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Tuesday, October 10, 2017, is National “Dys” Day (dyslexia, dysphasia, dysorthographia, etc.)

The 11th edition of National “Dys” Day will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Created by the Fédération Française des DYS, it mobilizes parents who are members of associations together with professionals from across France. The various learning disabilities that begin with “dys”, and which are now better understood by the general public, affect around 6 million people in France [1](METTRE CHIFFRE). An event is held in Paris each year, attended by around 10,000 people. This year, it will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Université Paris 8.

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine

On Monday, October 2, three Americans, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the control of circadian rhythms.

9th IAS Conference on HIV

From July 23 to 26, 2017, the Ninth IAS Conference on HIV Science, of which Inserm is a partner, will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. For this edition, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has teamed up with ANRS, the autonomous agency of Inserm, to coordinate and fund research on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

The Imminent Return of Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

After 6 months of life in space as part of the Proxima mission, French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will land on Friday, June 2, 2017, in the middle of the afternoon (4:08 p.m. Paris time), aboard the Soyuz capsule which is expected to touch down in the Kazakhstani steppes.

Chocolate, a rich source of antioxydants

For children as well as adults, Easter is synonymous with chocolate. Known for its antioxydant qualities, among other things dark chocolate reduces the risk of diabetes and cell ageing. A good reason to make the most of it!

Moving to summer time: how does it impact our health?

During the last weekend in March we moved to summer time.

During the night of Saturday into Sunday, we put our clocks forward one hour.

Does this change in the hour, whose benefit lies mainly in energy savings, have an impact on our health? Does it disturb our biological clock and the quality of our sleep ?

13–19 March: Brain Awareness Week

La 19ème édition de la Semaine du Cerveau, coordonnée par la Société des Neurosciences, se déroulera du 13 au 19 mars 2018, en France et dans 62 autres pays. Lors des nombreuses manifestations, le grand public est invité à aller à la rencontre des chercheurs pour mieux comprendre le fonctionnement du cerveau et s’informer sur les dernières avancées de la recherche.

28 February 2017: International Rare Disease Day

The 28 February 2017 marks the 10th edition of World Rare Disease Day, with the slogan “Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard.” While there are 7,000 known rare diseases, 80% of them genetic in origin, new rare diseases are regularly discovered.

Yes, the time change has physiological effects

Dans la nuit de samedi 29 octobre à dimanche 30 octobre 2016, à A 3 heures il sera 2 heures. Ce changement d’heure n’est pas sans effets sur la physiologie humaine et sur la santé.
Lorsque, en avril 1784, Benjamin Franklin écrit dans le Journal de Paris qu’il suffirait d’avancer l’horaire du lever en hiver pour réduire la consommation de bougies et réduire la pollution, il avait raison. Lorsqu’il clame que le nouvel horaire serait difficile à vivre pendant deux ou trois jours seulement car « ce n’est que le premier pas qui coûte », il avait tort.
La littérature scientifique montre que le changement d’heure peut induire des troubles du sommeil, de la vigilance, des accidents de la route, des dépressions, des suicides, et des infarctus du myocarde.

A tailored sports training programme for people with paraplegia

Now that the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are over, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the Paralympic Games from 7 to 18 September. The participating athletes will be attempting to win Olympic medals, thus testing their bodies to the limit.

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