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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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A Fifth of UK Pupils Missing Out On English Language Development As Home-schooling Continues

A Fifth of UK Pupils Missing Out On English Language Development As Home-schooling Continues

Children whose home languages are not English need more help with home-schooling as classrooms remain shut, say education experts. Researchers at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education have put forward a range of measures to support the parents and teachers of bilingual or multilingual children during school closures.  Around a fifth of pupils in […]

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Reading University Research Finds “The pursuit of happiness can end up leading to depression”

Reading University Research Finds “The pursuit of happiness can end up leading to depression”

Focusing too much on the need to enjoy experiences may be contributing to depressive symptoms according to a new study. The paper, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies suggests that placing too much value in feeling happy has the effect of reducing the ability to enjoy experiences. The team from the University of Reading […]

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Speaking More Than One Language Can Benefit Brain

Speaking More Than One Language Can Benefit Brain

Speaking More Than One Language Can Benefit Brain   Speaking more than one language can benefit brain connectivity but only if bilingualism is kept up, according to new research.  A paper published today in PNAS looked at the brains of healthy bilingual speakers with different levels of experience.   They found that the participants which […]