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Expedition 40 Soyuz Docks to Space Station
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Author(s): Viv Caruana,Michelle Barker,Leeds Metropolitan Uni

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Author(s): Stephen Chick, Serguei Netessine, INSEAD Professor

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FORMATIC Paris 2015 :  

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Titre : Phetout - Education nutritionnelle des patients

Auteur (s) : Elodie Duru, Chef de Projet, Aquitaine Science Transferts

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