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See detailAfrique des Grands lacs, à la croisée des chemins.
Kabamba, Bob ULg

Conference (2016, May)

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See detailStein operators for product distributions, with applications
Mijoule, Guillaume; Gaunt, Robert; Swan, Yvik ULg

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailDistances between probability distributions via characteristic functions and biasing
Azmoodeh, Ehsan; Arras, Benjamin; Poly, Guillaume et al

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailUn Building Information Modeler comme support d’un bâtiment modulaire
Rahhal, Anabelle ULg; Delfosse, Vincent ULg; Boulanger, Christelle ULg et al

Scientific conference (2016, May)

In this article, we present a Building Information Modeler essential for creating, viewing and evaluating the performance of a modular building project, based on a digital model. First, we explain our ... [more ▼]

In this article, we present a Building Information Modeler essential for creating, viewing and evaluating the performance of a modular building project, based on a digital model. First, we explain our approach, called "by components" and its central notion of "catalog", capable of supporting the virtualization of the construction system in the modeler. Secondly, we describe the software architecture established for this original modeller, based on a dual-purpose data model: representing the catalogs of components and allowing the encoding of a specific project within the software. Then, our article will introduce the products obtained, in terms of operating geometric and semantic information from the catalog components. In particular, it will show how, depending on the driving activity types, these productions can be generated under different operating formats. Finally, the article will introduce the limits of this Building Information Modeler and the future opportunities provided by its extensibility. [less ▲]

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See detailFlores del árbol de la publicidad. La poesía publicitaria en España
Ceballos Viro, Alvaro ULg

in Interférences Littéraires = Literaire Interferenties (2016), 18

La vente à la criée a toujours existé et, dans certains cas, elle a pu prendre la forme de courts poèmes, comme on peut le constater grâce à des témoignages remontant au Moyen Âge espagnol. C’est ... [more ▼]

La vente à la criée a toujours existé et, dans certains cas, elle a pu prendre la forme de courts poèmes, comme on peut le constater grâce à des témoignages remontant au Moyen Âge espagnol. C’est cependant à partir de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle que la poésie commerciale prend une véritable ampleur, via des supports aussi divers que les journaux, les feuilles volantes, les vitrines des boutiques, les images à collectionner ou encore les cartes postales. Cet article ébauche une histoire de la poésie publicitaire en Espagne, apporte des données sur ses auteurs, tout en appréciant la morphologie variée de ces textes, qui répondent à des stratégies de marché bien plus variées que ce que l’on pourrait imaginer. À la lumière de ces poèmes seront reconsidérés les usages du vers dans l’Espagne de la Restauration. [less ▲]

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See detailLes bienfaits du sport sur la santé de la personne diabétique
PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg

in Revue de l'ABD (2016)

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See detailEffect of Apremilast and Etanercept on Pruritus and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis : Results From the LIBERATE Study
Green, Lawrence; Thaçi, Diamant; Zhang, Zuoshun et al

in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2016)

Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease with skin maniifestations resulting from a dysregulated immune response. Itching is one of the most bothersome psoriasis symptoms for patients and ... [more ▼]

Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease with skin maniifestations resulting from a dysregulated immune response. Itching is one of the most bothersome psoriasis symptoms for patients and important factor contributing to disease severity. Apremilast , is an oral small-molecule phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, works intracellularly within immune cells to regulate the production of inflammatory médiators associated with the pathogenesis of psoriasis by increasing cyclic adenosine monophophate (cAMP) levels. Apremilast was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult patients with patients with active psoriatic arthritis and for patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Apremilast has since been approved in multiple countries, including those in European Union,as well as Switzerland, Canada and Australia. LIBERATE (Evaluation in Placebo-Controlled Study of Oral Apremilast and Etanercept in Plaque Psoriasis; NCT01690299) is global phase 3b study evaluating the efficacity, safety, and tolerability of apremilast or etarnercept, compared with placebo, for the treatment of biologic-naive patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. [less ▲]

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See detailTribute to an astronomer: the work of Max Ernst on Wilhelm Tempel
Nazé, Yaël ULg

in Journal for the History of Astronomy (2016), 47(2), 115-135

In 1964-1974, the German artist Max Ernst created, with the help of two friends, a series of works (books, movie, paintings) related to the astronomer Wilhelm Tempel. Mixing actual texts by Tempel and ... [more ▼]

In 1964-1974, the German artist Max Ernst created, with the help of two friends, a series of works (books, movie, paintings) related to the astronomer Wilhelm Tempel. Mixing actual texts by Tempel and artistic features, this series pays homage to the astronomer by recalling his life and discoveries. Moreover, the core of the project, the book Maximiliana or the Illegal Practice of Astronomy, actually depicts the way science works, making this artwork a most original tribute to a scientist. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of aphid alarm pheromone release on virus transmission efficiency: when pest control strategy could induce higher virus dispersion
Lin, Fang-Jing; Bosquée, Emilie ULg; Liu, Ying-Jie et al

in Journal of Virological Methods (2016)

Aphids cause serious damages to crops not only by tacking sap but also by transmitting numerous viruses. To develop biological control, the aphid alarm pheromone, namely E-β-farnesene (EβF), has been ... [more ▼]

