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Giacomo Rossetti

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About Giacomo

Giacomo is a budding molecular biologist who has developed his interest for Science during… his classical studies! The study of literature, art, greek and latin culture made him trust in the beauty of truth and he is convinced that Science has the most powerful means to seek it. But he thinks that this is not enough: it is essential to communicate Science and true information properly and make it accessible to everyone, giving everybody the possibility to be engaged in a meaningful debate. Giacomo joined TheScienceBreaker fascinated by the perspective of dealing with the work of other colleagues as well as of being regularly updated with scientific discoveries. His motto: “Science for knowledge”.

Giacomo is the editor of 5 Breaks:

The adjustable REM sleep in Fur Seals

Semiaquatic fur seals have little or no REM sleep when in water for 2 weeks. Upon coming back to the land-life they return to have normally about 80 min of REM sleep a day. Such a unique ability to turn REM sleep on and off leads us to better understand its biological role.

Oct 24, 2018 | 4.5 min read
Explore the best sugar factory: the fruit

The taste of a fruit is largely determined by its sugar composition. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for the accumulation of different sugars will enable us to select fruits to increase their consumption. A model of sugar metabolism allowed the identification of a candidate mechanism to explain the difference in sugar composition observed in commercial and wild peach fruits.

Aug 29, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Vaccine hope against a sexually transmitted disease: the answer to the burgeoning rise in a superbug

The current study highlights the effect of a meningococcal vaccine on gonorrhoea, a disease caused by a superbug that has evaded vaccine development for over 100 years.

Jul 3, 2018 | 3.5 min read
The ancient origin of some modern Asian populations revealed by ancient DNA

Studying ancient DNA can help us to travel backward in time to the origins of modern populations. A study on human remains from 8000 years ago sheds light on the ancient origin of modern Asian populations.

Apr 25, 2018 | 3 min read
Alzheimer’s: A New Approach to Treating an Old Disease

A study evidences the potential benefits of fisetin, a natural molecule found in strawberries, in fighting Alzheimer's disease.

Apr 3, 2018 | 3.5 min read