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Reading in the news - Fri 17 Jan – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 17 Jan

Release Date 17 January 2020

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Attenborough on climate crisis: The leading item on the BBC Six o’clock News saw Dr Elisabeth Thompson (Met) interviewed about the climate crisis, as part of a piece covering comments by Sir David Attenborough.

Climate stripes: BBC News channel are covering climate change as part of a series, and used Prof Ed Hawkins’ climate stripes to show temperature increases in Scotland where they are broadcasting from today.

Physician Associates: Reading Chronicle report on a local GP that has improved access to mental health provision through employing a Physician Associate who trained at UoR. Read our news story here.

Other coverage

  • An article for Charity Comms looks at audience-centred design and a service to connect researchers and potential participants, and includes comments by a UoR researcher.
  • Dr Darius Widera (Pharmacy) is quoted in an article for Medicalxpress about new research into how cell inflammation. Read our news story here.
  • Medicalxpress report on research into bilingualism and a potential protective effect against multiple sclerosis. Read our news story here.
  • Further coverage of SureChoc, a reduced sugar chocolate which was developed with help from Food Sciences Prof Lisa Methven, in No Camels.
  • Dr Rachel Horton (Law) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about discrimination in the workplace, and taking time off with ‘hidden’ disabilities.


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