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Why nitrites are both good and bad for us and what turned the sky red last October – Reading in the news Tues 8 May

Release Date 08 May 2018

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Processed meats: Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) featured on London Live on a programme called The Truth about Meat - he explained about why nitrites are used in foods but also why they increase the risk for cancer.

October red sky: Heart Berkshire covered the news that scientists at the University of Reading have discovered what caused the sky in the UK to turn red last October. Read our news story here.

Climate graphics: Prof Ed Hawkins (Met) spoke to the Climate Scientists podcast about his path into climate science, his success with the spirograph, and how he looking to move climate graphics away from rainbow colours.

Childhood anxiety: Coverage in the Psychologist of a keynote speech from Prof Cathy Creswell (Psychology) at the British Psychological Society's annual conference last week.

Sports Hall of Fame: GetReading ran a story on the University's new Sports Hall of Fame, which was unveiled on the 28th April and celebrates the achievements of some of the University's most successful sports men and women graduates. Read our news story here.


Other coverage:

  • A repeat of Rip Off Britain: Food featuring Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou (Food) on why decaffeinated drinks are not 100% caffeine free aired on BBC 1 on Bank Holiday Monday.
  • An article in The Irish Examiner, The Belfast Telegraph and looks at the topic of parabens used in make-up, referencing a study by the University of Reading from 2004.
  • A new study has found that people become more prone to distraction with age - Dr Michiko Sakaki is listed as one of the co-authors of the study, which was led by the University of Southern California. The news is covered on EurekAlert! And Scienmag.
  • The Breeze reports on record temperatures recorded on Whiteknights Campus for the May Day Bank Holiday yesterday.
  • Abigail Dubiniecki and Ardi Kolah (Henley) are mentioned in Digital Marketing Magazine as speakers in an upcoming ON24 GDPR webinar, where they will discuss what the new laws mean for the industry. Also covered by Marketing Industry News.
  • A Reading study is mentioned in this Medical News Bulletin article on the differing effects of fatty acids on cardiovascular health in post-menopausal women.
  • Reading graduate Didier Dogley has been appointed the new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine in the Seychelles. Travel News Asia, Travel and Hospitality, Travel Trade Journal, Mumbai News Network, The New Telegraph and Bright News report.
  • Historians from the University of Reading and University College London are seeking the views and stories of Falkirk women who were connected with the miners' strikes of 1984. Dr Natalie Thomlinson is quoted in this article for The Falkirk Herald.
  • Horizon Discovery, a company specialising in in gene editing and gene modulation technologies, has appointed Reading graduate Terry Pizzie as its CEO with immediate effect. The news is reported on various news sites across the US.
  • UK Tech News reports on the formation of the Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership, which Reading is involved in.
  • Mo Al-Mosaiwi's (Psychology) article for The Conversation on absolutist language and depression has been reproduced for Australia site
  • A HortiDaily article on the EDEN ISS research project in Antarctica (a project designed to help astronauts grow food in space and on other planets) lists some of the relevant upcoming training opportunities with the Agrifood Training Partnership, which is based at the University of Reading.
  • The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Women's Development Department, under the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. The objective of the MoU is to encourage and promote co-operation and collaboration between the UoRM and Women's Development Department in areas such as professional development, education, economy, health and well-being and safety and law. The Star reports.
  • The Star also features a story on the new Provost and CEO appointed at the University of Reading Malaysia.
  • Articles for The Seattle Times, and IAndroidLove profile former Reading academic Dr David Goodall. At the age of 104, Dr Goodall will be travelling to Switzerland this month to end his life after a lengthy battle with the Australian government over his right to choose to die.
  • A Swagger Magazine article on how to sleep better mentions a Reading study which found that people that sleep on their own tend to have a more restful sleep.
  • The origins of the Museum of English Rural Life, part of the University of Reading, are discussed in this Apollo Magazine feature on celebrating rural life.



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