Aphids cause serious damages to crops not only by tacking sap but also by transmitting numerous viruses. To develop biological control, the aphid alarm pheromone, namely E-β-farnesene (EβF), has been demonstrated to be efficient to repel aphids and as attract beneficials, making it a potential tool to control aphid pests. Considering aphids also as virus vectors, changes of their behaviour could also interfere with the virus acquisition and transmission process. Here, a combination of two aphid species and two potato virus models were selected to test the influence of EβF release on aphid and virus dispersion under laboratory conditions. EβF release was found to significantly decrease the population of M. persicae and M. euphorbiae around the infochemical releaser but simultaneously also increasing the dispersal of Potato Virus Y (PVY). At the opposite, no significant difference for Potato Leaf Roll Virus (PLRV) transmission efficiency was observed with similar aphid alarm pheromone releases for none of the aphid species. These results provide some support to carefully consider infochemical releasers not only for push – pull strategy and pest control but also to include viral disease in a the plant protection to aphids as they are also efficient virus vectors. Impact of aphid kinds and transmission mechanisms will be discussed according to the large variation found between persistent and non persistent potato viruses and interactions with aphids and related infochemicals. [less ▲]

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See detaille Comité R dans sa relation avec le Parlement et certains acteurs de l'exécutif : Cohérence ou incohérence?
Stans, David ULg

Book published by Maklu (2016)

Les services de renseignement qui agissent dans un cadre par nature secret peuvent induire une certaine méfiance chez le citoyen. Dans cette période troublée que nous traversons, le grand public se doit ... [more ▼]

Les services de renseignement qui agissent dans un cadre par nature secret peuvent induire une certaine méfiance chez le citoyen. Dans cette période troublée que nous traversons, le grand public se doit d’être informé sur le fonctionnement des services de renseignement belges et le contrôle de ces derniers. Pierre angulaire du système de contrôle, cet ouvrage cherche à apporter une analyse objective du travail réalisé par Comité R dans sa relation avec les acteurs politiques avant la sixième réforme de l’Etat. Ce livre cherche ainsi, sans prétention, à contribuer au développement de la culture du renseignement en Belgique ou, dans une certaine mesure, à lever le voile sur certains préjugés. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of the flexibility of Belgian residential buildings equipped with Heat Pumps and Thermal Energy Storages
Georges, Emeline ULg; Garsoux, Pierre; Masy, Gabrielle et al

in Proceedings of CLIMA2016 Conference (2016, May)

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See detailThe Nature and Role of identity in entrepreneurship research: A systematic review
Aouni, Zineb ULg

Scientific conference (2016, May)

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See detailMass extinctions in the plant fossil record: an overview
Cascales-Miñana, Borja ULg

Scientific conference (2016, May)

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See detailMeasuring plant diversity over time
Cascales-Miñana, Borja ULg

Scientific conference (2016, May)

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See detailBlood eosinophil count to predict bronchial eosinophilic inflammation in COPD.
SCHLEICH, FLorence ULg; CORHAY, Jean-Louis ULg; LOUIS, Renaud ULg

in The European respiratory journal (2016), 47(5), 1562-4

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See detailAsthma inflammatory phenotypes show differential microRNA expression in sputum.
Maes, Tania; Cobos, Francisco Avila; SCHLEICH, FLorence ULg et al

in The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology (2016), 137(5), 1433-46

BACKGROUND: Asthma is classified according to severity and inflammatory phenotype and is likely to be distinguished by specific microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles. OBJECTIVE: We sought to associate ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Asthma is classified according to severity and inflammatory phenotype and is likely to be distinguished by specific microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles. OBJECTIVE: We sought to associate miRNA expression in sputum supernatants with the inflammatory cell profile and disease severity in asthmatic patients. METHODS: We investigated miRNA expression in sputum supernatants of 10 healthy subjects, 17 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma, and 9 patients with severe asthma using high-throughput, stem-loop, reverse transcriptase quantitative real-time PCR miRNA expression profiling (screening cohort, n = 36). Differentially expressed miRNAs were validated in an independent cohort (n = 60; 10 healthy subjects and 50 asthmatic patients). Cellular miRNA origin was examined by using in situ hybridization and reverse transcriptase quantitative real-time PCR. The functional role of miRNAs was assessed by using in silico analysis and in vitro transfecting miRNA mimics in human bronchial epithelial cells. RESULTS: In 2 independent cohorts expression of miR-629-3p, miR-223-3p, and miR-142-3p was significantly upregulated in sputum of patients with severe asthma compared with that in healthy control subjects and was highest in patients with neutrophilic asthma. Expression of the 3 miRNAs was associated with sputum neutrophilia, and miR-223-3p and miR-142-3p expression was associated also with airway obstruction (FEV1/forced vital capacity). Expression of miR-629-3p was localized in the bronchial epithelium, whereas miR-223-3p and miR-142-3p were expressed in neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages. Transfecting human bronchial epithelial cells with miR-629-3p mimic induced epithelial IL-8 mRNA and protein expression. IL-1beta and IL-8 protein levels were significantly increased in sputum of patients with severe asthma and were positively associated with sputum neutrophilia. CONCLUSIONS: Expression of miR-223-3p, miR-142-3p, and miR-629-3p is increased in sputum of patients with severe asthma and is linked to neutrophilic airway inflammation, suggesting that these miRNAs contribute to this asthma inflammatory phenotype. [less ▲]

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