Last 7 days
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
See detailNew PVT Metrics. Improved Sensitivity to Sleep Deprivation
Latour, Philippe ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2017)

Detailed reference viewed: 12 (1 ULg)
Peer Reviewed
See detailTraits psychopathiques dans une population infra-clinique et traitement émotionnel
Englebert, Jérôme ULg; Bral, Laura; Dehon, Hedwige ULg et al

Poster (2017, April 19)

L’intérêt pour la psychopathie infra-clinique n’est pas neuf. Toutefois, les études sur le sujet sont encore peu nombreuses. Notre recherche a consisté à mettre à l’épreuve deux hypothèses. La première ... [more ▼]

L’intérêt pour la psychopathie infra-clinique n’est pas neuf. Toutefois, les études sur le sujet sont encore peu nombreuses. Notre recherche a consisté à mettre à l’épreuve deux hypothèses. La première, concerne la présence de « traits psychopathiques » dans la population tout-venant et la seconde tend à évaluer dans quelle mesure la présence de ces traits influence le traitement émotionnel. Pour tester ces hypothèses, nous avons créé une version « online » du SRP-III (Self Report Psychopathy). Aux soixante-quatre items initialement présents dans cette échelle nous avons ajouté dix-sept items afin d’être en mesure d’également coter la PCL-R (Psychopathy Check List- Revised). Deux groupes de chacun treize participants ont été créés sur base de leur score au SRP-III (un groupe « faibles caractéristiques psychopathique » et un groupe « fortes caractéristiques psychopathiques »). La seconde partie de l’étude consistait en une entrevue durant laquelle nous avons procédé à des mises en situation d’induction émotionnelle. Pour mesurer l’influence de cette induction, trois tâches cognitives étaient administrées aux sujets des deux groupes. La première hypothèse s’est vue confirmée à travers la récolte des données du questionnaire en ligne. Quant à la seconde hypothèse, les résultats statistiques n’indiquent aucune différence significative entre les groupes en ce qui concerne leur score aux tâches cognitives. Il est donc suggéré que la présence de traits psychopathiques n’influence pas le traitement émotionnel. Cette recherche confirme la présence de la psychopathie dans la population tout-venant et semble infirmer, parmi cette population, l’hypothèse d’un déficit du traitement émotionnel. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 38 (0 ULg)
See detailIntroduction: Comics and Memory
Ahmed, Maaheen; Crucifix, Benoît ULg

Conference (2017, April 19)

Detailed reference viewed: 18 (2 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailVortex Lattice simulations of attached and separated flows around flapping wings
Lambert, Thomas ULg; Abdul Razak, Norizham; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Aerospace (2017), 4(2), 22

Flapping flight is an increasingly popular area of research, with applications to micro-unmanned air vehicles and animal flight biomechanics. Fast but accurate methods for predicting the aerodynamic loads ... [more ▼]

Flapping flight is an increasingly popular area of research, with applications to micro-unmanned air vehicles and animal flight biomechanics. Fast but accurate methods for predicting the aerodynamic loads acting on flapping wings are of interest for designing such aircraft and optimising thrust production. In this work, the unsteady Vortex Lattice method is used in conjunction with three load estimation techniques in order to predict the aerodynamic lift and drag time histories produced by flapping rectangular wings. The load estimation approaches are the Katz, Joukowski and simplified Leishman-Beddoes techniques. The simulations' predictions are compared to experimental measurements from a flapping and pitching wing presented by Razak and Dimitriadis [1]. Three types of kinematics are investigated, pitch-leading, pure flapping and pitch lagging. It is found that pitch-leading tests can be simulated quite accurately using either the Katz or Joukowski approaches as no measurable flow separation occurs. For the pure flapping tests, the Katz and Joukowski techniques are accurate as long as the static pitch angle is greater than zero. For zero or negative static pitch angles these methods underestimate the amplitude of the drag. The Leishman-Beddoes approach yields better drag amplitudes but can introduce a constant negative drag offset. Finally, for the pitch-lagging tests the Leishman-Beddoes technique is again more representative of the experimental results, as long as flow separation is not too extensive. Considering the complexity of the phenomena involved, in the vast majority of cases the lift time history is predicted with reasonable accuracy. The drag (or thrust) time history is more challenging. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 37 (12 ULg)
Full Text
See detailLa lyre anthropomorphe C.94 de Vienne. Un instrument emblématique de la Renaissance italienne
Bugini, Mariaelena ULg

