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See detailAccess to Positions of Influence in the Parliamentary Arena: Are MPs of Immigrant Origin Disadvantaged?
Fernandes, Jorge; Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg; Morales, Laura

in Morales, Laura; Saalfeld, Thomas (Eds.) Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin in Seven European Democracies (in press)

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See detailThe Mayors’ Political Career: Between Local and National Ambition
Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg

in Heinelt, Hubert; Magnier, Annick (Eds.) The European Mayor II: Political Leaders in the Changing Context of Local Democracy (in press)

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See detailDo sex reversal procedures differentially affect agonistic behaviours and sex steroid levels depending on the sexual genotype in Nile tilapia?
Gennotte, Vincent ULg; Akonkwa, Balagizi; Mélard, Charles ULg et al

in Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology (in press)

In Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, phenotypic males and females with different sexual genotypes (XX, XY, YY) have particular behavioural and physiological traits. Compared to natural XX females and XY ... [more ▼]

In Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, phenotypic males and females with different sexual genotypes (XX, XY, YY) have particular behavioural and physiological traits. Compared to natural XX females and XY males, XY and YY females, and XX males expressed higher level of aggressiveness that could be related to higher levels of 17β-oestradiol and 11-ketotestosterone respectively. Our results suggest that the presence of a Y chromosome increases aggressiveness in females. However, since the same relationship between aggressiveness and the Y chromosome is not observed in males, we can hypothesize that the differences in aggressiveness are not directly dependent on the genotype but on the sex reversal procedures applied on young fry during their sexual differentiation to produce these breeders. These hormonal treatments could have permanently modified the development of the brain and consequently influenced the behaviour of adults independently of their genotype. In both hypotheses (genotype or sex reversal influence), the causes of behavioural modifications have to be searched in an early modification of the brain sexual differentiation. [less ▲]

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See detailCO2-sourced α-alkylidene cyclic carbonates: a Step forward in the quest for functional regioregular poly(urethane)s and poly(carbonate)s
Gennen, Sandro ULg; Grignard, Bruno ULg; Tassaing, Thierry et al

in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (in press)

We describe a robust platform for the synthesis of a large diversity of novel functional CO2 -sourced polymers by exploiting the regio-controlled and site selective ring-opening of α- alkylidene ... [more ▼]

We describe a robust platform for the synthesis of a large diversity of novel functional CO2 -sourced polymers by exploiting the regio-controlled and site selective ring-opening of α- alkylidene carbonates by various nucleophiles. The remarkable reactivity of α-alkylidene carbonates is dictated by the exocyclic olefinic group that selectively orients the cyclic carbonate ring- opening with the formation of an enol species. The polyaddition of CO2 -sourced bis-α-alkylidene carbonates (bis-αCCs) with primary and secondary diamines provides novel regioregular functional poly(urethane)s. The reactivity of bis-αCCs is also exploited for producing new poly(β-oxo-carbonate)s by organocatalyzed polyaddition with a diol. All polyadditions were feasible under ambient conditions. This synthesis platform provides new functional variants of world-class leading polymers families (polyurethanes, polycarbonates) and valorises CO2 as a chemical feedstock. [less ▲]

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See detailA central role for Type I IFN in Th2 response induction by dendritic cells
Webb, Lauren M.; Lundie, Rachel J.; Borger, Jessica G. et al

in EMBO Journal (in press)

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See detailMore or less integration ? Explaining Candidates’ and Citizens’ Attitudes towards European Integration in 2014 Belgium
Defacq, Samuel; Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg; Teuber, Ferdinand et al

in Vandeleene, Audrey; De Winter, Lieven; Baudewyns, Pierre (Eds.) Candidates between parties and voters in the Belgian partitocracy: a multilevel analysis (in press)

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See detailSmart City concepts: from perception to acceptability
Schelings, Clémentine ULg; Elsen, Catherine ULg

in Proceedings of the 21th Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) (in press)

This paper studies the sustainability of the Smart City from the acceptability perspective. Assuming that there is a possibility for end-users to reject some of the Smart City principles and, consequently ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the sustainability of the Smart City from the acceptability perspective. Assuming that there is a possibility for end-users to reject some of the Smart City principles and, consequently, to jeopardize its perenniality, we argue that studying how citizens perceive some of the Smart City concepts is a prerequisite for the assessment of the Smart City sustainability scheme. In this paper, we test the acceptability of the Smart City by confronting the theoretical concepts generally mobilized in the literature with the people’s actual perceptions. To this end, a short survey was distributed on the occasion of three Smart City events. This article analyses the obtained results in regard of three demographic factors (age, gender and professional background). It thus repositions chore concepts of the Smart City in regard of acceptability, and particularly in relation to the associated risks for its sustainability. [less ▲]

