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See detailBiolaw and dual use dilemma: the freedom of scientific research in relationship with traditional and emerging sciences and technologies
Colussi, Ilaria Anna ULg

in International Journal of Biolaw (in press)

Science and technology require an intervention by the law, and law is called upon to intervene in front of their evolution, and to look for proper solutions of governance and rational responses to their ... [more ▼]

Science and technology require an intervention by the law, and law is called upon to intervene in front of their evolution, and to look for proper solutions of governance and rational responses to their risks. One of the main issues to be investigated from the legal viewpoint is represented by the ‘dual-use dilemma’ that arises both in ‘traditional’ and new areas of techno-sciences. Indeed, any kind of research has the potential to be used both for bad as well as for good purposes. Therefore, it is important to reflect upon the ways to control possibly dangerous research without preventing the progress from going further. Such ‘dual-use dilemma’, then, entails the study of one of the fundamental freedoms in the biolaw area: the freedom of scientific research, its limits, and relationship with other rights/needs/freedoms (such the need of security). This work focuses on two areas of the techno-scientific world. One is more ‘traditional’, i.e. nuclear science, in whose context the reflections on ‘dual-use’ were born and developed, and the other one is a new emerging technology, which is synthetic biology. The aim is to understand how the freedom of scientific research could be shaped in relationship with other rights/needs/interests for dealing with ‘dual-use’ issues in the aforementioned areas of science and technology. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Bounds of Object. The Brentano-Meinong Dispute, A Priori Knowledge, and the Power of Perception
Boccaccini, Federico ULg

in Leclercq, Bruno; Richard, Sébastien; Seron, Denis (Eds.) Objects and Pseudo-Objects. Ontological deserts and jungles from Meinong to Carnap (in press)

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See detailGateways and Walls, or the Power and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Metaphors
Tunca, Daria ULg; Wilson, Janet

in Wilson, Janet; Tunca, Daria (Eds.) Under Construction: Postcolonial Gateways and Walls (in press)

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See detailAll for a container! Return migration, transport technologies, and love affairs
Jedlowski, Alessandro ULg

in Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies (in press)

This paper analyzes the articulation between mobility and technology within life trajectories marked by migration, exile and the search for economic achievement. It does so by focusing on a Nigerian ... [more ▼]

This paper analyzes the articulation between mobility and technology within life trajectories marked by migration, exile and the search for economic achievement. It does so by focusing on a Nigerian couple’s (attempted) itinerary of return migration from Italy to Nigeria, and on the tensions that surround the role played by a specific transport technology, the shipping container, within this process. It highlights how, throughout the itinerary that brings the container from Italy to Nigeria, its social meaning and that of the cargo stored in it become the center of a series of tense interactions, in which diverging imaginaries about transnational mobility, migration and life abroad come to the fore, and provoke radical transformations in the life of the people involved in the itinerary of the container itself. [less ▲]

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See detailA Reconstructed Qarā Qoyūnlū Letter
Bauden, Frédéric ULg

in Bauden, Frédéric; Dekkiche, Malika (Eds.) Mamlūk Cairo: A Crossroad for Embassies (in press)

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See detailSophistique et Philosophie: Platon, héritier de Protagoras
Gavray, Marc-Antoine ULg

Book published by Vrin (in press)

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See detailNew data about anatomy, branching, and inferred growth patterns in the Early Devonian plant Armoricaphyton chateaupannense, Montjean-sur-Loire, France
Gerrienne, Philippe ULg; Gensel, PG

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (in press)

This study provides detailed information, based on serial peels, on the anatomy of the primary and secondary xylem, lateral branch formation, and proposed growth pattern of Armoricaphyton Strullu-Derrien ... [more ▼]

