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Reading in the news - Thu 6 Aug – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Thu 6 Aug

Release Date 06 August 2020

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COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus outbreak

  • Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted in The Guardian (print also) for a piece on virus transmission in teenagers and young adults in the context of schools and universities re-opening.
  • Further coverage of a paper by Professor Uma Kambhampati (Economics) about women political leaders handling the pandemic better than male peers is reported in Forbes.

The world beneath our feet: PhD student Nerea Ferrando (Geography) has written a blog post for Earthwatch Europe looking at soil health and its impact on the environment.

Other coverage

  • The Jewish Tribune (print) reports on four year old Nadim Shamma-Sourgen, son of Dr Yasmine Shamma (English Literature), becoming one of the youngest ever published authors.
  • PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Met) is quoted in articles about record rainfall levels in Mumbai in Hindustan Times and East Coast Daily. Akshay also participated in a panel discussion on mid-monsoon review for The Weather Channel, which was live streamed on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Care Appointments has republished an article in the Conversation by Dr Mark Dallas (Pharmacy) about 10 factors linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Denbighshire Free Press (print) and Falmouth Packet (print) report on the news that Reading student Lauren David has joined the NFU for its Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme.
  • Farming UK reports on the closing deadline for the Sustainable Agriculture Bursary, which is open exclusively to agriculture undergraduates at the Royal Agricultural University and the University of Reading.
  • Reading's involvement in a study into the health benefits of blueberry polyphenols for middle aged adults is reported in Nutra Ingredients-USA.



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