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Massimo Caine

Founder and Director

About Massimo

Harnessing his dual expertise in molecular biology and digital communications, Massimo is a steadfast advocate for science, striving to weave it into the fabric of everyday life. As the founder and editor-in-chief of TheScienceBreaker, he is not just chasing a dream, but actively building a reality where society and science walk hand-in-hand. His aspiration is not one of distant admiration, but of close collaboration: empowering every individual with scientific understanding and fostering a collective enthusiasm for discovery. His vision is one of unity, where society acknowledges the integral role of science and technology in shaping our shared future.

Massimo is the editor of 345 Breaks:

Reversible Anticoagulants: Inspired by Nature, Designed for Safety

Upon biting, blood sucking insects inject an anti-coagulant to enjoy their meal. These anti-coagulants have inspired approved drug. Combining this concept with supramolecular chemistry, we developed a novel bi-functional drug. It shows strong in vivo effects and can be reversed with an 'antidote,' a sought-after trait in anti-coagulant treatments. This property extends to other therapies like immunotherapies, broadening its potential impact on diverse medical applications.

Jun 12, 2024 | 4 min read
Natural products might just be our best weapon against antibiotic resistance

Nature has always been an interesting source of chemical diversity for the search of molecules of therapeutic interest. Here we showed how large plant extract libraries can be transformed into a chemical library. This library could then be efficiently used to isolate molecules of unreported bioactivity to advance our knowledge on disease treatments.

Apr 3, 2024 | 3.5 min read
Take Them Outside: Cold Air Helps Croup Symptoms in Kids

Although for many years parents and paediatricians have noticed that cold fresh air helps improve children’s croup symptoms, there was no scientific data to support this. Now, a team in Geneva carried out a randomized clinical study that supports this claim; it shows that going outside in cold fresh air helps initially reduce the severity of croup symptoms in children. 

Jan 3, 2024 | 3.5 min read
Edible Microparticles: A Revolutionary Solution to Global Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency impacts millions globally. Directly adding it to foods is problematic due to its sensitivity to light and heat. We've created an edible microparticle ensuring safe vitamin A delivery. These microparticles are stable and offer high absorption rates, presenting a groundbreaking solution to combat vitamin A deficiency and degradation globally.

Oct 27, 2023 | 4 min read
How to make a kilonova: Finding a path for cosmic alchemy

Astronomers recently discovered a pair of stars circling each other (a binary star) that will eventually end its life in an explosion so powerful it creates gold. These explosions create large amounts of gold and other heavy metals but their formation has proven difficult to model. This discovery shows how double-stars hold the key for understanding how precious metals are made in the cosmos.  

Oct 25, 2023 | 3.5 min read
Surfing the Waves of Quantum Matter in Warm Classical Seas

Just as surfers ride the vast waves of the ocean, quasiparticles navigate the deep currents of low-temperature quantum physics, illuminating phenomena like superfluidity and superconductivity. Drawing inspiration from these quantum waves, we've charted a course in classical physics, unraveling the collective dance of particles as they interact within the two-dimensional seas of room temperature flows.

Oct 23, 2023 | 4 min read