Reading in the news - Wed 5 Jan
05 January 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by GB News on last night’s announcement that no new restrictions would be coming into force; by BBC Radio Berkshire on rising hospital admissions and the possibility of further restrictions, and again by BBC Radio Berkshire on the need for the Government to reveal how further restrictions will be decided. He was also quoted by Elle on Covid safety in gyms.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) was quoted by News 18, Head Topics, and Archyde on Omicron's ability to boost immunity in healthy people.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Professor Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) was interviewed by BBC 1's Countryfile Winter Diaries on his research on the effects that humans have on bird populations when feeding them.
- The Independent, Yahoo!, Brinkwire, Hero Mag, Ordo News, Knowridge, and Nature World News report on a study conducted by Yale, and involving Dr Kevin Hodges (Meteorology), that found more hurricanes were likely to shift further towards the poles and have a wider impact around the world.
- Farmers Weekly reports findings from the University's NMR 500 report, which focused on the improvements that can be made to udder health in dairy milk production.
- Researcher Iestyn Woolway's (Meteorology) co-written article for The Conversation on the loss of lake ice coverage was republished by Cottage Life.
- Dr Ella Gilbert's (Meteorology) article for The Conversation on the potential collapse of the Thwaites Glacier and resulting sea-level rise was quoted by Yahoo! and AOL.
- Professor Tom Oliver (Biological Sciences) was quoted by Strategic Risk on a project he led which found faults in the Government's approach to environmental risk management.
- India West quoted a statement from the University on the benefits of BoBBLE (Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment), a high-tech monsoon experiment, led by the University, designed to help accurately forecast Indian monsoons.
- Further coverage in The Express (and in print), The Daily Star (in print), TLS, GB News, and Brinkwire of the University's previous warning to students of the potentially 'triggering' nature of an Ancient Greek poem.
- Yahoo! mentioned Reading research that found probiotics benefitted cognitive function.
- A Reading graduate was quoted by The Times on their inspiration to start a sportswear company that incorporates infrared technology while studying at the University.
- Nation Cymru and the Indian Express report 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.
- Grow reported on a graduate's inspiration found at Reading to begin her own business venture in selling fresh farm milk.
- Professor Rodney Jones (English Language) was quoted by Food and Drink Technology on his research on an EIT-Food Funded Project, Health Claims Unpacked, which found health claim regulations could be failing to meet objectives.
- The University was mentioned by Artists and Illustrators (in print) during their coverage of an interview with previous Reading student and artist, Anthony Eyton.
- The Reading Chronicle reported on calls for a piece of land the University previously owned to be protected from future development.
- DMARGE reported on a University study that found leading a healthy lifestyle leads to higher levels of happiness.
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