This study provides detailed information, based on serial peels, on the anatomy of the primary and secondary xylem, lateral branch formation, and proposed growth pattern of Armoricaphyton Strullu-Derrien et al., an Early Devonian (Pragian) basal euphyllophyte. The centrarch primary xylem strand is circular to oval in cross section and includes P-type tracheids. The pattern of lateral branch departure is described in detail based on serial peels. The secondary xylem, illustrated in transverse, radial and tangential longitudinal sections, includes P-type tracheids with similar pitting in radial and tangential walls. The presence of one-walled spaces interpreted as rays is confirmed. This study also documents the earliest occurrence of secondary xylem at bases of next higher order of branches. A model of growth for this unusual Early Devonian plant is presented, with documented epidogenetic, menetogenetic and possible apoxogenetic phases. The difference in proportion of primary tosecondary xylem is postulated to be a result of this mode of growth. The possible implications of xylem size and organization in the lateral organ in Armoricaphyton relative to the early evolution of the megaphyllous leaf are briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailAntiquité tardive et christianisme africains dans l'Africa romana : un bilan historiographique
Fialon, Sabine ULg

in Ruggeri, Paola (Ed.) L’Africa romana XX. Momenti di continuita e rottura : bilancio di 30 anni di convegni de l’Africa romana (in press)

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See detailFully automated electrophoretically mediated microanalysis for CYP1A1 activity monitoring optimized by multivariate approach
Farcas, Elena ULg; Servais, Anne-Catherine ULg; Lamalle, Caroline ULg et al

in Electrophoresis (in press)

In this study, a fully automatized in-capillary system was developed to monitor the activity of CYP1A1 in physiological conditions. Ethoxycoumarin, the selected substrate, undergoes an in-line bioreaction ... [more ▼]

In this study, a fully automatized in-capillary system was developed to monitor the activity of CYP1A1 in physiological conditions. Ethoxycoumarin, the selected substrate, undergoes an in-line bioreaction in the presence of CYP1A1 supersomes and NADPH as co-factor, giving rise to hydroxycoumarin, the product that was assayed. The optimization of the experimental conditions was supported by the application of a design of experiment, providing a better understanding of electrophoretic mixing parameters that influence the metabolic reactions. The results obtained in optimal conditions were compared not only to those achieved after off-line metabolization but also with liver microsomes. Finally, inhibition studies were conducted showing an important decrease of hydroxycoumarin formation using apigenin as CYP1A1 potent inhibitor. This study demonstrates the usefulness of our in-line system for the fully automated in vitro metabolism studies and the screening of new CYP1A1 inhibitors. [less ▲]

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See detailLes Grecs ont-ils étudié le latin ? Quelques témoignages datant du Haut-Empire
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Sans, Benoît; Foubert, Frédéric; Vanhalme, Charlotte (Eds.) Hommages à Ghislaine Viré (in press)

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See detailCollective vortex behaviors: diversity, proximate, and ultimate causes of circular animal group movements
Delcourt, Johann ULg; Bode, W.F. Nikolaï; Denoël, Mathieu ULg

in Quarterly Review of Biology (in press)

Ant mill, caterpillar circle, bat doughnut, amphibian vortex, duck swirl, and fish torus are different names for rotating circular animal formations, where individuals turn around a common center. These ... [more ▼]

Ant mill, caterpillar circle, bat doughnut, amphibian vortex, duck swirl, and fish torus are different names for rotating circular animal formations, where individuals turn around a common center. These “collective vortex behaviors” occur at different group sizes from pairs to several million individuals and have been reported in a large number of organisms, from bacteria to vertebrates, including humans. However, to date, no comprehensive review and synthesis of the literature on vortex behaviors has been conducted. Here, we review the state of the art of the proximate and ultimate causes of vortex behaviors. The ubiquity of this behavioral phenomenon could suggest common causes or fundamental underlying principles across contexts. However, we find that a variety of proximate mechanisms give rise to vortex behaviors. We highlight the potential benefits of collective vortex behaviors to individuals involved in them. For example, in some species, vortices increase feeding efficiency and could give protection against predators. It has also been argued that vortices could improve collective decision making and information transfer. We highlight gaps in our understanding of these ubiquitous behavioral phenomena and discuss future directions for research in vortex studies. [less ▲]

