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New rapid sexual infection test set to transform UK’s health

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 A new 30-minute rapid test for sexually transmitted infections which could mean a dramatic improvement in tackling drug resistant sexual health infections will be available this year. Researchers at St George’s, University of London say the new speedy test will mean that for the first time ever patients with common sexual [...]

New rapid sexual infection test set to transform UK’s health2017-09-04T12:36:30+00:00

A UNIC Story – Sotiris Demosthenous

He studied Biology at the University of North Carolina. In 2011, the University of Nicosia established the 1st Medical School in Cyprus. Sotiris saw an opportunity to follow his dream. In 2016, he graduated from the 4-year MBBS Medical Programme, offered by UNIC in partnership with St George's, University of London. He now works as [...]

A UNIC Story – Sotiris Demosthenous2017-08-21T12:17:03+00:00

Researchers find new genes link to arthritis in bone marrow lesions

July 18, 2017   Experts have found a new group of genes in tissue around the bone marrow from patients with arthritis. Researchers have found a pattern of genes which is characteristic of osteoarthritis and may be a step towards better treatments for this condition. Pain is a major problem for people worldwide and [...]

Researchers find new genes link to arthritis in bone marrow lesions2017-07-18T12:25:26+00:00

Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a primarily common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots

June 22, 2017 Dr Alexandros Heraclides, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School is the first author of the recently published research paper on the Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots for detecting genetic similarities between the two communities.  The host organisation for the study is [...]

Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a primarily common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots2017-06-23T05:41:00+00:00

Royal College of Surgeons of England extends agreement with Medical School

June 15, 2017 The University of Nicosia Medical School and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) recently signed an extension to their 2012 agreement in which the Medical School became an RCSE regional examination centre. The new agreement was signed in London by Medical School Executive Dean, Professor Andreas Charalambous and RCSE [...]

Royal College of Surgeons of England extends agreement with Medical School2017-06-29T12:50:15+00:00

Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer

Thursday, 08 June 2017 New research has confirmed that cannabinoids - the active chemicals in cannabis - are effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood [...]

Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer2017-06-08T06:08:48+00:00

Drug market blamed for problems treating sick children

Thursday, 25 May 2017 Antibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access, mostly because the drugs are less profitable for manufacturers to produce and market, say experts. Writing in a commentary in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, researchers including those at St George’s, University of London, say the [...]

Drug market blamed for problems treating sick children2017-05-25T13:27:03+00:00

IMEX meets in Cyprus

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 The University of Nicosia Medical School recently hosted the bi-annual meeting of the International Medical Educators eXchange programme, IMEX.  IMEX is an initiative between medical schools in Europe and Canada.  The aim is to provide an international orientation on medical education for senior faculty members of the medical schools involved: [...]

IMEX meets in Cyprus2017-05-24T07:04:32+00:00