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Bacterial evolution, ancestry and birds: Reading in the news - Weds 23 Nov – University of Reading

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Bacterial evolution, ancestry and birds: Reading in the news - Weds 23 Nov

Release Date 23 November 2016

Media coverage

Here’s Wednesday’s summary of media coverage for the University of Reading.

War in Syria: Prof Rosa Freedman (Global Development) spoke live to Al-Jazeera about the role of the United Nations in the war in Syria.

Bacterial evolution: Dr Chris Venditti (Evolutionary Biology) collaborated on a study that found that the shape of bacteria does not influence how well they can move. Story covered at and Scienmag.

Ancestry: A new database launched by the University of Reading can trace your ancestors back into medieval warfare with a glimpse across the battlefields of Agincourt. Reported in the Reading Chronicle.

Birds: University of Reading research on birds is referenced in a letter at the Rutland Times.

Mobile networks: Henley Business School research on mobile phone network provider complaints is mentioned at Mobile Choice UK.

Dementia: KUIK Radio (USA) mentions research at Reading that says champagne can prevent the onset of dementia.

Event: Broadcaster and former MP Matthew Parris speaks to BBC Berkshire about 2016 politics, with mention of his visit to Henley Business School this evening.

Read yesterday’s news round-up


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