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See detailGCxGC-TOFMS for the Investigation of Archeological Mysteries
Perrault, Katelynn ULg; Dubois, Lena ULg; Stefanuto, Pierre-Hugues ULg et al

Scientific conference (2016, March)

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See detailQuelle est la stratégie idéale pour traiter l’hyperglycémie du diabète de type 2 ?
SCHEEN, André ULg

in Médecine des Maladies Métaboliques (2016), 10(2), 91-93

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See detailComment on: Hemidystonia caused by frontal cortical infarction.
Garraux, Gaëtan ULg

in Acta Neurologica Belgica (2016), 116

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See detailIntroduction of sociology-inspired parameters in the energy performance certification calculation method
Monfils, Stéphane ULg; Hauglustaine, Jean-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2016, March)

EPCs in their actual form, calculated with a standardized approach which purposefully (and understandably), gets human factor out of the equations, do not allow appropriation of the results by potential ... [more ▼]

EPCs in their actual form, calculated with a standardized approach which purposefully (and understandably), gets human factor out of the equations, do not allow appropriation of the results by potential buyers or tenants. Often distant from reality, overestimating consumption, they usually result in a general misunderstanding and misuse of the document. This study aims at verifying that the actual calculation method used in certification could approach the objectives it has been designed for, by using additional data on occupants’ behaviour and household characteristics. [less ▲]

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See detailLa glande pinéale, la mélatonine, et la régulation des rythmes hormonaux
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Scientific conference (2016, February 29)

The pineal gland, melatonin, and the regulation of hormonal rhythms Dr. H Valdés-Socin. Head of clinic. Department of Endocrinology. CHU de Liège The pineal gland is known by Anatomists since the middle ... [more ▼]

The pineal gland, melatonin, and the regulation of hormonal rhythms Dr. H Valdés-Socin. Head of clinic. Department of Endocrinology. CHU de Liège The pineal gland is known by Anatomists since the middle ages. Andrea Vesalius described it in the chap VII of his monumental book "De humani corporis fabrica (1555)". René Descartes had the intuition that the pineal gland is a "third eye" and that is how his illustrator Florent Schuyl represented it in figure 34 of Descartes book "De Homine" (1662). As for the artists, some of them illustrated from their paintings some craniotomies in which the surgeon performs the extraction of the stone of madness. Thus, "the extraction of the stone of madness" from Pieter Huys, is exposed in the Museum of the Périgord (1561). Jan Sanders showed the same subject in his painting "The surgeon" (1550) exhibited in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. During the 20th century the anatomy and the physiology of the pineal gland will be revisited: it appears so that the pinealocytes are in close relationship to the photoreceptors. In certain animal species (birds, reptiles) the pinealocytes are also photosensitive: their pineal gland is directly sensitive to light. In addition, in humans, the pinealoblastomes may occur related to the "trilateral retinoblastoma syndrome" caused by mutations in the RB1 gene (13q14.2) (Plowman & al Clin Oncol 2004). These patients present with retinoblastoma in both eyes but also in the pineal. This only strengthens the intuition of Descartes as the pineal as a "third eye". As for the genetic and hereditary aspect, we had the opportunity as well as other authors, to describe the family presentation of pineal lesions with hypersecretion of melatonin (Allouch & al 2002). With the greater availability of Radiology and brain scans, it was discovered with interest that the pineal gland is often calcified. This calcification can be observed since the second decade of life. It is not yet established if the pineal gland should be considered a"stone of madness " however it is a sort of “cerebral lithiasis”. Indeed, during this oral presentation, we will show some data linking the pineal gland and the light to seasonal depression. "Folly" induced by the long winter nights can be prevented from light therapy treatment. Severe head trauma is associated to Hypopituitarism up to 10-35% of cases, depending on the dynamic tests used to diagnose hypopituitarism (Valdés-Socin & al 2009, Valdés-Socin & al 2015). A current research topic is the study of disturbance of circadian hormonal cycles and secretion of melatonin. The secretion of melatonin occurs at night, and its synthesis is made in the pineal gland and then discharged to the general circulation. However, there is a quantitatively most important melatonin production at the level of the digestive tract. This melatonin would have essentially a paracrine effect. The administration of melatonin in humans results in variable pharmacokinetics due to its hepatic metabolism and its urinary excretion. Membrane melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors use G proteins transduction. They are distributed mainly in the CNS at the level of the retina, hypothalamic nuclei and the pineal gland. They are also found in the periphery and in endocrine glands. A third melatonin receptor or MT3 is intracellular: this is the quinone reductase enzyme that has an important role in protection against oxidative stress (Lucchetti & al FASEB 2010). A current research topic is the role of a variant MT2 receptor (Variant rs 10830963) in diabetology. Patients harbouring this variant has been shown to have a a decrease in the early phase of insulin secretion(Langenberg & al Diabetologia 2009), and have a higher fasting morning glycemia, and consequently, an increased risk of developing a type 2 diabetes. These findings were demonstrated in a meta-analysis involving 170 000 patients (Mao & al PLOS one 2012). The same variant has been identified in patients at risk of developing glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes (al Diabetologia 2012, Liao, Walford & al PLO one 2012) Melatonin is synthesized in the pineal gland from the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin. Enzymes such as alkylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) and of acetylserotonin O-methyltransferase (ASMT) ensure the synthesis of melatonin from serotonin. Apart from melatonin which can be prescribed as such in Belgium, there are synthetic analogs of melatonin such as CIRCADIN. AGOMELATONINE is available in France (lab SERVIER). VALDOXAN is a structural analogue of melatonin developed as a sedative antidepressant daily, which must be taken at sunset. It is a MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptor agonist and antagonist of the serotonin 5HT2C receptors. We can also mention RAMELTEON (TAKEDA lab), which is registered as an hypnotic. Références B Claustrat. Médecine du Sommeil 2009 Allouch A , Valdes Socin H, Hendrick JC, Beckers A et Legros JJ. Pinéalomes familiaux: études biologiques et génétiques préliminaires. Annales Endocrinol 2002 (abstract). H Valdes-Socin, L Vroonen, P Robe, D Martin, A Beckers. Hypopituitarisme consécutive aux dommages cérébraux: le trauma crânien et l’hémorragie sous-arachnoïdienne mis en cause. Rev Med Liège 2009 ;64(9),457-464. Valdes-Socin, Potorac , Matagne, Bonneville & Beckers. Etude et prévalence des troubles neuroendocriniens dans une série de 65 patients avec dommages cérébraux post traumatiques (TBI) recrutés à partir de la médecine d'expertise. Annales d'Endocrinologie (abstract) 2015 Goyal &l. Diabetol Metab Syndr. Melatonin supplementation to treat the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.2014 Nov 18;6:124. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-6-124. eCollection 2014. Romo-Nava & al. Melatonin attenuates antipsychotic metabolic effects: an eight-week randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Bipolar Disord. 2014 Jun;16(4):410-21. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12196. Epub 2014 Mar 17. [less ▲]

