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Reading in the news - 12 April – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - 12 April

Release Date 12 April 2019

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An article for the Independent (£) (and in digital print edition) that looks at the use of alternative remedies to treat conditions, and notes a 2015 study conducted by Pharmacy academics that found more than one third of terminal cancer patients in Oxfordshire have used a herbal supplement.

Curiosity: Metro report on a recent study which found that curiosity activated the same area of the brain as hunger.

Student carer: A UoR student who helps to care for his younger brother has been recognised for his dedication by the John Sykes Foundation, reports Reading Chronicle (and in print).

Other Coverage

  • NewsToday report on a new study suggesting at a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease and quotes Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy).
  • An article for Times Higher Education about the work former UoR VC Sir David Bell is doing for civic life in Sunderland appears in print.
  • Woman’s Weekly cover questions about digestive health and include a quote from Prof Glenn Gibson (Food).
  • The second Pint of Science Reading which is taking place in May has released tickets for the events across the town, reports
  • A British Council-run programme funding partnerships between UK and Eastern European HEIs has been extended according to PIE News. The article notes that Henley Business School runs a “creative incubator” in partnership with partners in Georgia.
  • A homecoming gig by the Amazons will take place at UoR, reports Reading Chronicle.
  • The Pharmacist spoke to UoR pharmacy graduate Shikha Rishi about her work.


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