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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 […]

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COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

A message From Reading UK At this difficult time, it is vital businesses can access timely advice and support to help them manage their way through the Coronavirus period. Reading UK is working in close partnership with Reading Borough Council to ensure businesses in Reading’s Business Improvement Districts and wider Reading economy receive all the […]

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One Reading Community Hub During Covid-19 Launch

One Reading Community Hub During Covid-19 Launch

THE One Reading Community Hub action line is now live – a place where people in need of help are connected with volunteers, organisations and services who can support them during the Covid-19 outbreak. If you are someone in very urgent need of help, then check the Government websites and the Council website for information […]

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Council Waives Concessionary Bus Fare Limitations for Elderly

Council Waives Concessionary Bus Fare Limitations for Elderly

Reading Borough Council has made the decision to waive time limitations on concessionary bus fares for elderly residents in Reading during the Coronavirus outbreak. The changes come into effect from tomorrow (Sat Mar 21st) It follows news that some supermarkets and shops are choosing to open early for the exclusive use of elderly or vulnerable […]