Science at EUG2018

Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) and the European Project FOIE GRAS, coordinated by CNC, have been working closely with the organizing team of the European University Games 2018 in order to promote exercise practice and healthy living.


As part of this EUG2018-CNC partnership, the CNC researchers and the FOIE GRAS ESRs have written a series of chronicles that build upon the benefits of exercise practice on health. 

These chronicles result from the collaboration between the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) of the University of Coimbra, the European Advanced Training Network FOIE GRAS (, the Erasmus+ Program and the Academic Sports Federation University (FADU) in the scope of the European University Games Coimbra 2018.


These illustrated chronicles will be published in Portuguese at the local newspaper Diário de Coimbra and you can read here the English version on our website. 


The FOIE GRAS coordinator, Paulo Oliveira wrote the preface chronicle as an introduction to the series. Know more about the project here or here.


 The Inner Beauty of Being Active




The Tic-Tac of Exercise Practice

We all know that physical exercise can increase the strength of our muscles and that its practice promotes a healthier life, but researchers have already proven that exercise..
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Memory Run - About the cognitive benefits of exercise

Human evolution took place throughout a period of long centuries in which humans were hunter-gatherers and continuously performed intense physical activity. The human genes of..
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Exercise Practice and Brain Development

The development of the brain is a complex process that involves a sequence of events at molecular and cellular levels that are regulated both time and space-wise in a coordinated..
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Sports and Neurodegenerative Diseases

The incidence and prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and others, tends to increase as the average life..
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