Reading in the news - Wed 12 Jan
12 January 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by Yahoo!, Insider, and News Radio WBT on research about the common cold and Covid protection; by the Daily Mail on the UK's decrease in Covid cases, and by Express on the likelihood of the emergence of a 'deltacron' variant.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Washington Time, Today UK News, and India Times Post on receiving multiple vaccinations.
- Dr Alexander Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by Birmingham Live on the motivation for requiring a PCR to confirm positive results, and by Unherd on ending the requirement for PCR confirmation.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Independent (and in print) and Yahoo! on climate change's effect on bird migration.
- Professor Rowan Sutton (Meteorology) is quoted by Graaf-Reinet Advertiser and others on record-breaking extreme weather events.
- Professor Ian Givens (IFNH/Agriculture) is quoted by The Sun, Yahoo!, the Independent, The Times (and in print), GB News, Times Radio, LBC Radio, and XFM Radio London on mineral deficiencies from vegetarian and vegan diets, and Prof Givens spoke to BBC Radio 4’s PM Programme.
- Deccan Herald, Suryaa, and The Free Press Journal quotes Professor Givens on a study he co-authored that found eating millet could combat anemia and encourage better growth in children.
- Reading won the first of their University Challenge quarter-final clashes on Monday evening, as reported by The Sun, Daily Mail, and The Reading Chronicle, and Berkshire Live.
- Visiting Research Fellow Nigel Larkin (Biological Sciences) is quoted by News 18 and Sci News on co-leading the unearthing of Britain's largest Ichthyosaur.
- Professor Hella Eckardt (Archaeology), Dr Gabor Thomas (Archaeology) and Professor Martin Bell (Archaeology) are featured in Current Archeology (in print).
- Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire on their coffee club.
- Berkshire Live reports on the University's previous warning to students of the potentially 'triggering' nature of an Ancient Greek poem.
- Nanaimo News Now and Everything GB reports further coverage on Reading-led research which found human DNA can be recovered from the 'glue' headlice used to stick eggs to the hair of ancient mummies. Read our news story.
- Scholarships Positions reports on the University's Felix Scholarships for Indian students.
- Ribaj mentions architecture and design teachings at the University.
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