Reading in the news - Fri 4 Dec04 December 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by BBC News Online on a volunteer project exploring if certain foods could potentially treat Covid symptoms; RND and LZ Online (Germany) on the Pfizer vaccine; and spoke to BBC Radio West Midlands about the priority list for vaccines.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by Newsweek on the possibility of side effects from Covid-19 vaccines; the Telegraph on the accuracy of mass testing; and BBC Radio Gloucester on the logistics of rolling out the Pfizer vaccine.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Russia Briefing on the Sputnik V vaccine.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- Wokingham Paper reports on mass testing of students beginning at Reading ahead of the Christmas holidays.
- Reading Chronicle reports on the latest figures published on the University’s Covid-19 dashboard.
- Planet Radio reports that South West Railway has been working with universities along its network, including Reading, to ensure students travelling home by train this Christmas can do so safely.
- Heart Radio Berkshire reports on Reading’s plans for the start of the spring term, including potentially staggered returns for students and more rapid testing.
Greenland ice sheet: More worldwide coverage of a study led by Reading meteorologists, showing Greenland’s ice sheet is approaching a melting tipping point beyond which it will not regrow, in The Express, Daily Hunt, Financial Express, Hindustan Times, The Pioneer, (India), TVP (Poland), and Finanz Nachrichten (Germany). Read our news story.
- Farming UK reports on a new project led by Professor Alistair Murdoch (Agriculture) that uses big data to boost crop yields. Read our news story.
- An article for The Conversation co-written by Dr David Rose (Agriculture), discussing the benefits and challenges around a technology revolution in farming, is republished by Genetic Literacy Project.
- USA Today, MSN News and Yahoo News quote Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences) on whether almonds have similar effects on the body to estrogen.
- Raspberry Pi Foundation previews its upcoming diversity and inclusion seminars, involving Dr Billy Wong (IoE) presenting on access to computing education.
- Jerusalem Post reports on Professor Ken Dark’s (Economics) discovery of a building that could have been Jesus’ childhood home, and how he hopes for more archaeological focus on cave churches.
- Downs Mail quotes a student who received an agriculture scholarship to study at Reading.
- Hotelier and Hospitality cite Reading research on abundance of hedgehogs in towns and cities in an article comparing rural and urban living.
- Reading.co.uk report on Reading research led by Professor Jeremy Spencer (Food and Nutritional Science) showing enzyme-enriched bread helps improve blood circulation. Read our news story. Professor Jeremy Spencer also appears in a repeated episode of The Food Hospital on London Live on how blueberries boost our circulation.