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See detailAncient Egyptian texts in contexts. Towards a conceptual data model (the Thot Data Model - TDM)
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Razanajao, Vincent ULg

in Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (2016), 59(2), 24-41

In this paper, we propose a conceptual data model that could be the basis for future implementations of databases and digital corpuses of Ancient Egyptian texts that fully integrate the material ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a conceptual data model that could be the basis for future implementations of databases and digital corpuses of Ancient Egyptian texts that fully integrate the material dimensions of writing. The types of metadata that can be used for documenting the elements and relationships of this model are discussed and the resources (URIs) available for its online implementation (in the perspective of the ‘linked open data’ movement) are examined. [less ▲]

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See detailSaint-Jacques et la Cité de Liège + L'église Saint-Jacques à Liège (+ table of contents and bibliography)
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

in Allart, Dominique; Piavaux, Mathieu; Van den Bossche, Benoît (Eds.) et al L’église Saint-Jacques à Liège. Templum pulcherrimum. Une histoire, un patrimoine (2016)

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See detailPolyphosphoesters: new trends in synthesis and drug delivery applications
Ergül, Zeynep ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Macromolecular Bioscience (2016), 16(12), 1745-1761

Polymers with repeating phosphoester linkages in the backbone are biodegradable materials that emerge as a promising class of novel biomaterials, especially in the field of drug delivery systems. In ... [more ▼]

Polymers with repeating phosphoester linkages in the backbone are biodegradable materials that emerge as a promising class of novel biomaterials, especially in the field of drug delivery systems. In contrast to aliphatic polyesters, the pentavalency of the phosphorus atom offers a large diversity of structures and as a consequence a wide range of properties for these mate- rials. In this paper, it is focused on the synthesis of well-defined polyphosphoesters (PPEs) by organocatalyzed ring-opening polymerization, improving the functionalities by combination with click reactions, degrada- tion of functional PPEs and their cytotoxicity, and inputs for applications in drug delivery. [less ▲]

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See detailBroadening of acoustic repertoire in Pomacentridae: tonal sounds in the Ambon damselfish Pomacentrus amboinensis
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Frederich, Bruno ULg

in Journal of Zoology (2016), 300(4), 241-246

Damselfish are prolific callers, identified as being able to produce different kinds of sounds (pops and chirps) associated with various behaviors. During courtship and chase behaviors, the coral reef ... [more ▼]

Damselfish are prolific callers, identified as being able to produce different kinds of sounds (pops and chirps) associated with various behaviors. During courtship and chase behaviors, the coral reef damselfish Pomacentrus amboinensis produces a previously unknown additional kind of call that we have named the wiping sound. These calls have two to three long (54 ± 13 ms) units that do not show the usual percussive aspect of the pomacentrid sounds. Calls consist of a high-pitched (from 550 to 775 Hz) tonal sound in which the cycle repetition rate corresponds to the peak frequency. The high frequency of this tonal sound can be excluded as coming from the contraction of sound producing muscles. These sounds could be the result of a mechanism that drives the merging of successive pops. In the noisy environment of coral reefs and the resulting competition for acoustic space, the wiping sounds appear to be a good way to increase signal distinctiveness and opportunities for correct signal discrimination. This new kind of sound supports that acoustic communication is highly important in the biology of damselfishes and their diversification. [less ▲]

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See detailNotes sur les puces (Siphonaptera) dans la région de Py et Mantet (Pyrénées-Orientales): présence d'Amphipsylla sibirica sepifera et Callopsylla saxatilis
Libois, Roland ULg; Feliu, Carlos

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie = Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (2016), 152(2), 128-132

327 fleas were collected in the fur of small mammals from Py and Mantet (Pyrénées- Orientales). Fiftheen species were identified with Leptopsylla taschenbergi amitina as the most common (42% of catches ... [more ▼]

327 fleas were collected in the fur of small mammals from Py and Mantet (Pyrénées- Orientales). Fiftheen species were identified with Leptopsylla taschenbergi amitina as the most common (42% of catches) and Ctenophthalmus spp. were slightly less common (25%) (C. baeticus arvernus and C. nobilis dobyi). These fleas were found in all stations from the bridge of the Rotja valley (900 m) to the pass of Mantet (1780 m). Three rare species were identified: Amphipsylla sibirica sepifera (2 ex.) on the pass of Mantet (1780 m), first time on the north side of the Pyrenees, Callopsylla saxatilis at Collada Verde (2320m) and Amalareus penicilliger pyrenaicus at the pass of Mantet, the screes of Mantet (1615 m) and Collada Verde. [less ▲]

