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Treating Parkinson's disease, football managers and air turbulence - Reading in the news Tue 11 Apr – University of Reading

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Treating Parkinson's disease, football managers and air turbulence - Reading in the news Tue 11 Apr

Release Date 11 April 2017


Treating Parkinson's disease: Dr Patrick Lewis (Pharmacy) provides expert comment on the discovery that brain cell therapy can help treat Parkinson's disease. BBC Online and The Independent cover the story. 

Football managers' performance: An article in The Telegraph on whether or not the club should keep its manager references the study by Prof Adrian Bell and colleagues from Henley Business School which found that data can be used to determine if a club should keep or fire its manager. 

150% increase in turbulence due to climate change: Further global coverage of Dr Paul Williams' (Met) research about the impact of climate change on flight turbulence in a range of titles including The Huffington Post, The Daily Star, AOL and Cosmopolitan UK. Read our news story here.

British housing crisis: Staggeringly high prices, which are preventing many Britons from buying a home, may only be corrected by a market crash, according to economists (Prof Geof Meen, Dr Alexander Mihailov and Yehui Wang) from the University of Reading. Bloomberg covers the news, which is also syndicated on The MP Report. 

Talent exodus: This article in HR Magazine explores the impact Brexit may have on companies in terms of losing foreign staff. Prof Nada Kakabadse (Henley Business School) is quoted.

Warm weather: Dr Rogger Brugge (Met) explains to GetReading that while the warm temperatures last weekend were unusually high for this time of year, they are not unprecedented.

Other coverage:

  • Insider Media covers the approval of the plans for the Health and Life Science Building. Read our story here.
  • Reading is referenced as taking part in a three-year research collaboration with Naturex, looking at ThinkBlue, a unique wild blueberry extract that delivers cognitive health benefits for the aged. Nutrition Insight, 4-traders and XEA report.
  • This article in The Isle of Mann Today covers the launch of a competition encouraging children to help bees and other important pollinators on the island. Research from Reading that shows the fall in honey bees in the UK is cited.




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