March 2024

UNIC Health is actively engaged in a wide range of research activities, with many faculty members contributing to our understanding of various health-related challenges. The examples provided here represent just a sample of the comprehensive work being conducted. From identifying genetic disorders to publishing medical literature, and from participating in global health events to presenting at international congresses, UNIC’s research endeavours span a broad spectrum of medical sciences.

One ground-breaking study involved an international research consortium that identified a novel disorder of copper metabolism in Cypriot twins. This discovery opens new avenues for understanding genetic disorders and developing targeted treatments, showcasing UNIC Health’s commitment to pioneering research that has a global impact. More.

Further enriching the medical literature, faculty members of the Medical School have recently published two new books. These works contribute valuable insights into the medical community, reflecting the faculty’s expertise and ongoing commitment to education and research. More.

The Veterinary School at UNIC also made headlines by participating in the “Blastocystis under One Health” event in Singapore. This collaboration underscores the importance of a One Health approach, emphasizing the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health in addressing global health challenges. More.

A presentation at the World Congress of Infectious Diseases highlighted UNIC Health’s active role in the international research community. This participation brings attention to critical issues in infectious diseases and positions UNIC as a key player in the global effort to combat these threats. More.

Research on the effects of cannabis use on remitted schizophrenia patients revealed an increased risk of relapse, offering valuable insights for clinicians and patients alike. This study underlines the importance of careful management and monitoring in psychiatric care. More.

Lastly, a study advocating for the earlier introduction of allergenic foods in children to prevent food allergies provides a promising strategy for reducing the prevalence of these conditions. This research could lead to significant changes in paediatric dietary recommendations, impacting the lives of children worldwide. More.