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See detailReduced intensity and non-myeloablative allogenic stem cell transplantation from alternative HLA-mismatched donors for Hodgkin's lymphoma: a study by the French Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Gauthier, J; Castagna, L; Garnier, F et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (in press)

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) following a non-myeloablative (NMA) or reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) is considered a valid approach to treat patients with refractory/relapsed ... [more ▼]

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) following a non-myeloablative (NMA) or reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) is considered a valid approach to treat patients with refractory/relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). When an HLA-matched donor is lacking a graft from a familial haploidentical (HAPLO) donor, a mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) or cord blood (CB) might be considered. In this retrospective study, we compared the outcome of patients with HL undergoing a RIC or NMA allo-SCT from HAPLO, MMUD or CB. Ninety-eight patients were included. Median follow-up was 31 months for the whole cohort. All patients in the HAPLO group (N = 34) received a T-cell replete allo-SCT after a NMA (FLU-CY-TBI, N = 31, 91%) or a RIC (N = 3, 9%) followed by post-transplant cyclophosphamide. After adjustment for significant covariates, MMUD and CB were associated with significantly lower GvHD-free relapse-free survival (GRFS; hazard ratio (HR) = 2.02, P = 0.03 and HR = 2.43, P = 0.009, respectively) compared with HAPLO donors. In conclusion, higher GRFS was observed in Hodgkin lymphoma patients receiving a RIC or NMA allo-SCT with posttransplant cyclophosphamide from HAPLO donors. Our findings suggest they should be favoured over MMUD and CB in this setting. [less ▲]

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See detailObjet et pratiques sémiotiques : les enjeux médiatiques du support photographique
Honba Honba, Cédric ULg

in Signata. Annales des Sémiotiques = Annals of Semiotics (in press)

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See detailMorphological integration and alternative life history strategies: a case study in a facultatively paedomorphic newt
Tomašević, Natasa; Cvijanović, Milena; Denoël, Mathieu ULg et al

in Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution (in press)

Tetrapod limbs are serially homologous structures that represent a particularly interesting model for studies on morphological integration, i.e. the tendency of developmental systems to produce correlated ... [more ▼]

Tetrapod limbs are serially homologous structures that represent a particularly interesting model for studies on morphological integration, i.e. the tendency of developmental systems to produce correlated variation. In newts, limbs develop at an early larval stage and grow continuously, including after the habitat transition from water to land following metamorphosis. However, aquatic and terrestrial environments impose different constraints and locomotor modes that could affect patterns of morphological integration and evolvability. We hypothesize that this would be the case for alternative heterochronic morphs in newts, i.e. aquatic paedomorphs that keep gills at the adult stage and adult metamorphs that are able to disperse on land. To this end, we analysed patterns and strengths of correlations between homologous skeletal elements of the fore- and hindlimbs as well as among skeletal elements within limbs in both phenotypes in the alpine newt, Ichthyosaura alpestris. Our results showed that metamorphs and paedomorphs had similar, general patterns of limb integration. Partial correlations between homologous limb elements and within limb elements were higher in paedomorphs when compared to metamorphs. Decrease in partial correlation between homologous limb elements in metamorphs is accompanied with a higher evolvability of the terrestrial morph. All these results indicate that environmental demands shaped the patterns of morphological integration of alpine newt limbs and that the observed diversity in correlation structure could be related to a qualitative difference in the modes of locomotion between the morphs. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiple uprising invasions of Pelophylax water frogs, potentially inducing a new hybridogenetic complex
Dufresne, Christophe; Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Di Santo, Lionel et al

in Scientific Reports (in press)

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See detailPlaton sans métaphysique
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Platon néokantien (in press)

La littérature néokantienne consacrée à la théorie platonicienne des Idées est surabondante. Elle a été alimentée par des questions profondes et a donné lieu, à son tour, à plusieurs polémiques ... [more ▼]

La littérature néokantienne consacrée à la théorie platonicienne des Idées est surabondante. Elle a été alimentée par des questions profondes et a donné lieu, à son tour, à plusieurs polémiques importantes. Compte tenu de l’ampleur du dossier et de la variété des interprétations proposées, nous devrons renoncer, dans cette introduction, à brosser un tableau général de la réception néokantienne de Platon. Nous nous bornerons à en donner un aperçu introductif en mettant en évidence un petit nombre de thèses centrales et en mentionnant quelques aspects saillants des controverses que ces thèses ont suscitées. [less ▲]

