Reading in the news - Thu 3 Sep03 September 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in the Daily Mail about rising case numbers in the UK, by CNBC about a possible second wave of COVID-19 infections during winter, and in the New Scientist about workplaces. Dr Clarke also spoke to Sky News, talkRADIO, LBC News, BBC Radio London, and other local BBC local radio.
- New York Times quotes Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) about an at-home antibody test developed by a German company.
- Comments from Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) appear in the Medicine Maker about a Russian vaccine candidate that has been rapidly approved.
- Retail Gazette quotes Professor Adrian Palmer (Henley Business School) about the ‘eat out to help out’ scheme.
- Dr Anna Macready (Agriculture) spoke to Malta TV about shopping habits during the pandemic.
#WeAreTogether: Reading’s work to tackle the coronavirus crisis
- Pharmacy lecturer Gurinder Singh Purewal has worked with the Department of Health and Social Care to translate COVID-19 advice into Punjabi, reports Asian Image and the Bradford Telegraph and Argus (in print).
Novichok agents: Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) is quoted in a BBC News article explaining about Novichok nerve agents, after Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was confirmed by German authorities to have been poisoned using the same agent previously used in Salisbury in 2018. Prof Stephen’s comments were also used by the Reuters news agency and were included in articles in the Daily Mail, Independent, New York Times, Al Jazeera magazine, Yahoo! News; and in the Canberra Times and other antipodean local titles. Read expert comment from Profs Stephens and Laurence Harwood (Chemistry) here.
International outlook of Higher Education: The PIE News carry an article written by Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Paul Inman about the continued importance of international engagement for UK universities, as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are published. Read our news story about the latest rankings here.
- Mail Online, Yahoo! News, Reading Chronicle and other local titles report on a mobile computer game developed to help with anxiety which has received medical backing. The game was created in partnership with the UoR Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Clinic.
- Professor Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics and IR) is quoted on the BBC News site about the European migrant “crisis” in 2015.
- Two EIT Food-funded projects carried out at Reading are reported: HortiDaily covers a new project aiming to create ways to grow fruit that can be used in baby food that’s free from any residues, and New Food Magazine reports on several projects including ‘See and Eat’, which is helping parents to introduce fruit and veg into children’s diets.
- A new study that suggests that bilingualism may lead to better brain structures as children develop is reported in Medicalxpress, NewsWise, News Medical Australia and Infowars. Read our news story here.
- An obituary in the Guardian for Reading alumnus and former museum curator Don Steward mentions his study at Reading.
- Reading.co.uk reports that the Museum of English rural Life will reopen next week. Read our news story.
- The awarding of PhD supervisor of the year to Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy (Pharmacy) is also reported in Reading.co.uk.
- A new open access resource for cellular protein interactions created by University of Reading biologists is covered by Phys.org.