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See detailVorzeitigkeit als Herausforderung beim Übersetzen narrativer Texte
Münzberg, Franziska ULg

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailAssociation entre taux circulants de matrix-gla protéine et rigidité artérielle en transplantation rénale.
Dinic, Miriana; Maillard, Nicolas; DELANAYE, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2016, December)

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See detailEssere uomini di “lettere”: segretari e politica culturale nel Cinquecento
Geremicca, Antonio ULg; Miesse, Hélène ULg

Book published by Franco Cesati - 1re éd. (2016)

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See detailFacilitators and barriers for the adoption, implementation and monitoring of child safety interventions: a multinational qualitative analysis.
Scholtes, Béatrice ULg; Schroder-Back, Peter; MacKay, J. Morag et al

in Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (2016)

The efficiency and effectiveness of child safety interventions are determined by the quality of the implementation process. This multinational European study aimed to identify facilitators and barriers ... [more ▼]

The efficiency and effectiveness of child safety interventions are determined by the quality of the implementation process. This multinational European study aimed to identify facilitators and barriers for the three phases of implementation: adoption, implementation and monitoring (AIM process). Twenty-seven participants from across the WHO European Region were invited to provide case studies of child safety interventions from their country. Cases were selected by the authors to ensure broad coverage of injury issues, age groups and governance level of implementation (eg, national, regional or local). Each participant presented their case and provided a written account according to a standardised template. Presentations and question and answer sessions were recorded. The presentation slides, written accounts and the notes taken during the workshops were analysed using thematic content analysis to elicit facilitators and barriers. Twenty-six cases (from 26 different countries) were presented and analysed. Facilitators and barriers were identified within eight general themes, applicable across the AIM process: management and collaboration; resources; leadership; nature of the intervention; political, social and cultural environment; visibility; nature of the injury problem and analysis and interpretation. The importance of the quality of the implementation process for intervention effectiveness, coupled with limited resources for child safety makes it more difficult to achieve successful actions. The findings of this study, divided by phase of the AIM process, provide practitioners with practical suggestions, where proactive planning might help increase the likelihood of effective implementation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Dinantian (Mississippian) succession of southern Belgium and surrounding areas: stratigraphy improvement and inferred climate reconstruction
Poty, Edouard ULg

in Geologica Belgica (2016), 19(1-2), 177-200

The interactions between sea-level changes, local and global tectonics, and palaeoclimates have influenced the sedimentary deposition and the stratigraphy of the Belgian Dinantian. This paper emends the ... [more ▼]

The interactions between sea-level changes, local and global tectonics, and palaeoclimates have influenced the sedimentary deposition and the stratigraphy of the Belgian Dinantian. This paper emends the Belgian Dinantian sequence stratigraphy pattern and the third-order sequence 4 is divided into two sequences (4A, 4B). We also confirm that the sudden sea-level drop corresponding to the Hangenberg Sandstone at the Devonian – Carboniferous transition does not correspond to a third-order sequence boundary, but to an out-of-sequence event. The stratigraphy of the Tournaisian in the Namur, South Avesnois and Vesdre – Aachen sedimentation areas is clarified and leads to restrict the latter area to the Aachen vicinity only. The shape of the Namur – Dinant basin is revised and shows a migration of the depocenter northward during Dinantian times. During the Tournaisian, precession cycles are well developed and correspond to alternations of monsoon and dryer climates, without marked changes in the sea level. However, superimposed on these alternations, the Tournaisian third-order sequences recorded higher sea-level variations, which are considered to be due to glacio- eustatism, indicating long-duration period of ice formation. The very strong fall in the sea-level at the Tournaisian – Viséan boundary is considered to record the development of an ice-cap and to a heralding change to the Carboniferous climate with glaciations. From that time (sequence 5), marked eccentricity parasequences developed during the Viséan, recording alternating shorter interglacial-glacial periods. Thus, the onset of the Carboniferous glaciations is as early as the Early Viséan and not in the Late Viséan as usually considered. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly exposure to Aroclor 1254 in vivo disrupts the functional synaptic development of newborn hippocampal granule cells.
Parent, Anne-Simone ULg; Pinson, Anneline ULg; Woods, N. et al

in European Journal of Neuroscience (2016), 44(12), 3001-3010

Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus is sensitive to endogenous and exogenous factors that influence hippocampal function. Ongoing neurogenesis and the integration of these new neurons throughout life thus ... [more ▼]

Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus is sensitive to endogenous and exogenous factors that influence hippocampal function. Ongoing neurogenesis and the integration of these new neurons throughout life thus may provide a sensitive indicator of environmental stress. We examined the effects of Aroclor 1254 (A1254), a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), on the development and function of newly generated dentate granule cells. Early exposure to A1254 has been associated with learning impairment in children, suggesting potential impact on the development of hippocampus and/or cortical circuits. Oral A1254 (from the 6th day of gestation to postnatal day 21) produced the expected increase in PCB levels in brain at postnatal day 21, which persisted at lower levels into adulthood. A1254 did not affect the proliferation or survival of newborn neurons in immature animals nor did it cause overt changes in neuronal morphology. However, A1254 occluded the normal developmental increase in sEPSC frequency in the third post-mitotic week without altering the average sEPSC amplitude. Our results suggest that early exposure to PCBs can disrupt excitatory synaptic function during a period of active synaptogenesis, and thus could contribute to the cognitive effects noted in children exposed to PCBs. [less ▲]

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See detailSediment carbon sink in low-density temperate eelgrass meadows (Baltic Sea)
Jankowska, Emilia; Michel, Loïc ULg; Zaborska, Agata et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences (2016), 121(12), 2918-2934

Seagrass meadows are highly productive habitats that can act as “blue carbon sinks” in coastal ecosystems by facilitating sedimentation and trapping particles. However, the magnitude and occurrence of ... [more ▼]

Seagrass meadows are highly productive habitats that can act as “blue carbon sinks” in coastal ecosystems by facilitating sedimentation and trapping particles. However, the magnitude and occurrence of these effects may be species and density dependent. The present study is the first estimation of seagrass sediment carbon sink in the temperate Zostera marina beds in the Baltic Sea. Several descriptors of organic matter characteristics, along with possible organic matter sources in the sediment were compared at vegetated and unvegetated bottoms. The 210Pb dating of the sediment has been used for accumulation rate assessment. The photopigments and POC concentrations in sediments were higher in vegetated bottoms. The SIAR (Stable Isotopes in R) mixing model based on nitrogen and carbon stable isotope values, indicated that higher percentages of organic matter originated from seagrass production in vegetated sediments (40–45%) compared to unvegetated ones (5–21%). The carbon stock in the upper 10 cm of the vegetated sediments ranged from 50.2 ± 2.2 to 228.0 ± 11.6 (g m−2), whereas the annual C accumulation amount from 0.84 ± 0.2 to 3.85 ± 1.2 (g m−2 yr−1). Our study shows that even the relatively weakly developed vegetation of the small temperate seagrass species enhance organic carbon concentration in the sediments. Estimated carbon stock was much lower than those reported for most of the seagrass meadows elsewhere, and the carbon burial rate was the lowest ever reported. Evidently, the global calculations of sediment carbon stock should be reconsidered by taking into account density and species-related variability. [less ▲]

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See detailLes complexes œstrogéniques sélectifs tissulaires : un scoop ou un flop ?
BELIARD, Aude ULg

in Références en Gynécologie Obstétrique (2016), 17(1), 26-29

The controversy surrounding the benefits and risks associated with hormone replacement therapy with combined estrogen and progestin induces the development of new therapies avoiding progestin and its side ... [more ▼]

The controversy surrounding the benefits and risks associated with hormone replacement therapy with combined estrogen and progestin induces the development of new therapies avoiding progestin and its side effects. The tissue selective estrogen complexes pair the positive effect of estrogen with selective estrogen receptor modulator which allows endometrial and breast protection. [less ▲]

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See detailChangements globaux et diversité des grands prédateurs marins crétaces
Fischer, Valentin ULg

Conference (2016, December)

La diversité des grands prédateurs marins est souvent vue comme un indicateur de la santé des écosystèmes océaniques (Fröbisch et al.,  2013; Scheyer et al.,  2014; Kelley & Pyenson,  2015). Cependant ... [more ▼]

