One in four people in the world have a psychiatric or neurological condition. The course Brain Health for Life. Preventing Brain-Related Disability, promoted by EIT Health and organized by Biocat, the ”la Caixa” Foundation and Institut Guttmann, raised awareness of the latest studies on brain health with some of the top researchers in the world.
The combination of new bioengineering techniques and developments in the field of medical technology is destined to radically change cancer diagnoses and treatment. Close to 200 researchers, technicians and investors from international and the BioRegion research centers, have participated in the Short Course Bioengineering and MedTech against Cancer, organized jointly by Medicen Paris Region and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), in conjunction with Biocat, the “la Caixa” Foundation and Meditecnologia, with the support of EIT Health and as part of a B-Debate.
It is now possible to predict which diseases will affect plants each year (and how they will defend themselves), to suggest which plant variety (of rice, for example) could be more resistant the following year. Global experts met at B·Debate to discuss the concept of pathogenesis in plants.
The scientific practices that are currently used meet important and diverse criticisms: having to pay for access to most publications, reproducibility issues and the scarce influence the general society has on decision-making and path-setting, among others. Researchers from around the world gathered at B·Debate to discuss the concept of open science.