed by cells, tissues or organs. It describes the dynamics of cell regulation by detecting molecular events related to ... [more ▼]

Clinical proteomics is a technical approach studying the entire proteome expressed by cells, tissues or organs. It describes the dynamics of cell regulation by detecting molecular events related to diseases development. Proteomic techniques focus mainly on identification of new biomarkers or new therapeutic targets. It is a multidisciplinary approach using medical, biological, bioanalytical and bioinformatics knowledges. A strong collaboration between these fields allowed SELDI-TOF-MS proteomics studies to be performed at the CHU and the University of Liege, in GIGA-Research facilities. The aim of these studies was driven along three main axes of research related to the identification of biomarkers specific to a studied pathology, to a common biological pathway and, finally, to a treatment response. [less ▲]

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See detailValorisation du douglas en bois de struture et bardages : impact de la vitesse de croissance des arbres
Henin, Jean-Marc; Pollet, Caroline; Hebert, Jacques ULg et al

in Forêt Wallonne (2009), (98), 29-38

Jusqu’à présent, la gestion du douglas était plus ou moins calquée sur celle de l’épicéa, ce qui impliquait une sous-exploitation du potentiel. La recherche présentée a pour but d’évaluer l’impact de la ... [more ▼]

Jusqu’à présent, la gestion du douglas était plus ou moins calquée sur celle de l’épicéa, ce qui impliquait une sous-exploitation du potentiel. La recherche présentée a pour but d’évaluer l’impact de la vitesse de croissance sur les caractéristiques du matériau produit et donc l’impact de la sylviculture opérée sur le douglas. <br /> <br />Soixante-six arbres ont été choisis dans onze peuplements. Six arbres par peuplement : deux dominants, deux co-dominants, deux dominés. L’âge des peuplements se situe entre 40 et 70 ans. Les peuplements les plus jeunes ont suivi les scénarios sylvicoles les plus dynamiques, les peuplements les plus vieux ont été soumis aux pratiques les plus conservatrices. <br /> <br />Sur base d’un classement visuel, 85 % des bois de structure et 77 % des lames de bardage débitées sont valorisables. Ces débits sont représentatifs de plus de 75 % du volume marchand des arbres. Le constat est donc positif. <br /> <br />La maximisation de la croissance du douglas n’est pas la solution qui permet une valorisation optimale de la ressource par le secteur de la première transformation, en raison de l’augmentation de la nodosité avec la vitesse de croissance. Par contre, la largeur moyenne des cernes mesurée sur les sciages n’est pas en soi un facteur pénalisant pour le classement visuel. <br /> <br />Dans un contexte de classement visuel, la recherche de vitesses de croissance relativement élevées semble subordonnée à la pratique d’un élagage qui permettra de pallier la forte branchaison. Il reste à évaluer si la plus-value apportée par l’élagage compense la perte de qualité engendrée par l’augmentation de la taille des nœuds au-delà de la partie élaguée, quand on sait que pour 6 mètres élagués, 65 % du volume des arbres du peuplement final ne le sont pas. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution and evolution of ferripyoverdine receptors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Bodilis, Josselin; Ghysels, Bart ULg; Osayande, Julie et al

in Environmental microbiology (2009), 11(8), 2123-35

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous gram-negative bacterium, which is also able to cause severe opportunistic infections in humans. The colonization of the host is importantly affected by the ... [more ▼]

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous gram-negative bacterium, which is also able to cause severe opportunistic infections in humans. The colonization of the host is importantly affected by the production of the high-affinity iron (III) scavenging peptidic siderophore pyoverdine. The species P. aeruginosa can be divided into three subgroups ('siderovars'), each characterized by the production of a specific pyoverdine and receptor (FpvA). We used a multiplex PCR to determine the FpvA siderovar on 345 P. aeruginosa strains from environmental or clinical origin. We found about the same proportion of each type in clinical strains, while FpvA type I was slightly over-represented (49%) in environmental strains. Our multiplex PCR also detected the presence or absence of an additional receptor for type I pyoverdine (FpvB). The fpvB gene was in fact present in the vast majority of P. aeruginosa strains (93%), regardless of their siderovar or their origin. Finally, molecular analyses of fpvA and fpvB genes highlighted a complex evolutionary history, probably linked to the central role of iron acquisition in the ecology and virulence of P. aeruginosa. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst epidemiological study on exposure to Neospora caninum in different canine populations in the Algiers District (Algeria)
Ghalmi, F.; China, B.; Kaïdi, R. et al

in Parasitology International (2009), 58(4), 444-450

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See detailCarnet du Louvre
Havelange, Carl ULg

in Cahiers Internationaux de Symbolisme (2009), 122-123-124

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