La diversité des grands prédateurs marins est souvent vue comme un indicateur de la santé des écosystèmes océaniques (Fröbisch et al.,  2013; Scheyer et al.,  2014; Kelley & Pyenson,  2015). Cependant, les moteurs, les causes des renouvellements fauniques sont souvent méconnus pour les animaux occupant les niveaux supérieurs des chaînes trophiques. Il est donc nécessaire d’identifier et de démêler les mécanismes qui dictent les fluctuations de la biodiversité fossile – y compris les multiples biais affectant ces données (ex. Benson et al.,  2010). Le Crétacé offre une occasion fantastique d’étudier cette relation, étant caractérisé par un climat globalement chaud mais variable et un assemblage diversifié de reptiles, ostéichtyens et néosélaciens qui régissaient les chaînes trophiques marines (Bardet et al.,  2014; Guinot & Cavin,  2015) et qui ont subi des perturbations majeures durant le Crétacé. L’approche choisie ici est résolument macroévolutive et exploratoire. Je combine révisions taxonomiques et analyses phylogénétiques avec des méthodes de reconstruction de la diversité (richesse taxonomique, disparité, diversité écologique) et la vitesse d’évolution dans le but de détecter et de quantifier les renouvellements majeurs des assemblages de reptiles pélagiques crétacés. Ensuite, ces variables sont confrontées aux données climatiques et une nouvelle approche pour rendre compte de la dynamique de ces fluctuations est proposée ici (voir également Fischer et al.,  2016). L’histoire des ichthyosaures et les pliosaures, les prédateurs dominants du Crétacé inférieur disparaissant « prématurément » (durant l’intervalle Cénomanien-Turonien), a été analysée au moyen de ces techniques quantitatives et montrent, contre toute attente, des trajectoires fort similaires avec un pic de diversité-disparité dans le Crétacé inférieur (de part et d’autre de l’Hauterivien) précédent des constrictions importantes de biodiversité vers l’Aptien et au Cénomanien. Les analyses indiquent que les taux d’extinctions chez les ichthyosaures se corrèlent avec l’importance des fluctuations climatiques, offrant une nouvelle perspective pour expliquer leur extinction abrupte durant le Cénomanien. [less ▲]

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See detailLes différentes modalités d’évaluation en accompagnement collectif.
Bernard, Nicolas; Faulx, Daniel ULg

in Education Permanente (2016), 209

L’accompagnement collectif constitue un mode de développement des individus et des équipes qui bénéficie aujourd’hui d’une abondante littérature méthodologique et théorique. Bien que cette question soit ... [more ▼]

L’accompagnement collectif constitue un mode de développement des individus et des équipes qui bénéficie aujourd’hui d’une abondante littérature méthodologique et théorique. Bien que cette question soit moins documentée actuellement, l’accompagnement collectif met en jeu également des démarches d’évaluation qui viennent en appui du processus. Basé sur quatre études de cas, cet article propose une modélisation des différentes possibilités d’évaluations, triées en fonction de quatre critères (niveaux, temporalités, contenus, formes). Chaque modalité est illustrée à l’aide d’un cas fil rouge. Cela débouche sur une multiplicité de possibilités d’application de l’évaluation au service de l’accompagnement. Nous terminons par discuter comment cette pratique peut être théorisée en termes de posture épistémologique. [less ▲]

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See detailÉléments de méthodologie de la recherche documentaire en droit fiscal
Desseilles, François ULg

Learning material (2016)

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See detailGünter Grass and his translators: from a collaborative dynamic to a controlling apparatus?
Letawe, Céline ULg

in Cordingley, Anthony; Frigau Manning, Céline (Eds.) Collaborative Translation: from the Renaissance to the Digital Age (2016)

Entre 1978 et 2013, Günter Grass a réuni ses traducteurs autour de chacun de ses romans pour qu’ils puissent discuter avec lui et entre eux des problèmes de traduction. L’expérience fascine, mais elle ... [more ▼]

Entre 1978 et 2013, Günter Grass a réuni ses traducteurs autour de chacun de ses romans pour qu’ils puissent discuter avec lui et entre eux des problèmes de traduction. L’expérience fascine, mais elle pose aussi de nombreuses questions. A partir de correspondances, de protocoles et d’enregistrements conservés aux archives et de comparaisons entre l’original de Günter Grass et plusieurs traductions, il a été possible non seulement de retracer le processus, mais aussi d’en évaluer le résultat, pour ainsi mieux cerner les enjeux multiples liés à ces séminaires de traducteurs. A côté de leur finalité avouée (l’amélioration de la qualité des traductions), ils participent à un système de contrôle plus large et contribuent à légitimer les traductions et à en faire la publicité, mais ils ont aussi pour effet de créer une dynamique entre les traducteurs et de leur donner davantage de visibilité. [less ▲]

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See detailLe libéralisme dans la philosophie poltique moderne (entretien)
Caeymaex, Florence ULg

in Caeymaex, Florence (Ed.) 170 ans de Liberté(s), Documentaire vidéo-télévision (2016)

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