Traveling in the time of COVID-19

Next week I should have attended the Food Integrity 2020 congress in London. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak I will not fly to the UK. I live in Italy and since the 10th of March, all Italy is considered “red zone”. Almost all flights from and to Italy has been cancelled. But how did thatContinue reading “Traveling in the time of COVID-19”

Women in STEM: Vakare

This is the second episode of my interviews with Women in STEM. Today my guest is my dear friend and amazing colleague Vakare Merkyte. Hi Vakare! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Ciao, Martina! Thank you for having me on your blog.I am 28 years old, 3rd year PhDContinue reading “Women in STEM: Vakare”

Antioxidants in red wine

Italians LOVE wine. Italy ranks first in the top 15 wine-producing and third in the top 15 wine-consuming countries. In 1995, Frankel and collaborators demonstrated that antioxidants and phenolic compounds present in wine contribute to keeping low the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). LDL is often called “bad cholesterol” and is the main responsible forContinue reading “Antioxidants in red wine”