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Kyrillos Georgiadis

Kyrillos Georgiadis was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is currently studying for an Msc in Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London's Department of Surgery and Cancer. His research involves combining classical genetic research with metabolomics - the study of small metabolites within biological samples - in the investigation of cardiovascular disease. He has worked on the applications of metabolic genome wide association studies, and on the development of statistical methods of optimising nuclear magnetic resonance spectral analysis. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Science Association. Previously, he studied Biological Sciences at Imperial, specialising in Genetics, and spent a year working at King's College London. He is particularly interested in the development of novel medical research techniques, and their clinical applications.

BioNews News articles written by Kyrillos Georgiadis:
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'Win A Baby' competition on Canadian radio station condemned
12 September 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
A Canadian radio station has caused shock by announcing a competition in which contestants will compete for the chance to win a baby. The event is even being promoted by an advert featuring a baby holding up a sign saying 'Win me!'... [Read More]
The rise of the undead gene
30 August 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
A group of Irish scientists has discovered that a supposedly 'dead' pseudogene is, in fact, active. The gene, DHFRL1, was long thought to be inactive, however new research, published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests this is not the case... [Read More]
Australian sex-offender seeks access to IVF
11 July 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
An Australian man is seeking to overturn a ruling barring him and his partner from accessing IVF on the grounds of his previous conviction in 2003 for having sex with a 16-year-old student while he was employed as a teacher's aide.... [Read More]
Native American tribe uses DNA to settle casino dispute
27 June 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
The Chukchansi Indian tribe in California, USA, will this month vote on whether DNA testing should be used to determine who is entitled to tribe membership.... [Read More]
New fertility test kit for men developed
13 June 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
A new fertility test for men which can detect DNA damage in sperm has been developed in the UK. The test, called SpermComet, could save couples undergoing fertility treatment both time and money, since it will allow clinics to fast-track patients to the most appropriate treatment, say its developers...
'Octomum' doctor's medical licence revoked
6 June 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
The US fertility doctor who helped 'octomum' Nadya Suleman give birth to a total of 14 children through repeated IVF treatments, has had his licence revoked by the Medical Board of California.... [Read More]
NHS South West Essex resumes IVF funding
23 May 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
NHS South West Essex has reinstated funding for IVF seven months after suspending the service. The move comes after the PCT reduced running costs by £400,000 last year to financially break even... [Read More]
Scottish Conservatives promise to end IVF 'postcode lottery'
18 April 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
The Scottish Conservatives have revealed that one of their main priorities is improving access to fertility treatment on Scotland's NHS. The party plans to set up a five million fund to help patients seeking treatment should they be elected into power... [Read More]
Fertility clinic aimed at gay couples opens in UK
4 April 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
Britain's first 'gay-only' fertility centre has opened in Birmingham offering to help match potential parents with sperm or egg donors and surrogates.... [Read More]
Bury PCT reinstates funding for fertility treatment
28 March 2011 - by Kyrillos Georgiadis
Bury NHS trust in Greater Manchester has reinstated fertility treatment after suspending the service in September 2010 due to financial constraints.... [Read More]