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See detailLa contribution du CHST à l'inventaire wallon des terrains potentiellement pollués
Defechereux, Olivier ULg; Peters, Arnaud ULg

in Actes du IXème Congrès de l’Association des Cercles francophones d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de Belgique (in press)

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See detailLa carte de Vandermaelen et le paysage industriel wallon à la fin de la première industrialisation
Peters, Arnaud ULg; Defechereux, Olivier ULg

in Actes du IXème Congrès de l’Association des Cercles francophones d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de Belgique (in press)

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See detailEfficient ANOVA for directional data
Swan, Yvik ULg; Ley, Christophe; Verdebout, Thomas

in Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (in press)

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See detailParametric Stein operators and variance bounds
Swan, Yvik ULg; Ley, Christophe

in Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics (in press)

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See detailQuantification des politiques versus démocratisation de l’évaluation : Etude des plans de cohésion sociale en Wallonie
Fallon, Catherine ULg; Feron, Pauline

in Mespoulet, Martine (Ed.) Usages des chiffres dans l’action publique territoriale (in press)

L’usage des chiffres dans l’action publique (ou la « quantification du politique ») mobilise deux registres en tension : premièrement celui de la performance, où « le chiffre est conçu comme un acteur ... [more ▼]

L’usage des chiffres dans l’action publique (ou la « quantification du politique ») mobilise deux registres en tension : premièrement celui de la performance, où « le chiffre est conçu comme un acteur contribuant à encadrer l’action en restreignant les options soumises à délibération et les choix ouverts à la décision collective », et deuxièmement la démocratie, perçue comme « un facteur d’extension du débat public et d’accroissement des sphères d’exercice de la responsabilité politique des citoyens ». Ogien relève le renforcement de cette tension, tout en soulignant l’absence de démocratisation de la mesure elle-même. Afin de remédier à cet écueil, l’auteur propose que les citoyens, rarement pris en considération dans l’élaboration et la définition des termes de la mesure, soient parties prenantes « du système du chiffre qui sert à rendre compte de leur existence et de leur destinée ». Cette contribution analyse les modalités concrètes de cette tension dans le cadre de l’évaluation d’une politique régionale mise en place au niveau local, les plans de cohésion sociale (PCS) en Région wallonne (Belgique), en mobilisant les données recueillies lors de l’évaluation des PCS terminée en mars 2013 . En effet, un enjeu important des PCS était la mise en place d’un processus d’évaluation qui se voulait « participatif» . La participation citoyenne étant une notion centrale de la philosophie PCS, un des objectifs de la Direction interdépartementale de la cohésion sociale (DiCS – administration régionale en charge du programme) était de la promouvoir à travers toutes les étapes de mise en œuvre de cette politique, y compris pour l’évaluation d’impact, inspirée en cela par les propositions méthodologiques du Conseil de l’Europe. Dans un premier temps, le bureau régional de statistique avait développé un indicateur composite « d’accès aux droits sociaux fondamentaux » afin d’objectiver la clé de répartition des ressources entre les territoires locaux. Ce n’est que dans un second temps, en fin de programme, que la DiCS était sommée de produire une « évaluation participative » mesurant l’impact des actions réalisées à travers les PCS sur la cohésion sociale et le bien-être. L’article propose de confronter ces deux démarches d’évaluation : celle qui aboutit à un indicateur quantitatif fondé sur une logique statistique et l’approche participative favorisant l’expression des parties prenantes. [less ▲]

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See detailSpectrofluorimetric and Zeta potential studies of alkylbetainate chloreide surfactants interaction with model membranes
Nsimba Zakanda, Francis; Lins, Laurence ULg; Razafindralambo, Hary et al

in Journal of Colloid Science and Biotechnology (in press)

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See detailGROMPALA: a membrane-implicit modelling method to screen lipid-interacting molecules
Steinhauer, Sven; Crowet, Jean-Marc ULg; Brasseur, Robert ULg et al

in Software and techniques for Bio-molecular modeling (in press)

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