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See detailFundamental and Applied Studies on Freeze-dried Vinegar Starter
Shafiei, Rasoul ULg

Doctoral thesis (2013)

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See detailHeat transfer characterization using heat and solute tracer tests in a shallow alluvial aquifer
Dassargues, Alain ULg; Wildemeersch, Samuel ULg; Jamin, Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2013, December 09)

Very low enthalpy geothermal systems are increasingly considered for heating or cooling using groundwater energy combined with heat pumps. The design and the impact of shallow geothermal systems are often ... [more ▼]

Very low enthalpy geothermal systems are increasingly considered for heating or cooling using groundwater energy combined with heat pumps. The design and the impact of shallow geothermal systems are often assessed in a semi-empirical way. It is accepted by most of the private partners but not by environmental authorities deploring a lack of rigorous evaluation of the mid- to long-term impact on groundwater. In view of a more rigorous methodology, heat and dye tracers are used for estimating simultaneously heat transfer and solute transport parameters in an alluvial aquifer. The experimental field site, is equipped with 21 piezometers drilled in alluvial deposits composed of a loam layer overlying a sand and gravel layer constituting the alluvial aquifer. The tracing experiment consisted in injecting simultaneously heated water and a dye tracer in a piezometer and monitoring evolution of groundwater temperature and tracer concentration in 3 control panels set perpendicularly to the main groundwater flow. Results showed drastic differences between heat transfer and solute transport due to the main influence of thermal capacity of the saturated porous medium. The tracing experiment was then simulated using a numerical model and the best estimation of heat transfer and solute transport parameters is obtained by calibrating this numerical model using inversion tools. The developed concepts and tests may lead to real projects of various extents that can be now optimized by the use of a rigorous and efficient methodology at the field scale. [less ▲]

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See detailSaturn’s UV aurora: the (high latitude) point of view of Cassini
Grodent, Denis ULg; Bonfond, Bertrand ULg; Gustin, Jacques ULg et al

Conference (2013, December 09)

The high latitude vantage point of Cassini and its short distance to Saturn give rise to a unique opportunity for obtaining exceptional spectral images of the aurorae, along with in situ observations of ... [more ▼]

The high latitude vantage point of Cassini and its short distance to Saturn give rise to a unique opportunity for obtaining exceptional spectral images of the aurorae, along with in situ observations of the associated particles and magnetic field. Cassini’s T83 flyby of Titan significantly changed the inclination of the spacecraft’s orbit and marked the beginning of the XXM inclined phase 1 which will last until March 16, 2015. We will give an overview of the auroral emissions observed so far with the UVIS camera on board Cassini. In particular we will link the morphology of the aurora with specific magnetospheric processes, such as dayside reconnection and auroral bifurcations, nightside reconnection, hot plasma injections. We will also take advantage of the view from nearly above the poles to describe the overall shape and size of the aurora, which are expected to respond to the solar wind conditions. Moreover, this presentation will focus on small-scale features, which can only be observed by an instrument close enough to the planet. We will also present movies of these observations, allowing us to explore the auroral dynamics at various timescales. This information will be used to identify the various mechanisms at play in Saturn’s magnetosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailLe sentiment d'insécurité en Euregio Meuse-Rhin
Dejozé, Michaël ULg

Report (2013)

For a good understanding of security related phenomenons on a specific period and a specific place, autorities use different tools: objective crime data, mostly understood as police data, is then ... [more ▼]

For a good understanding of security related phenomenons on a specific period and a specific place, autorities use different tools: objective crime data, mostly understood as police data, is then completed by subjective data which permits to include the citizen's opinion. Since de borders are no obstacle for criminals, our understanding of crime must also be international. Concerning objective crime data, this is already the case in the Euregio Maas-Rhine. With this study, the autorities also have a tool for a better understanding of subjective data. In fact, 2035 subjects of 4 different regions from 3 different countries have been questionned. The added value of this transborder approach has to be found in the fact that the same mesure has been applied to the entire territory which allows us to compare the results. In fact, different results can help to find best-practices and experts. On the opposite, same results can show common problems which need common solutions. In the whole report we see that the existence or non existence of borders is very important. [less ▲]

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See detailEculizumab (ECU) Inhibits Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) and Improves Renal Function In Adult Patients (Pts) With Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)
Fakhouri, Fadi; Hourmant, Maryvonne; Cataland, Spero et al

Poster (2013, December 08)

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See detailLe cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard et l'oeil philosophique de Gilles Deleuze
Pieron, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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See detailLes indications de greffes
Bonnet, Christophe ULg

in Greffes de cellules souches hématopoïétiques: les enjeux. (2013)

