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Giacomo Rossetti

Senior Scientific Editor

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 10 Breaks:

Gut microbes transform the food and the drugs we ingest

We developed and tested a tool that can help researchers understand the role of gut microbes in the production of small molecules that play both helpful and harmful roles in shaping human biology.

Jan 30, 2020 | 3.5 min read
The 10,000-year evolution of pasta food revealed by its DNA

We have learned how the wheat crop has changed through time, thousands of years back to when it was a wild grass. Equipped with this new knowledge, wheat breeders are now able to identify genes useful for durum improvement and accelerate the development of new wheat cultivars with improved yields and health properties.

Oct 18, 2019 | 3 min read
Women’s birth canals are extremely variable in shape

We show that the shape of the birth canal varies among human populations, with important implications for obstetric practice in multi-ethnic societies. These differences reflect genetic variation among populations and ancient global migrations.

Jun 28, 2019 | 4 min read
A novel mechanism of metabolic regulation of blood pressure

The relationship between metabolism and hypertension should not be underestimated! There is a new way of treating hypertension caused by dietary salt: increasing the intake of a water-soluble small molecule called beta-hydroxybutyrate (βOHB).

Apr 23, 2019 | 3 min read
Silencing a quantum drum

Using a trick inspired by noise-cancellation headphones, we have been able to control the motion of a millimeter-sized drum at the “quantum level”, even though it is big enough to see with our bare eyes.

Feb 27, 2019 | 4 min read
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