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The latest strain of avian flu and price rises in the shops – Reading in the news Thurs 30 Aug – University of Reading

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The latest strain of avian flu and price rises in the shops – Reading in the news Thurs 30 Aug

Release Date 30 August 2018


Avian flu: The Telegraph writes that China has not shared the latest strain of avian flu, despite requests from UK experts wishing to examine the strain and develop a vaccine against it. The article contains comment from virologist Prof Ian Jones (Biomedical Sciences). The story is replicated on Yahoo News UK. 

Supermarket competition: Dr Steve Musson (Geography) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about price rises in shops, but predicted that many supermarkets will try to absorb the costs to remain competitive.

Ancient artefact discovery: The Scotsman covers the news that an ancient clan artefact, dating back 400 years, has been discovered on the Scottish island of Islay during the University's excavation at Dunyvaig Castle. Prof Steve Mithen (Archaeology) is quoted in one of the pieces, as is the Reading student who discovered the item. Reading our news story here.


Other coverage:

  • A joint study by Deutsche Telekom, Detecon and Henley Business School looking at the effects of digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work is featured on TelecomTV, Market Screener and Telecom Drive.
  • Reading student, Maddie Bunn, was involved in the creation and launch of a new nature guide for the Didcot Railway Centre whilst on a summer placement. The Oxford Mail reports.
  • BBC Radio Berkshire reports that the Target Ovarian Cancer Conference is being hosted by the University on Thursday 13 September.
  • Prof Yinshan Tang (Henley Business School) is speaking at a conference in Dorset aimed at boosting links between China and the local region. The Daily Echo covers the news. 



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