Scientific conference (2017, April 18)

Detailed reference viewed: 30 (0 ULg)
Full Text
See detailL’insémination artificielle bovine : un traitement qui nécessite le constat d’oestrus. Comprendre pour agir.
Hanzen, Christian ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

Au cours de ces 70 dernières années d’utilisation de l’insémination artificielle (IA) (1946 année de naissance du premier veau issu de l’IA), la fertilité bovine n’a fait que décliner. Le taux de ... [more ▼]

Au cours de ces 70 dernières années d’utilisation de l’insémination artificielle (IA) (1946 année de naissance du premier veau issu de l’IA), la fertilité bovine n’a fait que décliner. Le taux de gestation était compris entre 44 et 48 % il y a 40 ans, elle est comprise entre 33 et 40 % actuellement. L’oestrus (dont la durée moyenne a également diminué au cours des années) constitue la phase clé de l’IA. Naturel ou induit, il constitue une étape indispensable à l’obtention d’une gestation. Ses caractéristiques hormonales et comportementales sont susceptibles d’être modifiées par de multiples facteurs inhérents à la production laitière ou à des pathologies liées au système reproducteur mais pas seulement. L’IA se définit comme une biotechnologie de la reproduction qui consiste à déposer un sperme de qualité au moyen d’une méthode et d’un matériel adéquat à l’endroit anatomique le plus approprié, au moment le plus opportun et d’une technique. Cet acte est tout sauf banal compte tenu des conséquences économiques importantes tant positives que négatives qu’il peut entraîner. Répondre à la question de savoir si la vache est « inséminable » n’est pas chose simple. Les moyens propédeutiques disponibles se sont avec le temps étoffés. Un état des lieux s’imposerait donc. A l’analyse de l’anamnèse et des symptômes et signes cliniques manifestés par la vache en oestrus, des stratégies hormonales ou non peuvent le cas échéant être mises en place. Encore convient-il d’en mesurer la pertinence. Au terme de la formation, l’apprenant sera capable de… - comprendre l’effet des facteurs hormonaux ou non susceptibles de modifier les manifestations oestrales et la fertilité - mettre en place le cas échéant des méthodes propédeutiques alternatives visant à confirmer ou non la décision d’inséminer une vache - décider du recours ou non à des stratégies thérapeutiques ou techniques pour augmenter le taux de gestation suite à une insémination [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 19 (5 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe recent warming trend in North Greenland
Orsi, A.; Kawamura, K.; Masson-Delmotte, V. et al

in Geophysical Research Letters (2017)

The Arctic is among the fastest warming regions on Earth, but it is also one with limited spatial coverage of multi-decadal instrumental surface air temperature measurements. Consequently, atmospheric ... [more ▼]

The Arctic is among the fastest warming regions on Earth, but it is also one with limited spatial coverage of multi-decadal instrumental surface air temperature measurements. Consequently, atmospheric reanalyses are relatively unconstrained in this region, resulting in a large spread of estimated 30-year recent warming trends, which limits their use to investigate the mechanisms responsible for this trend. Here, we present a surface temperature reconstruction over 1982-2011 at NEEM (51∘ W, 77∘ N), in North Greenland, based on the inversion of borehole temperature and inert gas isotope data. We find that NEEM has warmed by 2.7±0.33∘C over the past 30 years, from the long-term 1900-1970 average of -28.55±0.29∘C. The warming trend is principally caused by an increase in downward longwave heat flux. Atmospheric reanalyses underestimate this trend by 17%, underlining the need for more in situ observations to validate reanalyses. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 17 (2 ULg)
Full Text
See detailHacia una teoría sobre la autoficción (neo)fantástica hispanoamericana: un análisis del miedo en Wasabi de Alan Pauls, El gran vidrio de Mario Bellatín y Los ingrávidos de Valeria Luiselli
Licata, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2017, April 18)

Después de determinar cuáles son los límites que le conceden disciplinas como la historia de las emociones, el psicoanálisis y la filosofía, esta breve comunicación se centra en el miedo como efecto de la ... [more ▼]

