Today I open the blog mailbox, and what surprise! Professor Kim Anderson wrote me! Yes, it is true! What an honour! What a professionalism! What a generosity!
One of the main goals of this blog is to inform people about the latest news in wine research area. People need to know the state-of-the-art to be able to apply that knowledge in their works on the way to evolution and success. Ranking the papers according with the number of times that they were cited, is one of the ways to measure the impact of several studies in a specific area of research. I ordered the papers according with the number of times that they were cited in the period between January of 2015 and December of 2017. The results were obtained in a search performed in Web of Science Core Collection, the field tag used was “wine” and the results were filtered to list all Highly Cited in Field or Hot Papers in Field.
Most people heard about cisplatin (CSP) for the first time in the news, because it was the drug that helped Lance Armstrong (Tour de France winner) fight testicular cancer. Others heard about it because, unfortunately, someone close to them took or takes CSP. In fact, until the turn of the century, CPS was the most prescribed medicine, alone or combined with other compounds, in the world for cancer therapy.
Ah, red wine! I have met this fantastic product for the first time when I was a little boy. The wine typically drunk in my area is called “Lambrusco”. Red and sparkling, not really too much alcohol in it. Very unusual, as I realized after growing up and tasting so many other reds in Italy and around the world.
I decided to publish my blog on 22nd January because it is the day when the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the day of Saint Vicent of Zaragoza. Why Saint Vicent?
Believe me, your question is my question! Why does an assistant professor of histology decide to have a blog about Science and Wine?