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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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Estonians Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D

Even at the end of the summer season, one third of Estonians have too little vitamin D in their bodies. According to the doctoral thesis which Mart Kull defended at the University of Tartu’s Faculty of Medicine, this is most severe during the winter, when 73% of the Estonian population has less vitamin D than required and 8% suffers from complete vitamin deficiency. Continue reading

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