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Massimo Caine

About Massimo

Massimo, molecular biologist, is constantly on a mission to inspire scientists and laypeople around him with his passion for science. During the time spent on the bench, he followed his natural all-around curiosity, investigating several topics from medical diseases to plant physiology. Head of TheScienceBreaker, Massimo proudly chases his naïve dream of an engaged society where scientists and citizens are facing together the upcoming challenges for human civilizations.

Massimo is the editor of 321 Breaks:

A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acids

The less you eat, the more weight you lose...is this always the case? New insights on the metabolism of branched-chain amino acids might shift this paradigm allowing more calories for a healthier diet.

Feb 22, 2018 | 3 min read
Did Homo naledi meet Homo sapiens in South Africa?

Wheather or not we are alone in the Universe, we probably haven't been alone on Earth for a long while. Homo naledi might have been more than a simple neighbor who shared our evolutive path.

Feb 8, 2018 | 4 min read
Lego blocks for precise gene editing

Gene editing, the molecular technique which allows DNA modifications, is evolving to an unprecedented precision. CRISPR-Cas9, the groundbreaking tool used in this context, is now more and more precise thanks to...lego blocks!

Feb 6, 2018 | 4 min read
A novel treatment for inherited blinding eye diseases

The innovative molecular technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 opens new landscapes for treating genetic disorders otherwise incurable.

Feb 1, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Short bursts of exercise improve brain function

Mens sana in corpore sano - this old latin way of saying correlates physical health (corpore sano) with mental activity (mens sana). But how can we cope with these guidelines in our hectic ways of living? Well, 10 minutes a day might be all that you need.

Jan 18, 2018 | 3 min read
Moby, can you hear me whale?

Capable of an outstanding panel of sounds, whales have developed an acute sense of hearing to take advantage of this fine way of communicating underwater. Looking backward, when whales were non-aquatic organisms, how this sense of hearing evolved?

Jan 11, 2018 | 3.5 min read