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See detail1949/1979 : Les Temps Modernes et l'Allemagne
Cormann, Grégory ULg

Scientific conference (2016, February 29)

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See detailMultiscale approach of spray retention on superhydrophobic plant surfaces
Massinon, Mathieu ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

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See detailIndirect quadrangular mesh generation and validation of curved finite elements
Johnen, Amaury ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

Among the different types of 3D finite element meshes, hexahedral meshes present properties that can be highly desirable, such as alignment with physical features or a lower computational cost. For this ... [more ▼]

Among the different types of 3D finite element meshes, hexahedral meshes present properties that can be highly desirable, such as alignment with physical features or a lower computational cost. For this reason and despite the maturity of the tetrahedral mesh generators, hexahedral mesh generation has always been a prolific research domain. Yet, there exists currently no robust algorithm capable of generating conformal all-hexahedral meshes with prescribed input size field on any arbitrary geometry. One difficulty that remains is that there exists no method to robustly assert that a hexahedron is valid. Indeed, linear hexahedra can be folded (tangled) in the same way than curvilinear tetrahedra. This thesis addresses two subjects. First, two original quadrangular mesh generation techniques are investigated, with the aim to generalize them to 3D. Both are indirect methods and thus consider the problem of combining pairs of triangles of an initial input triangular mesh. The first technique, called Blossom-Quad, computes the optimal solution of this problem with respect to a given quality criterion. As for any indirect method, the quality of the solution strongly depends on the location of the nodes in the initial triangular mesh. The generalization to 3D is however unclear and a second technique is investigated. This one aims at computing a near-optimal solution by using a look-ahead tree technique. The corresponding algorithm allows tuning the quality of the final mesh by choosing the depth of the tree as a parameter. This technique gives a promising way forward, especially as it is directly applicable in 3D. The second subject concerns the development of a method that permits to compute, with respect to any prescribed tolerance, the extrema of Jacobian-based quantities defined on finite elements of any order and type. Applied to the Jacobian determinant, this method allows to assert the validity of any (curvi-)linear finite element. This method is also applied to a quality measure that quantifies the pointwise anisotropy of the elements. Besides being very attractive for hexahedral mesh generation, this method is especially useful for the analysis of curvilinear finite element meshes. It can moreover be an important component of optimization techniques for achieving robustness. [less ▲]

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See detailLe poète François Jacqmin
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

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See detailMediation analysis to estimate direct and indirect milk losses associated with bacterial load in bovine subclinical mammary infections
Detilleux, Johann ULg; Theron, Léonard ULg; Duprez, Jean-Noël ULg et al

in Animal (2016)

Milk losses associated with mastitis can be attributed to either effects of pathogens per se (i.e. direct losses) or to effects of the immune response triggered by the presence of mammary pathogens (i.e ... [more ▼]

