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Why peace lilies could help your skin, and a prebiotic with your morning coffee could treat IBS: Reading in the News - 15 Oct – University of Reading

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Why peace lilies could help your skin, and a prebiotic with your morning coffee could treat IBS: Reading in the News - 15 Oct

Release Date 15 October 2018

House plant on a windowsill


Peace lilies: A new study conducted at the University of Reading about the effect of house plants on air quality notes that some plants including peace lily and ivy are particularly effective. The Telegraph, Independent, Yahoo! News, MSN News report, and Dr Tijana Blanusa (Ecology) is quoted.

Prebiotic benefit: An article for the Daily Mail looks at the benefits of a prebiotic developed at the University of Reading for treating IBS.

Gender Recognition Act: The Guardian (scroll down) and Yahoo! News carry a joint letter signed by Professors Rosa Freedman and Rosemary Auchmuty (Law) about the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act and calls for facilitated discussions on the Government proposals.


Other coverage


  • The Financial Times have published their 2018 Executive MBA ranking top 100 which includes the Henley Business School.
  • Professor Ellie Highwood (Met) appeared on BBC Humberside’s The Weather Show (approx. 48 mins in) to talk about the impact of climate change on summer heatwaves.
  • An obituary for former UoR lecturer Mary Midgley appears in the Guardian, and an obituary for Professor Miriam Griffin in the Jewish Chronicle notes one of her former students is Professor Emerita Tessa Rajek at UoR.
  • Pharmaceutical Journal carry an article written by Dr Ranjita Dhital (Pharmacy) about her work to harness arts in pharmacy practice to improve public health.
  • Dr Dina Rezk (History) is mentioned in an About Manchester article about a film festival about the Egyptian revolution.
  • The Wire have republished an article by Professor Keith Shine (Met) about limiting anthropogenic climate change which appeared in the Conversation.
  • Rachel Carrington, a UoR Agriculture graduate, has taken on the role of NFU East Anglia regional director, reports the East Anglican Daily Times.
  • Ahead of the Pride of Reading awards, GetReading report on two shortlisted candidates here and here for the Young Person of the Year award sponsored by the University of Reading.
  • GetReading cover news that a Whisky Festival held in the Great Hall at London Road campus is returning this year.











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