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See detailLa dynastie belge et la science, 1909-1959
Pirot, Pascal ULg

Conference (2013, December 07)

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See detailEnjeux politiques de l'ignorance : Socrate et Rancière
Herla, Anne ULg; Jeanmart, Gaëlle

Conference (2013, December 07)

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See detailAlcoholic liver disease: when to consider liver transplantation?
DETRY, Olivier ULg

Scientific conference (2013, December 07)

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See detailPeut-on tout représenter ou les défis de la modélisation en archéologie
Van Ruymbeke, Muriel ULg

Conference (2013, December 07)

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See detailPoly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) anchored maghemite nanoparticles designed for multi-stimuli triggered drug release
Liu, Ji ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Debuigne, Antoine ULg et al

in Nanoscale (2013), 5(23), 11464-11477

Original core/corona nanoparticles composed of amaghemite core and a stimuli-responsive polymer coating made of poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) macromolecules were fabricated for drug ... [more ▼]

Original core/corona nanoparticles composed of amaghemite core and a stimuli-responsive polymer coating made of poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) macromolecules were fabricated for drug delivery system (DDS) application. This kind of DDS aims to combine the advantage of stimuli-responsive polymer coating, in order to regulate the drug release behaviours under different conditions and furthermore, improve the biocompatibility and in vivo circulation half-time of the maghemite nanoparticles. Drug loading capacity was evaluated with methylene blue (MB), a cationic model drug. The triggered release of MB was studied under various stimuli such as pH, ionic strength and temperature. Local heating generated under alternating magnetic field (AMF) application was studied, and remotely AMF-triggered release was also confirmed, while a mild heating-up of the release medium was observed. Furthermore, their potential application as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents was explored via relaxivity measurements and acquisition of T2-weighted images. Preliminary studies on the cytotoxicity against mouse fibroblast-like L929 cell line and also their cellular uptake within human melanoma MEL-5 cell line were carried out. In conclusion, this kind of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles appears to be promising carriers for delivering drugs to some tumour sites or into cellular compartments with an acidic environment. [less ▲]

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See detailPubertal timing after neonatal diethylstilbestrol exposure in female rats: Neuroendocrine vs peripheral effects and additive role of prenatal food restriction.
Franssen, Delphine ULg; Ioannou, Yiannis S.; Alvarez-Real, Alexandra et al

in Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) (2013)

We studied the effects of neonatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) on pubertal timing in female rats. We examined associated neuroendocrine changes and effects of prenatal food restriction. Age at ... [more ▼]

We studied the effects of neonatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) on pubertal timing in female rats. We examined associated neuroendocrine changes and effects of prenatal food restriction. Age at vaginal opening was advanced after exposure to 10mug/kg/d of DES and delayed after 1mug/kg/d (subcutaneous injections). Using this lower dose, pulsatile GnRH secretion was slower at 25 days of age. Both doses reduced KiSS1 mRNA levels at 15 days of age. Using functional Kisspeptin promoter assay, 1 or 10muM DES reduced or increased KISS1 transcription, respectively. Leptin stimulatory effect on GnRH secretion in vitro (15 days of age) was reduced after prenatal food restriction and neonatal DES exposure (higher dose), both effects being cumulative. Thus, alterations in pubertal timing by DES neonatally are not unequivocally toward precocity, the level of exposure being critical. We provide evidence of neuroendocrine disruption and interaction with prenatal food availability. [less ▲]

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See detailInversion of a part of the numerator relationship matrix using pedigree information
Faux, Pierre ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Genetics, Selection, Evolution [=GSE] (2013), 45

Background. In recent theoretical developments, the information available (e.g. genotypes) divides the original population into two groups: animals with this information (selected animals) and animals ... [more ▼]

