Cancer therapies will be custom designed for individual patients using a combination of several drugs. In many cases, rather than curing the disease they will turn it into a chronic condition that allows the patient a good quality of life. For Tony Hunter, Joseph Schlessinger and Charles Sawyers, winners in the Biomedicine category in the seventh BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, this is the likeliest outcome of the new wave of advances in oncology.
“I am a tech freak, of course, but not to the extreme of many of the younger techies,” says Leonard Kleinrock, who boasts of having an automated home controlled from his smartphone – “The home entertainment system, the lighting, security, screens, the drapes…”
The Guggenheim Bilbao presents Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, an exhibition that looks back at the work of one of the most eminent figure in the art of our time, the unmistakable Jeff Koons. This chronological, coherent retrospective of Koons’s artistic output was organized by New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Centre National d’Art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition in Bilbao was made possible by the remarkable sponsorship of Fundación BBVA.
“Black holes are no more threatening to human life than jumping off a high cliff!” explains Roger Blandford, Director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University (United States). With these words, the expert in our Universe’s most energetic phenomena wishes to clear up what he describes as one of the most widespread misconceptions about black holes: the idea that they are “unusually threatening and somehow evil.” His mission is to set the record straight: “Black holes are good. From a cosmic perspective, they are agents of change responsible for powering the galactic ecosystem.”
The BBVA Foundation and Valencian Institute for Economic Research (Ivie) have presented the study Servicios públicos, diferencias territoriales e igualdad de oportunidades, led by Francisco Pérez, the Institute’s Research Director and Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia , and co-authored by Ivie economists Vicent Cucarella and Laura Hernández. The report analyzes spending on key public services (education, health and social protection) in Spain and its autonomous regions between 2002 and 2013 in order to provide objective data for input to social debate and policy decisions.