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A Global Pandemic Can’t Stop UK Magician Noel Qualter From Fooling Las Vegas Legends Penn & Teller

A Global Pandemic Can’t Stop UK Magician Noel Qualter From Fooling Las Vegas Legends Penn & Teller

A British magician who saw his business vanish at the start of Covid has managed to fool the magic superstars Penn & Teller on their hit TV show in America – and he did it from the comfort of his own home. “Fooling my magic idols was a dream come true after a year that […]

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The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

The Earl of Wessex Visits Reading Scientists Fighting COVID-19

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex met coronavirus-focused scientists when he visited the University of Reading today (Friday 4 December). The Earl had a socially-distanced tour of the Health and Life Science Building, home to brand new teaching and research laboratories that have remained open to staff and students throughout the UK’s recent lockdown, […]

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COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

COVID-19 Testing Now Open To All University of Reading Students

All students and staff at the University of Reading can now get rapid COVID-19 testing, even if they don’t have symptoms, before the Christmas holiday. Working with NHS Test & Trace, the University has set up an on-campus rapid testing facility so that students who do not have COVID-19 symptoms can be tested before they […]

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Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

Reading University Scientist Volunteers To Boost Coronavirus Lab Tests

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading is helping NHS frontline staff get back to work safely by volunteering in a COVID-19 testing lab. Dr Susanne Herbst, a cell biologist, is volunteering at a containment level 3 laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, London, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab, where Susanne worked prior […]

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Reading University Graduates At The Forefront Of Tackling COVID-19

Reading University Graduates At The Forefront Of Tackling COVID-19

University of Reading graduates all over the world are using the skills and knowledge they developed at Reading to help beat COVID-19.  Reading graduates are producing scientific tests, treating hospital patients, attending Downing Street conferences, and helping communities in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our #WeAreTogether series, highlighting how the University […]

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Public Call To Help Reading University Scientists Improve COVID-19 Home Tests

Public Call To Help Reading University Scientists Improve COVID-19 Home Tests

Members of the public are being asked to support a University of Reading-wide research project to make sure that home antibody testing for COVID-19 will give accurate results. The new project, Improving COVID-19 testing, is led by biomedical technology researcher Dr Al Edwards with support from University of Reading experts in virology and communication design. […]

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Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Reading University Lab Kit Boosts UK Testing Capacity

Laboratory equipment for COVID-19 testing has been loaned by the University of Reading to help boost national capacity for testing NHS and social care workers. The University has provided three high-tech RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) machines to be used to test frontline health and care workers, to contribute to the second pillar of […]

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Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

Hospital Webcam Donation To Help Patients and Doctors During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 patients will be able to speak to their families more easily, and clinicians provide care safely, after the University of Reading gave 100 webcams to two hospitals. The University has given 50 high-resolution webcams each to both the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and Royal Brompton Hospital in west London, following an appeal for […]

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One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

ALMOST 150 vulnerable residents in the town have received vital food deliveries so far thanks to a team of volunteers who answered the Council’s call for a community response to the coronavirus crisis. Daily deliveries began on Friday last week to ensure those most in need are being looked after. Reading Voluntary Action – the […]

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Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Citizen scientists are being asked to join a mission to salvage British rainfall records dating back 200 years, in the biggest ever project of its type. Rainfall Rescue Project The Rainfall Rescue project, run by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading, is aiming to fill the huge gap in UK digital weather records […]