Chemistry of wine

Merry Christmas, everybody! This period of the year is really good for wine lovers. But which molecules are the ones responsible for wine aroma and flavor? It is estimated that more than 800 compounds are present in wine and partecipate in creating the texture that we love so much. Let’s start with basic composition: inContinue reading “Chemistry of wine”

Raising a bilingual child

I am living in a region where two languages are spoken. During the last months of pregnancy me and my partner talked a lot about the possibility of raising our child monolingual or bilingual. So, we read different books and several research papers. Here, I will cite the ones which were the most relevant forContinue reading “Raising a bilingual child”

A hope for Alzheimer patients

Researchers from the Fondazione EBRI “Rita Levi-Montalcini” just discovered a molecule that rejuvenates the brain and blocks the development of Alzheimer’s disease. At a very early stage of Alzheimer’s disease the brain stops to produce new neurons. This phenomenon is caused by the accumulation of toxic proteins, called A-beta oligomers. Scientists were able to neutralizeContinue reading “A hope for Alzheimer patients”