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Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s: what is the connection?

Vitamin D is a fascinating molecule. In the body it is involved in a multitude of biological processes, and current research is constantly uncovering new associations between vitamin D deficiency and severe disease. The connection between vitamin D and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has been the subject of […]

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Vitamin D – a jack of all trades

A, B, C, D, E, K … these are the designations of vitamins that are considered essential for humans. They must be available in sufficient amounts in the body to sustain vital functions. One of these vitamins, vitamin D, has been in the limelight scientifically for several years. An adult needs around 20 µg of

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Anti-PLA2R: a serological marker for primary membranous nephropathy

The discovery of autoantibodies against the phospholipase A2 receptor 1 (PLA2R) is considered a milestone in nephrology research. They are the first described serological marker for primary membranous nephropathy. Their value in membranous nephropathy diagnostics is the subject of many recent publications. Primary and secondary membranous nephropathy: differential diagnosis essential Membranous nephropathy is the major cause of nephrotic syndrome in

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HPV, cervical cancer and the prevention

Probably, the cytological examination for cancer screening, the so called Pap test is one of the most frequently performed medical check-up tests at the gyneacologist in many countries, because cervical cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers affecting women worldwide. It is caused by the human papillomaviruses (HPV) and since this discovery, new diagnostic and screening methods have been

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Lyme neuroborreliosis – misleading symptoms

A fictional story … Diffuse complaints … Since weeks Lisa M. (36) feels exhausted, has aching legs and arms and has developed a fever. Initially, of course, she thought she had the flu. After a while she felt better. But now, the pain has come back: She has burning pain in her muscles and joints, especially

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