Después de determinar cuáles son los límites que le conceden disciplinas como la historia de las emociones, el psicoanálisis y la filosofía, esta breve comunicación se centra en el miedo como efecto de la literatura fantástica, y más concretamente, en el marco de esa categoría específica de novelas que Vincent Colonna ha bautizado “autoficción fantástica” (2004). A la luz de tres de estas ficciones fantásticas modernas articuladas en torno a sus propios autores, explicamos por qué, en nuestra opinión, el efecto que producen en el lector (implícito) difiere del miedo. No se trata de un efecto inferior o superior, sino sencillamente distinto: la angustia. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 5 (0 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailUse of a metagenetic approach to monitor the bacterial microbiota of “Tomme d’Orchies” cheese during the ripening process
Ceugniez, Alexandre; Taminiau, Bernard ULg; Coucheney, Françoise et al

in International Journal of Food Microbiology (2017), 247

The study of microbial ecosystems in artisanal foodstuffs is important to complete in order to unveil its diversity. The number of studies performed on dairy products has increased during the last decade ... [more ▼]

The study of microbial ecosystems in artisanal foodstuffs is important to complete in order to unveil its diversity. The number of studies performed on dairy products has increased during the last decade, particularly those performed on milk and cheese derivative products. In this work, we investigated the bacterial content of "Tomme d'Orchies" cheese, an artisanal pressed and uncooked French cheese. To this end, a metagenetic analysis, using Illumina technology, was utilized on samples taken from the surface and core of the cheese at 0, 1, 3, 14 and 21 days of ripening process. In addition to the classical microbiota found in cheese, various strains likely from environmental origin were identified. A large difference between the surface and the core content was observed within samples withdrawn during the ripening process. The main species encountered in the core of the cheese were Lactococcus spp. and Streptococcus spp., with an inversion of this ratio during the ripening process. Less than 2.5% of the whole population was composed of strains issued from environmental origin, as Lactobacillales, Corynebacterium and Brevibacterium. In the core, about 85% of the microbiota was attributed to the starters used for the cheese making. In turn, the microbiota of the surface contained less than 30% of these starters and interestingly displayed more diversity. The predominant genus was Corynebacterium sp., likely originating from the environment. The less abundant microbiota of the surface was composed of Bifidobacteria, Brevibacterium and Micrococcales. To summarize, the “Tomme d’Orchies” cheese displayed a high diversity of bacterial species, especially on the surface, and this diversity is assumed to arise from the production environment and subsequent ripening process. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 21 (3 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailAssessment of bacterial superficial contamination in classical or ritually slaughtered cattle using metagenetics and microbiological analysis
Korsak Koulagenko, Nicolas ULg; Taminiau, Bernard ULg; Hupperts, Caroline et al

in International Journal of Food Microbiology (2017), 247

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the slaughter technique (Halal vs. Classical slaughter) on the superficial contamination of cattle carcasses, by using traditional microbiological ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the slaughter technique (Halal vs. Classical slaughter) on the superficial contamination of cattle carcasses, by using traditional microbiological procedures and 16S rDNA metagenetics. The purpose was also to investigate the neck area to identify bacteria originating from the digestive or the respiratory tract. Twenty bovine carcasses (10 from each group) were swabbed at the slaughterhouse, where both slaughtering methods are practiced. Two swabbing areas were chosen: one “legal” zone of 1,600 cm2 (composed of zones from rump, flank, brisket and forelimb) and locally on the neck area (200 cm2). Samples were submitted to classical microbiology for aerobic Total Viable Counts (TVC) at 30°C and Enterobacteriaceae counts, while metagenetic analysis was performed on the same samples. The classical microbiological results revealed no significant differences between both slaughtering practices; with values between 3.95 and 4.87 log CFU/100 cm2 and 0.49 and 1.94 log CFU/100 cm2, for TVC and Enterobacteriaceae respectively. Analysis of pyrosequencing data showed that differences in the bacterial population abundance between slaughtering methods were mainly observed in the “legal” swabbing zone compared to the neck area. Bacterial genera belonging to the Actinobacteria phylum were more abundant in the “legal” swabbing zone in “Halal” samples, while Brevibacterium and Corynebacterium were encountered more in “Halal” samples, in all swabbing areas. This was also the case for Firmicutes bacterial populations (families of Aerococcaceae, Planococcaceae). Except for Planococcoceae, the analysis of Operational Taxonomic Unit (OTU) abundances of bacteria from the digestive or respiratory tract revealed no differences between groups. In conclusion, the slaughtering method does not influence the superficial microbiological pattern in terms of specific microbiological markers of the digestive or respiratory tract. However, precise analysis of taxonomy at the genus level taxonomy highlights differences between swabbing areas. Although not clearly proven in this study, differences in hygiene practices used during both slaughtering protocols could explain the differences in contamination between carcasses from both slaughtering groups. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 30 (16 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailScaling Theory of the Anderson Transition in Random Graphs: Ergodicity and Universality
Garcia-Mata, Ignacio; Giraud, Olivier; Georgeot, Bertrand et al

in Physical Review Letters (2017), 118

We study the Anderson transition on a generic model of random graphs with a tunable branching parameter 1 < K < 2, through large scale numerical simulations and finite-size scaling analysis. We find that ... [more ▼]

