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.
Genetic information is encoded in our DNA, which is metaphorically known as an instruction manual. We do not yet understand many of these mechanisms but they are so important that alterations in the system can lead to numerous very serious problems . International experts gathered together to discuss some of the latest, most important advances in this field
Seniors have more illnesses than the rest of the population. And, furthermore, they often have chronic diseases that can be very incapacitating. In this context, bioengineering can offer many solutions in various areas, researchers from around the world met for a B·Debate session to debate the role of bioengineering in active ageing.
Every year, three and a half million women around the world die of cancer, six thousands of them in Catalonia. Some of these tumors are only found in women, like ovarian and cervical cancer. Researchers from around the world gathered at B·Debate to discuss the key factors of women's cancer.
According to the WHO, more than 1 billion people have some sort of disability. Evolving cities and emerging technology offer up new opportunities for integration, but also difficulties that are hard to identify and overcome. World experts gathered at B·Debate to promote scientific debate on the subject.
If natural selection is the basic mechanism behind evolution as proposed by Darwin, and if human beings are deeply immersed in what we call culture, the question is: are we still evolving? To answer this question, some of the best international experts on the topic met at B·Debate.
How works the relationship between the microbiome and the human body? How it can be regulated? Some of the top international experts in the area participated in this B·Debate to try to answer these questions.
Several top international experts in artificial intelligence met for a B·Debate session, an initiative of Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation, to discuss the benefits and risks of AI, specifically but not exclusively online and on social media.