Reading in the news - Tue 20 Oct20 October 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed on Sky News’ Daily Podcast and TalkRADIO about using lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19; on LBC about the Welsh short-term lockdown which has been syndicated across other radio stations, and BBC London about travel and COVID-19.
- Telegraph quotes Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) on a study about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus surviving on skin for many hours.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read our round-up
- BBC Essex spoke to Dr Jane Parker (Food) about her research that led to loss of taste and smell being a recognised COVID-19 symptom.
- Further reports on the University’s progress towards getting a testing centre set up on campus, in GetReading.
US Politics: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) writes for the Conversation about how the US President Donald Trump’s use of social media has affected politics.
- Daily Mail reports on families who have self-funded research into rare diseases, including work at the University of Reading into motor neurone disease Duchenne.
- Prof Glenn Gibson (Food) is quoted in a Nutra Ingredients article about probiotics and their potential use for children with Autism.
- British Dairying (in print) report on controlling Johne’s disease affecting cattle, and mentions UoR analysis of the issue.
- Farm Week (in print) report on a webinar on beef farming, funded by EIT Food, and run by the University of Reading.
- Research into healthier meat products that include plant-based ingredients, funded by EIT Food, is reported in the Beef Site and the Cattle Site.
- Your Life Choices republishes an article in the Conversation by PhD researcher Taibat Ibitoye (Food) on considerations for switching to a plant-based diet.
- Executive Fellow Campbell MacPherson (Henley Business School) writes in CEO Today about change management.
- Biz Community reports on a Henley Business School Africa student who has been awarded three journalism prizes.