We study the Anderson transition on a generic model of random graphs with a tunable branching parameter 1 < K < 2, through large scale numerical simulations and finite-size scaling analysis. We find that a single transition separates a localized phase from an unusual delocalized phase that is ergodic at large scales but strongly nonergodic at smaller scales. In the critical regime, multifractal wave functions are located on a few branches of the graph. Different scaling laws apply on both sides of the transition: a scaling with the linear size of the system on the localized side, and an unusual volumic scaling on the delocalized side. The critical scalings and exponents are independent of the branching parameter, which strongly supports the universality of our results. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 15 (4 ULg)
Full Text
See detailVers une (r)évolution du renseignement belge : la nécessaire émergence d'une communauté du renseignement
Leroy, Patrick ULg

in Revue "Diplomatie" (2017)

Le renseignement belge entre dans une période de (r)évolution amenée par la crise des attentats qui secouent le sol européen. La tentations est grande pour les décideurs politiques de palier les "failles ... [more ▼]

Le renseignement belge entre dans une période de (r)évolution amenée par la crise des attentats qui secouent le sol européen. La tentations est grande pour les décideurs politiques de palier les "failles" du renseignement par des mesures radicales qui pourraient atteindre l'ADN, le coeur de métier du renseignement. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 19 (5 ULg)
Full Text
See detailAtelier : ENMG de l'épaule
WANG, François-Charles ULg

Conference (2017, April 15)

Detailed reference viewed: 6 (0 ULg)
Full Text
See detailExploration ENMG du plexus brachial
WANG, François-Charles ULg

Conference (2017, April 15)

Detailed reference viewed: 9 (1 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailExtracting residues from stone tools for optical analysis: towards an experiment-based protocol
Cnuts, Dries ULg; Rots, Veerle ULg

in Archaeological and Anthropological sciences (2017)

The identification of residues is traditionally based on the distinctive morphologies of the residue fragments by means of light microscopy. Most residue fragments are amorphous, in the sense that they ... [more ▼]

The identification of residues is traditionally based on the distinctive morphologies of the residue fragments by means of light microscopy. Most residue fragments are amorphous, in the sense that they lack distinguishing shapes or easily visible structures under reflected light microscopy. Amorphous residues can only be identified by using transmitted light microscopy, which requires the extraction of residues from the tool’s surface. Residues are usually extracted with a pipette or an ultrasonic bath in combination with distilled water. However, a number of researchers avoid residue extraction because it is unclear whether current extraction techniques are representative for the use-related residue that adheres to a flaked stone tool. In this paper, we aim at resolving these methodological uncertainties by critically evaluating current extraction methodologies. Attention is focused on the variation in residue types, their causes of deposition and their adhesion and on the most successful technique for extracting a range of residue types from the stone tool surface. Based on an experimental reference sample in flint, we argue that a stepwise extraction protocol is most successful in providing rep- resentative residue extractions and in preventing damage, destruction or loss of residue. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (1 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailThe French Reception of Leonard Cohen or How to Deal with Cultural Hybridity ?
Mus, Francis ULg

Conference (2017, April 14)

Writer-musicians in translation, or how to deal with artistic hybridity? The case of Leonard Cohen. Amazon.com is just one of the many websites that has a separate category for writer-musicians in its ... [more ▼]

