Covid-19: here is how SARS-CoV-2 breaks into cells. What can research do about it? More than a vaccine.
A simple overview of how viral infections occur, and the latest research findings about SARS-CoV-2. A target for a specific therapy might have been found!
Science has incredible power. In few centuries, thanks to scientific knowledge, we nearly doubled our lifespan, boosting the quality of life, and we learnt a lot about the nature of […]
What’s like to be a researcher? Well, if you watched “The Big Bang Theory”, you might have an idea, which becomes correct if you remove the fun part. No, just […]
In this article I would like to make some clarification about animal testing. Animal activists raise usually three issues to fight the use of animals in medical research: Animal testing […]
Fake news are the cancer of correct information, and they need to be fought. Both popular science and artificial intelligence can do a lot in this war.
Information and curiosities about vaccines. Real facts against anti-vaxxers plots
Thanks to the great improvements in genetics, including the completion of DNA sequencing and the recording of thousands of variations in the DNA sequence that can predispose to syndromes or […]
What’s a common action among Robert de Niro in “Casino”, Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct”, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad, and the […]
Whenever an innovation is brought to life, it is important that people who will use it are informed about it, to prevent misunderstanding and confusion. Since the 1990s, genetic modified […]
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 […]
Today I will tell you about a topic that is gaining relevance in the field of cancer diagnosis. As you have already heard thousand times, in order to cure a […]
Each living organism, including humans of course, store all the information in the DNA. In a non-technical way, we can define the DNA as the body’s instruction manual. We are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a question that spontaneously arises whenever we hear of someone dying of cancer. The discovery of antibiotics and the invention of vaccines drastically reduced the number of deaths due […]