Category Archives: Event

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio

The world’s finest athletes will meet at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to try to win Olympic medals, thus testing their bodies to the limit.

Launching of UEFA EURO 2016 Football Championships

France will be hosting the UEFA EURO 2016 Football Championships from Friday 10 June to Sunday 10 July. During this competition, many parts of the players’ bodies will be severely tested.

Although the benefits of regular physical activity on physical and mental health have been demonstrated by many studies, what are the risks associated with excessive physical exercise? What methods would allow athletes to optimise their physical abilities? Do some activities promote addiction to sport? What are the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the motivation of athletes?

Brain Awareness Week 2016: 14–20 March

The 17th edition of Brain Awareness Week will take place from 14 to 20 March 2016, in 62 countries as well as France. During this week, the general public is invited to come and meet researchers in order to better understand the workings of the brain and to find out about advances in research.

Sunday 14 February 2016: Heart Day

As the cause of 17.5 million deaths in 2012, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide.[1] In France they are the second leading cause of mortality in men, and the leading cause in women.

Inserm rallies around COP21

La 21ème Conférence Internationale des parties de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP21/CMP11), s’est ouverte lundi 30 novembre, soulignant la volonté des gouvernements participants à lutter contre le changement climatique et ses conséquences. Dans ce contexte, l’Inserm souhaite sensibiliser professionnels et grand public aux impacts du changement climatique sur la santé et propose jusqu’au 11 décembre, des symposiums scientifiques, des conférences grand public et une exposition pédagogique.

World Championships in Athletics: D-7!

On Saturday 22 August 2015, the 15th World Championships in Athletics will be launched in Beijing.

Solar eclipse on 20 March: dangers for the retina

On Friday 20 March 2015, a partial eclipse of the sun will be visible in France between 9:00 and 12:00 am, depending on the place of observation. Why is looking directly at the sun dangerous and a cause of irreversible damage to the retina? Inserm researchers who are specialists at the Vision Institute (Inserm/CNRS/UPMC) can answer your questions.

Semaine du Cerveau 2015 (Brain Awareness Week 2015): 16–22 March

The 16th edition of Brain Awareness Week will take place in France and in 62 countries around the world from 16 to 22 March 2015. Throughout this week, members of the public can meet researchers from Inserm to gain a better understanding of the brain and learn about the latest research developments in this area.

FameLab: the scientific communication competition returns to France !

For the second consecutive year, FameLab, the international scientific communication competition organised by the British Council and its partners, is coming back to France !

Alim Louis Benabid receives the 2014 Lasker Award

The 2014 Lasker Award has just been won by Alim Louis Benabid, Director of Inserm Unit 318 “Preclinical Neurosciences” from 1988 to 2006, and winner of the 2008 Inserm Prix d’Honneur for his work on deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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