Writer-musicians in translation, or how to deal with artistic hybridity? The case of Leonard Cohen. Amazon.com is just one of the many websites that has a separate category for writer-musicians in its books section: singers who are also authors – or vice versa. Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Ry Cooder, Nick Cave and Bob Dylan are just a few examples, and while they tend to be known and recognised as musicians, their literary works are generally well-received and translated into a number of languages. To what extent are the different mediums treated differently; are separate translation strategies employed; do literary and musical institutions elbow each other out the way when it comes to the reception and creation of a translation? Leonard Cohen is an example par excellence. France saw not only his (complete) literary works translated into French, but also many of his albums. That is notable, as Susam-Saraeva has previously argued that popular music is generally not translated. Using a discourse analysis of reviews and critical writings on Cohen in the French media (Rock et Folk, Pop Music, Extra, etc.) from the early 1970 (which was when his career as a singer truly skyrocketed in France and the rest of Western Europe), I will determine which arguments were used to justify both the initiative to translate his work as well as the various translation strategies (Franzon 2008). This line of argumentation is then compared with a number of other translations. For some songs – which were often first released as poems – there were even different translations in circulation. Secondly, I shall compare these findings to a more recent body of work – the reception and translation of his collection of poems, Book of Longing (2006) [Le Livre du Désir] and the album Ten New Songs (2001). The album was a compilation of a selection of poems from Book of Longing that Cohen set to music. In France all the lyrics were translated and included on the album’s insert. Using this quasi-simultaneous double-translation, I shall assess how the same text was translated and received in the musical and literary systems (in France) and whether the politics of translation with respect to Cohen’s work has changed over the years. [less ▲]

Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailLiver microbiome of Peromyscus leucopus, a key reservoir host species for emerging infectious diseases in North America
André, Adrien ULg; Mouton, Alice ULg; millien, virginie et al

in Infection, Genetics and Evolution : Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (2017)

Microbiome studies generally focus on the gut microbiome, which is composed of a large proportion of commensal bacteria. Here we propose a first analysis of the liver microbiomeusing next generation ... [more ▼]

Microbiome studies generally focus on the gut microbiome, which is composed of a large proportion of commensal bacteria. Here we propose a first analysis of the liver microbiomeusing next generation sequencing as a tool to detect potentially pathogenic strains. We used Peromyscus leucopus, the main reservoir host species of Lyme disease in eastern North America, as a model and sequenced V5-V6 regions of the 16S gene from 18 populations in southern Quebec (Canada). The Lactobacillus genus was found to dominate the liver microbiome.We also detected a large proportion of individuals infected by Bartonella vinsonii arupensis, a human pathogenic bacteria responsible for endocarditis, aswell as Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease in North America. We then compared the microbiomes among two P. leucopus genetic clusters occurring on either side of the St. Lawrence River, and did not detect any effect of the host genotype on their liver microbiome assemblage. Finally, we report, for the first time, the presence of B. burgdorferi in a smallmammal host fromthe northern side of the St. Lawrence River, in support of models that have predicted the northern spread of Lyme disease in Canada. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 12 (2 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailSubstrate Induced Strain Field in FeRh Epilayers Grown on Single Crystal MgO (001) Substrates
Barton, C. W.; Ostler, Thomas ULg; Huskisson, D. et al

in Scientific Reports (2017), 7

Equi-atomic FeRh is highly unusual in that it undergoes a rst order meta-magnetic phase transition from an antiferromagnet to a ferromagnet above room temperature (Tr ≈ 370 K). This behavior opens new ... [more ▼]

Equi-atomic FeRh is highly unusual in that it undergoes a rst order meta-magnetic phase transition from an antiferromagnet to a ferromagnet above room temperature (Tr ≈ 370 K). This behavior opens new possibilities for creating multifunctional magnetic and spintronic devices which can utilise both thermal and applied eld energy to change state and functionalise composites. A key requirement in realising multifunctional devices is the need to understand and control the properties of FeRh in the extreme thin lm limit (tFeRh < 10 nm) where interfaces are crucial. Here we determine the properties of FeRh lms in the thickness range 2.5–10 nm grown directly on MgO substrates. Our magnetometry and structural measurements show that a perpendicular strain eld exists in these thin films which results in an increase in the phase transition temperature as thickness is reduced. Modelling using a spin dynamics approach supports the experimental observations demonstrating the critical role of the atomic layers close to the MgO interface. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 22 (2 ULg)
See detailEnergy assessment of suburban neighborhoods : insights from Wallonia and perspectives for a suburban renewal
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg

Conference (2017, April 12)

The aim of the paper is to present a method to assess the energy efficiency of suburban areas, taking into account both energy efficiency of buildings and the impacts of location and urban form on the ... [more ▼]

The aim of the paper is to present a method to assess the energy efficiency of suburban areas, taking into account both energy efficiency of buildings and the impacts of location and urban form on the energy balance of suburban areas. The method is applied to the Walloon region of Belgium and perspectives for a sustainable suburban renewal are proposed. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 16 (3 ULg)