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See detailMusical practices and identity. The story of the Roman sojourn (1623-1627) of Maurice of Savoy, crown-cardinal of France
Morales, Jorge ULg

in Corswarem, Emilie; Berti, Michela (Eds.) Music and the Identity Process : the National Churches in Rome in the Early Modern Period (in press)

Les cardinaux de couronne avaient pour fonction de défendre et de représenter les intérêts d’un État étranger auprès de la Curie. Cette activité leur conférait une place centrale et particulière dans le ... [more ▼]

Les cardinaux de couronne avaient pour fonction de défendre et de représenter les intérêts d’un État étranger auprès de la Curie. Cette activité leur conférait une place centrale et particulière dans le complexe réseau diplomatique, ecclésiastique et nobiliaire romain. À travers l’étude de quelques cas, nous examinerons leur rôle culturel en tant qu’organisateurs de fêtes et de cérémonies, manifestations essentielles à leur promotion sociale, événements où s’exerçaient les pratiques musicales et lieux d’expression de l’identité nationale. L’analyse de ces marqueurs identitaires nous permettra de vérifier l’existence d’une double culture ainsi que la construction d’un modèle de cardinal protecteur national à la cour de Rome, « grand théâtre du monde ». [less ▲]

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See detailSigismondo D’India et ses mondes. Un compositeur italien d’avant-garde
Morales, Jorge ULg

Book published by Classiques Garnier (in press)

Cet ouvrage analyse le parcours artistique d’un compositeur majeur de l’époque de Monteverdi, Sigismondo D’India (c. 1582-c. 1629), depuis l’Italie méridionale de ses origines jusqu’à son séjour à Rome et ... [more ▼]

Cet ouvrage analyse le parcours artistique d’un compositeur majeur de l’époque de Monteverdi, Sigismondo D’India (c. 1582-c. 1629), depuis l’Italie méridionale de ses origines jusqu’à son séjour à Rome et à Modène, où le musicien acheva son existence. En étudiant les villes, les cours, les princes protecteurs, les dédicataires et les lieux destinés à la musique, chacune des parties suit une étape de la carrière de D’India et redonne vie aux mondes de ce compositeur italien d’avant-garde. Apparaissent alors les thématiques du voyage, de la circularité et du croisement, lesquelles permettent de penser l’histoire de la musique comme une histoire à la fois des pratiques culturelles et de l’expérience musicale. [less ▲]

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Morales, Jorge ULg

in Dizionario enciclopedico dei pensatori e dei teologi di Sicilia : secc. 17 (in press)

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See detailMusic and the Identity Process : the National Churches in Rome in the Early Modern Period
Corswarem, Emilie ULg; Berti, Michela; Morales, Jorge ULg

Book published by Brepols (in press)

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See detailMusique et culture à Rome et dans l’Italie méridionale entre Renaissance et Baroque
Morales, Jorge ULg

in Le jardin de musique (in press), X

Alfred Einstein soulignait en 1949 qu’« à Naples comme à Palerme, le baroque le plus extravagant fleurissait à l’église, à la cour et dans la musique ». En effet, la culture de la Méditerranée – ... [more ▼]

Alfred Einstein soulignait en 1949 qu’« à Naples comme à Palerme, le baroque le plus extravagant fleurissait à l’église, à la cour et dans la musique ». En effet, la culture de la Méditerranée – immémorial carrefour de nombreuses civilisations – a donné naissance à un monde musical riche et singulier dans la période qui court de la fin de la Renaissance au début du Baroque et sur lequel il reste beaucoup à découvrir. Il en est de même pour Rome : la richesse de l’activité musicale s’y présentait sous les formes les plus éclectiques. La Ville Eternelle était alors en effet la cour la plus importante de la Péninsule, foyer culturel majeur et porte de l’Italie méridionale. Nous pouvons constater un récent regain d’intérêt pour la recherche archivistique et historique qui a permis, à travers de nombreux travaux et colloques, de jeter un regard neuf sur le milieu musical et culturel romain et méditerranéen de cette époque (musique vocale profane et sacrée, musique instrumentale, théâtre, institutions musicales, etc.). Ces travaux jettent les fondements d’une recherche qui ne demande qu’à être approfondie. [less ▲]

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