Background. In recent theoretical developments, the information available (e.g. genotypes) divides the original population into two groups: animals with this information (selected animals) and animals without this information (excluded animals). These developments require inversion of the part of the pedigree-based numerator relationship matrix that describes the genetic covariance between selected animals (A22). Our main objective was to propose and evaluate methodology that takes advantage of any potential sparsity in the inverse of A22 in order to reduce the computing time required for its inversion. This potential sparsity is brought out by searching the pedigree for dependencies between the selected animals. Jointly, we expected distant ancestors to provide relationship ties that increase the density of matrix A22 but that their effect on A22i might be minor. This hypothesis was also tested. Methods. The inverse of A22 can be computed from the inverse of the triangular factor (T-1 ) obtained by Cholesky root-free decomposition of A22 . We propose an algorithm that sets up the sparsity pattern of T-1 using pedigree information. This algorithm provides positions of the elements of T-1 worth to be computed (i.e. different from zero). A recursive computation of A22i is then achieved with or without information on the sparsity pattern and time required for each computation was recorded. For three numbers of selected animals (4000; 8000 and 12 000), A22 was computed using different pedigree extractions and the closeness of the resulting A22i to the inverse computed using the fully extracted pedigree was measured by an appropriate norm. Results. The use of prior information on the sparsity of T-1 decreased the computing time for inversion by a factor of 1.73 on average. Computational issues and practical uses of the different algorithms were discussed. Cases involving more than 12 000 selected animals were considered. Inclusion of 10 generations was determined to be sufficient when computing A22. Conclusions. Depending on the size and structure of the selected sub-population, gains in time to compute A22 are possible and these gains may increase as the number of selected animals increases. Given the sequential nature of most computational steps, the proposed algorithm can benefit from optimization and may be convenient for genomic evaluations. [less ▲]

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See detailEtat des lieux et perspectives de la foresterie communautaire au Gabon
Meunier, Quentin; Boldrini, Sylvie; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

Conference (2013, December 06)

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See detailEncres anciennes: utilisation non conventionnelle d'aliments
Bouchat, Isabelle; Wymeersch, Noémie; Bchir, Brahim ULg et al

in Septième symposium du GCNAS: Vendredi 6 décembre, Louvain-La-Neuve (2013, December 06)

De tout temps l’homme utilise des pigments pour peindre. Il y a 27.000 ans déjà, près de Marseille, dans la grotte Cosquer, des fresques furent peintes par des hommes préhistoriques. Il existe deux ... [more ▼]

De tout temps l’homme utilise des pigments pour peindre. Il y a 27.000 ans déjà, près de Marseille, dans la grotte Cosquer, des fresques furent peintes par des hommes préhistoriques. Il existe deux grandes catégories de pigments et colorants: les naturels et les artificiels. La première catégories contient les pigments minéraux tels que les argiles (ocre jaune ou rouge, argile verte ou brune) mais aussi des pierres (lapis lazuli (bleu)) et les pigments organiques d’origine végétale (gaude (jaune)) ou d’origine animale (murex (pourpre). La deuxième catégorie contient les pigments et colorants artificiels issus de réactions chimiques (minium (orange)) ou bien des mi-végétaux, mi-minéraux comme les encres ferro-galliques classés dans les divers. Après avoir servi pendant plusieurs siècles, tous ces pigments ont été remplacés à la fin du XIXe par des colorants synthétiques issus de la pétrochimie, car ces derniers ont l'avantage de la reproductibilité constante des couleurs. Mais la fin programmée du pétrole suscite un regain d'intérêt pour les préparations naturelles. C'est donc très logiquement que notre laboratoire a décidé de s'intéresser au sujet et en particulier aux encres venant du jus de chou rouge et aux encres ferro-grenadiques en collaboration avec l'Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville. [less ▲]

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See detailReliability of resistivity-derived temperature: insights from laboratory measurements
Robert, Tanguy ULg; Hermans, Thomas ULg; Dumont, Gaël ULg et al

Conference (2013, December 06)

This contribution consists in studying the reliability of resistivity-derived temperature, for example from time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys. The idea of using temperature as a ... [more ▼]

This contribution consists in studying the reliability of resistivity-derived temperature, for example from time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys. The idea of using temperature as a quantitative tracer is growing in the hydrogeophysical community, especially to simulate geo/hydrothermal systems. However, plenty of physico-chemical processes are influenced by temperature and most of them impact directly resistivity measurements. Therefore, one needs to take them into account to retrieve quantitative temperature estimates from resistivity measurements but, up to now, it is seldom the case. The experiment we conducted consisted in simulating an ERT monitoring of heat storage in a sandy aquifer. We show that using experimental relationships between fluid electrical conductivity and temperature alone does not allow reliable temperature estimates, simply because rock-water interactions are neglected. Worst, from a certain temperature (45°C here), the bulk resistivity starts to increase with temperature although this is not expected from the experimental law. Chemical analyses made on water samples collected during the experiment highlight the importance of accounting chemical reactions (e.g. calcite precipitation with increasing temperature) occurring when temperature changes as well as their kinetics. Finally, other parameters as surface conductivity cannot always be neglected when estimating temperature from resistivity measurements. This means that retrieving reliable temperatures from bulk resistivity measurements (e.g. time-lapse ERT) requires the knowledge of water mineralization as well as the rock / soil mineralogy in order to fully integrate physico-chemical reactions between groundwater and the host rock, for example with a joint inversion scheme. [less ▲]

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