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The 19th edition of Brain Awareness Week, coordinated by the French Society for Neuroscience, will take place from 13 to 19 March 2017, in France and 62 other countries. During the many events, the general public is invited to come and meet the researchers in order to gain a better understanding of the workings of the brain and find out about advances in research.
Researchers from research organisations, including Inserm, neuroscience institutes and the teaching hospitals, are coming together to participate in 400 free events in 32 towns and cities in France.
“It is an opportunity for many researchers, physicians and students – all volunteers – to meet the public and let it share the advances in research and neuroscience, and to present the challenges and implications of these advances for our society,” says Jean-Antoine Girault, President of the French Society for Neuroscience.
Brain Awareness Week will open with an inaugural lecture given by Jean-Antoine Girault, President of the French Society for Neuroscience, titled “À la recherche des traces de la memoire dans le cerveau” (In search of traces of memory in the brain), Monday 13 March at 6:30 pm, at the Brain and Spine Institute, Paris.
See the programme for Brain Awareness Week at www.semaineducerveau.fr/2017 (http://semaineducerveau.fr/2017/France.php)
Inserm researchers remain strongly committed to advancing neuroscience research. Here are some examples of research done by Inserm on this theme, available at the Press Room :
The composition of gut microbiota can predict the efficacy and tolerance of immunotherapy in people with cancer
Sickle cell disease : remission of disease symptoms in the world’s first patient treated using gene therapy
Epstein-Barr virus and cancer: new tricks from an old dog
Addictive behaviours in adolescents