Milk losses associated with mastitis can be attributed to either effects of pathogens per se (i.e. direct losses) or to effects of the immune response triggered by the presence of mammary pathogens (i.e. indirect losses). Test-day milk somatic cell counts (SCC) and number of bacterial colony forming units (CFU) found in milk samples are putative measures of the level of immune response and of the bacterial load, respectively. Mediation models, in which one independent variable affects a second variable which, in turn, affects a third one, are conceivable models to estimate direct and indirect losses. Here, we evaluated the feasibility of a mediation model in which test-day SCC and milk were regressed toward bacterial CFU measured at three selected sampling dates, 1 week apart. We applied this method on cows free of clinical signs and with records on up to 3 test-days before and after the date of the first bacteriological samples. Most bacteriological cultures were negative (52.38%), others contained either staphylococci (23.08%), streptococci (9.16%), mixed bacteria (8.79%) or were contaminated (6.59%). Only losses mediated by an increase in SCC were significantly different from null. In cows with three consecutive bacteriological positive results, we estimated a decreased milk yield of 0.28 kg per day for each unit increase in log2-transformed CFU that elicited one unit increase in log2-transformed SCC. In cows with one or two bacteriological positive results, indirect milk loss was not significantly different from null although test-day milk decreased by 0.74 kg per day for each unit increase of log2-transformed SCC. These results highlight the importance of milk losses that are mediated by an increase in SCC during mammary infection and the feasibility of decomposing total milk loss into its direct and indirect components. © The Animal Consortium 2016 [less ▲]

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See detailLarge elasto-optic effect and reversible electrochromism in multiferroic BiFeO3
Sando, D.; Yang, Yurong; Bousquet, Eric ULg et al

in Nature Communications (2016), 7

The control of optical fields is usually achieved through the electro-optic or acousto-optic effect in single-crystal ferroelectric or polar compounds such as LiNbO3 or quartz. In recent years, tremendous ... [more ▼]

The control of optical fields is usually achieved through the electro-optic or acousto-optic effect in single-crystal ferroelectric or polar compounds such as LiNbO3 or quartz. In recent years, tremendous progress has been made in ferroelectric oxide thin film technology—a field which is now a strong driving force in areas such as electronics, spintronics and photovoltaics. Here, we apply epitaxial strain engineering to tune the optical response of BiFeO3 thin films, and find a very large variation of the optical index with strain, corresponding to an effective elasto-optic coefficient larger than that of quartz. We observe a concomitant strain-driven variation in light absorption—reminiscent of piezochromism—which we show can be manipulated by an electric field. This constitutes an electrochromic effect that is reversible, remanent and not driven by defects. These findings broaden the potential of multiferroics towards photonics and thin film acousto-optic devices, and suggest exciting device opportunities arising from the coupling of ferroic, piezoelectric and optical responses. [less ▲]

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See detailGalectin-1 is involved in osteoclast biology
Muller, Joséphine ULg; Binsfeld, Marilène ULg; DUBOIS, Sophie ULg et al

Poster (2016, February 28)

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See detailL’ACCOUTUMANCE À L’EAU, UN PASSAGE OBLIGÉ AVANT LA NATATION ?
Mornard, Manhattan ULg; Delvaux, Anne ULg; Delsupexhe, Nadège et al

Poster (2016, February 27)

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See detailEDUCATION RACHIDIENNE : DE L’ENFANT AU SPORTIF DE HAUT NIVEAU
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; GROSDENT, Stéphanie ULg; Fettweis, Tatiana ULg et al

in Livre des Résumés du 2ème Colloque Guy Namurois (2016, February 27)

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See detailIntérêt d’un modèle de compétition adapté aux enfants en athlétisme : le Kid’s Athletics
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Wuillaume, Sandrine; Cloes, Marc ULg

Poster (2016, February 27)

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See detailSPÉCIALISATION SPORTIVE PRÉCOCE : QUEL IMPACT SUR LA PERFORMANCE, SUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET SUR LA SANTÉ ET QUELLES PISTES DE SOLUTION ?
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg

in Jidovtseff; Halleux, Philippe; Lambert, Eric (Eds.) Livre des résumés du 2ème colloque Guuy Namurois (de l'éducation physique à la performance sportive) (2016, February 27)

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See detailFrom Valeriana officinalis to cancer therapy: the success of a bio-sourced compound
Hamaïdia, Malik ULg; Barez, Pierre-Yves ULg; Carpentier, Alexandre ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment (2016), 20

Over the centuries, bio-sourced compounds isolated from plants, insects and microorganisms have been a potent source of drugs for the treatment of human diseases. In this review, we recapitulate the story ... [more ▼]

Over the centuries, bio-sourced compounds isolated from plants, insects and microorganisms have been a potent source of drugs for the treatment of human diseases. In this review, we recapitulate the story of one of these compounds, 2-propylpentanoic acid, derived from the Valeriana officinalis flowering plant and its path to validation as a cancer treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailDes sœurs et des religieuses au service du corps souffrant, 17e – 18e s.
Henneau, Marie-Elisabeth ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

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