The secrets of DNA (part 2)

In a previous post (this one) I described how DNA is structured and how is organized in the cell. I mentioned that some chromosome regions are accessible and others closed […]

A tour in South Holland and Utrecht region

In this post I want to describe my visit to South Holland, Utrecht region and Amsterdam during summer 2017, when I attended a one-week-course at Utrecht University. I strongly recommend […]

Come insorgono i tumori?

Ho già dedicato un post (qui, in inglese) per spiegare come e quanto siano diffusi i tumori. In questo post mi concentrerò invece su come i tumori insorgono. Sappiamo che […]

How does cancer arise?

I’ve already dedicated a post (here) to describe how frequent tumors are. In this post I will focus instead on how tumors arise. We know that viruses and bacteria are […]

The secrets of DNA (part 1)

What do we know about DNA? A lot, but not everything yet. I am a biologist and DNA has been my Polar Star during the last 10 years (moving from […]

Cancer statistics worldwide in 2018

In September 2018, the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) released the last version (currently) of the GLOBOCAN database, which contains estimates of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 […]

Living in Stockholm

I visited Stockholm for the first time in summer 2009. I was a tourist, travelling through Scandinavian countries by car with a couple of friends. I was amazed by Sweden’s […]