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See detailDevelopment of an analytical method for the simultaneous measurement of 10 biogenic amines in food
Douny, Caroline ULg; Benmedjadi, Soumaya; Blaszczyk, Marie et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailSea ice: Source or sink of nitrous oxide?
Kotovitch, Marie ULg; Fripiat, François ULg; Moreau, Sebastien et al

Conference (2016, October 21)

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See detailQuand le plan zonal de sécurité rencontre la police locale Analyse sociologique du processus de traduction d'un artefact d'action publique
Croquet, Alice ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

The thesis examines the implementation of a security policy introduced by the 1998 Belgian police reform through the public policy instrument that declines the latter on local level, that is the area ... [more ▼]

The thesis examines the implementation of a security policy introduced by the 1998 Belgian police reform through the public policy instrument that declines the latter on local level, that is the area security plan. The thesis is based on four case studies and crossed inputs from the Actor-Network Theory and the Sociology of organized action. It traced the career of the area security plan in the local police organizations as the construction of a “sociotechnical system”. We analyze the work of mutual translation that occurs between the instrument and the police environment around four “events” making them progressively irreversible. On the one hand, we discover the “turbulent” nature of the regulatory control within police organizations. On the other hand, we settle the performative nature of the area security plan, of which we consider the introduction in the police landscape as an artifact at the service of the structural compromise that has been stabilized since the reform. [less ▲]

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See detailSurgical treatment of mucometra in an Alpine Goat.
Casalta, Hélène ULg; Knapp, Emilie ULg; Evrard, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailLung resident eosinophils represent a distinct cell subset with homeostatic functions
Mesnil, Claire ULg; Raulier, Stéfanie ULg; Paulissen, Geneviève et al

Conference (2016, October 21)

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See detailBelgian Heterosexuals’ Attitudes towards Gay and Lesbian Couples and Same-sex Parenting
Scali, Thérèse ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

The legal situation of Belgian gay men and lesbians may be perceived as one of the best in Europe. Indeed, the Belgian Parliament has legalized marriage and parenting for same-sex couples, has enacted ... [more ▼]

The legal situation of Belgian gay men and lesbians may be perceived as one of the best in Europe. Indeed, the Belgian Parliament has legalized marriage and parenting for same-sex couples, has enacted anti-discrimination laws, and has designed and funded several action plans to combat homophobia. Since the opening up of marriage to same-sex couples in 2003, around a thousand gay and a thousand lesbian marriages are celebrated each year in Belgium (Direction Générale Statistique et Information Économique, 2015). Moreover, since the legalization of parenthood for gay men and lesbians, more and more same-sex couples adopt children or resort to artificial insemination, and the total number of children growing up with same-sex parents is growing steadily. Thus, a new reality is emerging: the reality of same-sex headed families. However, in spite of the civil rights granted to gay men and lesbians, the issue of social acceptance of same-sex couples and their children still remains and Belgium continues to record increasing levels of violence against homosexual people. Therefore, the main objective of the present thesis was to explore Belgian heterosexuals’ attitudes towards same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting. The first goal was to investigate the social and personal factors that may be associated with positive and negative attitudes towards same-sex marriage and those towards same-sex parenting (Study 1). The results of self-report questionnaires (N = 1168) revealed that the general attitude towards gay men and lesbians, gender-role traditionalism, beliefs in the origin of homosexuality, representations about child well-being and contact are major predictors of attitudes towards gay and lesbian civil rights. Moreover, results revealed that attitudes differed according to participant’s gender (heterosexual men are less supportive of both same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting than heterosexual women). The respective role of several variables was also discussed (gender-role traditionalism, beliefs in the origin of homosexuality, general attitudes towards gay men and lesbians, representations of child well-being and contact). We demonstrated that increasing intergroup contact can help diminish the impact of some personal beliefs on attitudes towards same-sex parenting. Moreover, results revealed that the degree of support differed in regard to the different types of parenthood. Moreover, several authors in the field of social psychology highlighted the role of beliefs and social representations upon attitudes (Dardenne, 2006). Specifically, attitudes towards gay men and lesbians as parents seem to be somehow beliefs-based (Costa, 2013). Our next objectives were to explore the arguments in favour and against same-sex parenting, both in the general population through the comments posted on social networks (Study 2) and with health-care professionals working in family counselling centres (Study 3). Both studies highlighted positive and negative arguments, each linked to one of the following category: societal and legal context, religiosity, contact, representations of homosexuality, gender-role traditionalism, general attitudes towards gay men and lesbians and representations about child well-being. Moreover, a comparative analysis of the two samples allowed us to state that the arguments held by the social workers are quite similar to those held by the citizens in the general population. Thus, we concluded that health-care professionals’ attitudes are based on naïve knowledge rather than on scientific knowledge, and this lack of scientific knowledge on same-sex parenting has an impact not only on social workers’ attitudes but also on their interventions. To conclude, our work demonstrated that, in Belgium, the barriers to accepting rainbow couples and families are no longer legal, but social. Nearly ten years after the law on adoption for same-sex couples, the country remains relatively conservative and traditional in some regards. Therefore, by demystifying and deconstructing ill-conceived ideas, it will be possible to move towards greater acceptance. Thus, more positive attitudes may be reached when in-depth work has taken place on social perceptions, particularly around questions of gender-role traditionalism, the representations of homosexuality and same-sex lifestyle, and around the child’s well-being. In particular, it is important to deconstruct stereotypes about gay men and lesbians and open minds to other possible forms of families. To achieve those goals, the role of intergroup contact is very important. It is, consequently, also down to psycho-social trainers to create homophobia prevention programmes based on tailor-made training sessions, taking into account the specificities of each group and their beliefs. Finally, we recommend that future research focuses upon same-sex parent families, in order to enrich the scientific data available on these families and their experiences. [less ▲]

