Paolo Rossi Castelli

Journalist since 1983, Paolo has been dealing with scientific divulgation for years, especially in the fields of medicine and biology. He is the creator of Sportello Cancro, the site created by on oncology in collaboration with the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. He collaborated with the pages of the Science of Corriere della Sera for several years. He is the founder and director of PRC-Comunicare la scienza.

Blog Post by Paolo Rossi Castelli

Paolo Rossi Castelli 24 November 2022 17 min

A Wikipedia of the most resistant bacteria

The University of Denmark has created a large database accessible to all, containing information on micro-organisms that don’t respond to antibiotics.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 18 November 2022 16 min

Clouds of electricity? Another surprising discovery about bees.

Insects produce tiny electrostatic charges which, in large swarms, create a collective electric field that is much stronger than previously thought.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 10 November 2022 16 min

More autoimmune diseases due to Black Death

The scientific journal Nature publishes a study showing that the Black Death made our immune system more prone to developing autoimmune diseases.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 3 November 2022 18 min

Stem cells in the uterus to fight spina bifida

Extraordinary operations in California on pregnant women to correct a serious abnormality of the spine in babies in the womb with stem cells.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 27 October 2022 19 min

Do fungal infections help tumours develop?

Two recently studies relaunch the possible relationship between fungal microorganisms in the body and the advancement of tumors and metastases.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 20 October 2022 18 min

Brain stimulation to fight obsessive disorders

A study carried out by US researchers shows that brain stimulation can reduce the symptoms of the most severe forms of obsessive disorders.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 13 October 2022 16 min

Nanodiamonds to deliver drugs into the skin

Nanodiamonds to deliver drugs transdermally and visualise their whereabouts in real time with a particular laser.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 6 October 2022 17 min

Children’s mental health: listening robots are on the way

Nao it's the name of a robot to assess the mental wellbeing of young people. The absence of human interlocutor encourages children to talk more sincerelys.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 29 September 2022 15 min

Cyborg-beetles from Japan

Part-insect and part-robot, they can be used to carry out reconnaissance in inaccessible and dangers areas. They are powered by mini-photovoltaic panels.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 22 September 2022 17 min

Doppelgangers don’t just look alike

Doppelgangers not only share a common appearance, but also certain genetic variants that influence other biological parameters and behaviour.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 15 September 2022 19 min

Psychedelic drugs against alcohol abuse

The use of psilocybin (similar to LSD) under medical supervision, combined with psychotherapy, reduced alcohol abuse by 83%.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 8 September 2022 19 min

A new monoclonal antibody to fight malaria

A monoclonal antibody has been developed that is easy to administer and very effective in preventing malaria. Find out more in this blog article.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 1 September 2022 19 min

Serotonin and depression: are they linked?

A large review study published on Molecular Psychiatry, downplays the link between serotonin and depression. Will treatments also have to be revised?
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 25 August 2022 18 min

An innovative pain therapy is on the way

A new technique to erase pain: nerve cooling. A thin strip inserted around the nerves, radically lowers the temperature and curbs painful stimuli.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 4 August 2022 19 min

From pig to man, is xenotransplantation on the way?

In the coming months the US FDA will decide whether to allow the large-scale experimental transplantation of pig hearts that are genetically modified.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 28 July 2022 19 min

Carbon monoxide foam as a cure for the intestine

A new alternative therapy appears to treat the intestine. It is a drug based on molecular cuisine techniques that reduces intestinal inflammation.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 21 July 2022 6 min

Life on Mars: new studies on microorganisms in the Canadian Arctic

Identified life forms capable of surviving conditions probably similar to those of life on Mars. They breathe methane and feed only on inorganic material.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 14 July 2022 19 min

A uterus transplant: the technique works

Ten years after the first operation, also followed by IVF, Swedish doctors have seen positive results. However, some ethical issues remain.
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