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Hector DeLuca to give Wisconsin Academy talk on vitamin D – May 12

Hector DeLuca, professor emeritus of biochemistry, will discuss the profound application of vitamin D in medicine, including new treatments in the areas of immunity and autoimmunity, at an upcoming talk hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters. The talk, titled “Vitamin D: A Pharmaceutical Fountain,” is set for Tuesday, May 12 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 221 State Street.

The talk is free to the public with advance registration.

DeLuca, a Wisconsin Academy Fellow, will share insight from a career devoted to the research of vitamin D and physiological events linked to the function of this vitamin. Among the most important research activities in his laboratory has been the synthesis of tissue-specific analogs of vitamin D for the treatment of diseases. DeLuca’s group has produced eight pharmaceuticals that are used for the treatment of diseases, including osteoporosis, vitamin D-resistant rickets, and bone diseases linked to kidney failure.

If you have any questions or want to modify your registration, please contact Aaron Fai at afai@wisconsinacademy.org or 608-263-1692 ext. 14.

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