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See detailMallarmé et le “motif commun”
Durand, Pascal ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

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Crépin (†), André; Dor, Juliette ULg

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See detailPhysiological Responses to training and competition in 1 to 4 star eventing horses
Kirsch, Katharina ULg; Düe, M.; Holzhausen, H. et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailReported post-operative analgesic administration to non-human primates: 2010 - 2015
Bertrand, Henri ULg; Flecknell, Paul; Brady, James et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailGaseous Micro-Emboli Removal during priming procedure using pulsatile flow with 4 different adult oxygenators with integrated arterial filter and open reservoir.
HELLA, Dominique ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

4 oxygenators were tested during priming procedures with pulsatile flow. 2 showed better results.A prospective and randomized study begon in June 2016, including 200 patients. We hope with the same ... [more ▼]

4 oxygenators were tested during priming procedures with pulsatile flow. 2 showed better results.A prospective and randomized study begon in June 2016, including 200 patients. We hope with the same comparison to show interesting results. 4 oxygénateurs adultes testés durant la phase de priming utilisant le débit pulsé. 2 se révèlent supérieurs. Une étude prospective randomisée incluant 200 patients a démarré depuis juin 2016 afin de réaliser la même comparaison en clinique; nous espérons en extraire des résultats intéressants. [less ▲]

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See detailA time series study during spring transition in the fast ice at Davis station, Antarctica: preliminary resul
Deman, F.; Roukaerts, A.; Delille, Bruno ULg et al

Conference (2016, October 21)

While representing less than 5% of the total ice cover around Antarctica, fast ice is nevertheless an important habitat with highest biomass and production occurring in the bottom (Archer et al., 1996 ... [more ▼]

While representing less than 5% of the total ice cover around Antarctica, fast ice is nevertheless an important habitat with highest biomass and production occurring in the bottom (Archer et al., 1996). Sea--‐ice algae are playing a key role in structuring the ecosystem, as they are an essential food source for krill. With the annual melting of the sea ice there is a strong release of nutrients and algae to the water, possibly fertilizing and/or seeding algae the underlying water column. A time series was sampled during the Austral spring of 2015 (Oct. 27th – Dec. 11th), in the vicinity of Davis station (68°35’ S, 77°58’ E, Prydz Bay, Antarctica). Fast ice, snow cover and underlying water column were sampled with focus on the nitrogen and carbon cycle and the pivotal role of sea--‐ice algae for higher tropic levels. Different parameters such as nutrients, particulate matter (PM) and isotopic signatures for nitrate, ammonium and PM will be measured. Primary production and uptake rates for different nitrogen substrates were also measured using in--‐situ stable isotope incubation experiments to study the change in algae growth rates. That campaign was performed in close relation with colleagues from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (Hobart, Australia) to link our findings with the availability of trace metals such as iron. Temperature profiles in the ice showed a clear change halfway the sampling campaign with increasing temperatures, likely accompanied by an increase in permeability throughout the ice. Results show a large accumulation of biomass in the bottom few 5 cm (particulate organic carbon reaching up to 1300 μmol l‐1). Preliminary data also shows a large accumulation of nitrate at the bottom with concentrations exceeding those in the underlying water. Preliminary results will be presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLa sécurité sociale face au droit européen de la concurrence
Detienne, Quentin ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

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See detailMetabolites from media supplemented with 3’-sialyllactose and fermented by bifidobacteria have an antivirulent effect against intestinal pathogens
Bondue, Pauline ULg; Daube, Georges ULg; Delcenserie, Véronique ULg

Poster (2016, October 21)

Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of Bifidobacterium bifidum. Oligosaccharides from cow milk (BMO), similar to HMO, are mainly represented in colostrum by 3’-sialyllactose ... [more ▼]

Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of Bifidobacterium bifidum. Oligosaccharides from cow milk (BMO), similar to HMO, are mainly represented in colostrum by 3’-sialyllactose (3’SL). Bifidobacterium crudilactis, a species from bovine origin and encoding for β galactosidases and α-glucosidases, could be able to metabolise them. Also, fermentation products could have antivirulent activity against intestinal pathogens. This study focused on capacity of bifidobacteria to metabolise 3’SL and on potential antivirulent effect of cell-free spent media (CFSM) against pathogenic bacteria. B. bifidum BBA1 and B. crudilactis FR/62/B/3 isolated respectively from breastfed children feces and cow raw milk cheese were grown on media supplemented with 3’SL as sole source of carbon. Next, CFSM effects were tested against virulence gene expression using ler and hilA promoter activity of luminescent constructs of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 ATCC 43888 and Salmonella Typhimurium SA 941256, respectively. The effect was confirmed on wild type strains of E. coli O157:H7 ATCC 43890 and S. Typhimurium ATCC 14028 using RT-qPCR. Both strains were able to grow in presence of 3’SL. CFSM resulted in under-expression of hilA and ler genes for the luminescent constructs and in under-expression of ler (ratios of -15.4 and -8.1) and qseA (ratios of -2.1 and -3.1) genes for the wild type strain of E. coli O157:H7. No effect was observed with S. Typhimurium. Little is known about CFSM metabolites and they have to be isolated and identified. The potential synbiotic effect between 3’SL and bifidobacteria will be tested using the Shime®, a human gastrointestinal model. [less ▲]

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See detailPrise en charge de l'hyperuricémie, facteur de risque cardio-vasculaire?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2016, October 21)

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