A lack of quality sleep has consequences that go much further than just being tired the next day. If it persists over time, it is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and, even, cancer. In order to discuss all of these issues, world-renowned physicians and scientists, as well as technology and social stakeholders, met for the debate ‘Sleep: the Fourth Pillar of Health’.
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.