Physician Associates, a potential new treatment for dementia, and will the bitcoin bubble burst: Reading in the News - 15 December
Release Date 15 December 2017
Physician Associates: BBC South Today and BBC Berkshire (1 hr 8 mins in) have covered the first graduates from the Physician Associate programme. Samantha Bautista who graduated last Thursday and now works at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and Dr Simone Magee, course leader for the Physician Associate programme, were interviewed by BBC South, and Dr Magee also spoke to BBC Berkshire. Read about the graduation here.
Huntingdon’s treatment: Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy) has written a piece for The Conversation following the discovery of a new way to treat Huntingdon’s Disease. The treatment, Dr Lewis writes, could show promise for other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons’s.
Bitcoin futures: Further coverage in Finder of a blog written by Dr Nafis Alam (Henley Business School) for The Conversation on the launch of Bitcoin futures and the impact this could have on the value of Bitcoin.
- A paper in Nature reporting on findings from the Food4Me study, which revealed a number of predictors of obesity.
- A comment piece by Emeritus Professor Colin Gray (PIR) about nuclear weapons has been reproduced in Strategic Study India.
- The Irish Times includes a comment by Dr Mark Shanahan (PIR) on profession he would least want to do.
- Further coverage on Heart Berkshire of Dr Anne Latto who picked up a PhD from the FTT department during last week’s graduation ceremonies. Read our news story.
- Horti daily have covered appointments made by Agrimetrics, which works closely with the University of Reading.
- BBC Berkshire mentions that a team of former students from the University of Reading will be appearing on the Christmas University Challenge special edition.
- An article for BizCommunity lists the best stories from 2017, including the launch of the Henley Business School Africa podcast.