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Dr. 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 14 Breaks:

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
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