About Carlos Javier
Carlos has been in love with Nature ever since he can remember. He spent many days camping, snorkeling and otherwise exploring the tropical forests and seas of his native Puerto Rico. Adding passion to his love affair, he is now studying molecular phylogenetics, trying to uncover the intricate evolutionary processes that have shaped our DNA sequences. Knowing that communication is essential for any good romance, Carlos believes that the best way to communicate his love for Nature is by making the amazing world of research accessible to all.
Carlos Javier is the editor of 23 Breaks:
Will gene therapy save the banana?
Gene therapy is at the forefront of medical research, but...can it help us save a beloved fruit?May 3, 2018 | 4 min read
Finding Zika’s Achilles heel
Even viruses have their weak spots. In this study, Zika's one might have been identified, allowing further steps in the battle against this compromising disease for newborn babies.Feb 13, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Following the traces of fermentation
Many of our favorite flavors would not be as we know them without the precious contribution of an all-around master chef - yeast. The yeast acting in wine, beer, and bread has been thoroughly characterized, but what about...cacao and coffee?Jan 16, 2018 | 4 min read
A new promising therapy against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is an uncurable and debilitating disease. The use of therapeutical stem cells represents an innovative approach to contrast the neurodegeneration causing the disease.Jan 9, 2018 | 3.5 min read