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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. At the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Massimo works for BiOutils – an academic and laboratory-based platform for outreach in life sciences.

Massimo is the editor of 56 Breaks:

Studies of the bugs within: telling sickness from cure

Gut microbiota, the bacterial communities that live inside our bodies, more and more appear to be related to our well-being. A major challenge for modern medicine, especially in regard to the role of “our” bacterial communities, is telling apart what is a cause of a disease and what is an effect of how we treat it.

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 min read
For polar bears the cost of living is rising

A thorough field study performed in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, shows that polar bears are experiencing increased difficulty in keeping pace with global warming.

Mar 13, 2018 | 4 min read
Swimming Against the Flow

Is your train moving or the one outside of your window-train? A tiny fish like zebrafish would be able to tell the difference in the blink of a...fin!

Mar 8, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Gut microbes as a novel anti-aging intervention?

Want a long-lasting life? Research shows that there might be an interplay between the microbes in your gut (gut microbiota) and aging. Hence, the answer is: take care of your gut microbiota!

Mar 6, 2018 | 4 min read
Children Prefer the Real Thing to Pretending

Playing can be seen as the "gym" of life for children. Therefore we encourage them to pretend-play the real-life ahead of them. However, given the choice, wouldn't them jump head in into the real thing?

Mar 1, 2018 | 3 min read
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