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A quadriplegic man regains partial use of his right hand by means of a brain implant

A patient paralysed in his hands and legs is able to use his hand through a device able to restore communication between the brain and muscles, bypassing the spinal cord. According to the French Press Association, a chip containing 96 electrodes, implanted in the patient’s brain, transmits the quadriplegic man’s thoughts to a computer that decodes them and sends commands to a sleeve that stimulates the muscles in the arm electrically.

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Sunday 17 April: World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia is a hereditary disease characterised by bleeding due to a deficiency of coagulation factors. Haemophilia A is the most widespread form, affecting one in every 5,000 boys born.

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Thursday 7 April 2016: World Health Day

Celebrated on 7 April next, World Health Day will be devoted to diabetes this year. The incidence of diabetes is growing rapidly worldwide, and more particularly in developing countries. In 2014, 9% of the adult population was diabetic.

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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.

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International Rare Disease Day: The patients’ voice

On the 9th International Rare Disease Day, which will be held on 29 February next, many events will be organised in over 80 countries to raise awareness among the general public, health professionals and politicians about the characteristics of these diseases, their impacts and the means to manage and treat them.

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Thursday 4 February 2016: World Cancer Day

Initiated by UICC (Union for International Cancer Control), World Cancer Day will take place on 4 February, to make the general public more aware of ways to prevent and manage the disease.

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The intestinal microbiota: a burgeoning research subject

Interest in the intestinal microbiota, or intestinal flora, has grown considerably in recent years. In 2015, over 4,500 scientific studies on the subject were published in PubMed.

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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.

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October 29th 2015: World Stroke Day

A Cerebrovascular Accident results from the interruption of blood flow to the brain. The deprivation of oxygen and essential nutrients causes brain cells to die, leading to permanent damage (speech or writing difficulty, memory problems, bodily paralysis to a greater or lesser extent), or even sudden death.

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Risque de cancer colorectal : la viande rouge en cause, le poisson protecteur

Alors que les viandes rouges viennent d’être classées “probablement cancérogènes” par le CIRC , des chercheurs de l’Inserm concluaient dès 2005 qu’en changeant de mode de vie, près de
70% des cancers colorectaux pourraient être évités dans les pays occidentaux.

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