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Arla The Llama Helping Covid-19 Drug Discovery

Arla The Llama Helping Covid-19 Drug Discovery

A University of Reading llama called Arla is helping scientists in the race to find treatments for Covid-19. Arla is part of a herd of llamas in Reading that have been providing very small antibodies which can be used in a clinical environment to understand how potential drugs might bind to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Arla […]

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Radar Developed By Reading University Makes Space Mission Shortlist

Radar Developed By Reading University Makes Space Mission Shortlist

A new radar on a satellite that would measure winds within clouds in order to better predict extreme weather has been shortlisted as a potential new space mission. WIVERN WIVERN (Wind Velocity Radar Nephoscope), being developed by a team led by the University of Reading, was one of four ideas selected by the European Space […]

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UAE Ambassador Visits University of Reading Rain Scientists

UAE Ambassador Visits University of Reading Rain Scientists

His Excellency Mansoor Abulhoul, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the UK, paid a visit to the University of Reading’s world-leading weather scientists this week (Tuesday 25 May).  The Ambassador visited the University’s Department of Meteorology to learn about innovative research into rain and cloud electricity – part of a major UAE-funded project to […]

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Universities Give South East Businesses Post-pandemic Boost

Universities Give South East Businesses Post-pandemic Boost

Businesses and charities in the South East will get £2.4bn of support from universities over the next five years, according to new research which shows how higher education is helping the UK economy recover after the pandemic. Universities in the region will also help businesses to deliver new jobs, create 1,750 innovative new businesses, provide […]

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No Link Between Milk And Increased Cholesterol

No Link Between Milk And Increased Cholesterol

Regular consumption of milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research. The Study A study published in the International Journal of Obesity looked at large population studies in nearly 2 million participants and found that people who regularly drank high amounts of milk had lower levels of both good and […]

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John Sykes Foundation & Reading University Join Up To Help People In Reading

John Sykes Foundation & Reading University Join Up To Help People In Reading

Reading town and its residents are set to benefit from £50,000 of new community projects as part of a new University of Reading local initiative. The John Sykes Foundation The Community Fund has been set up by the University, in partnership with the John Sykes Foundation. It will offer financial support to projects that benefit […]

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Children In The UK Are Being Held Back From Play Independently Outside Until Later Childhood

Children In The UK Are Being Held Back From Play Independently Outside Until Later Childhood

Children in the UK are being held back from play independently outside until later childhood, new research has found. The British Children’s Play Survey, conducted in April 2020 is the largest study of its kind. Researchers asked 1919 parents about the play of children aged 5 to 11. While parents said that on average they […]

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Samuel Beckett Collection Inspiring New Art And Literature

Samuel Beckett Collection Inspiring New Art And Literature

Life through the eyes of women and female oppression by society are explored in a newly-published collection of original fiction inspired by the University of Reading’s Samuel Beckett archives. Mouthpieces, consists of three texts by Irish novelist Eimear McBride that each portray female characters troubled by difficult events in their lives or by female stereotypes […]

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Reading University Art Students Highlight Environmental Threats

Reading University Art Students Highlight Environmental Threats

An interactive online art exhibition exploring the connection between people and the natural world is presenting work by University of Reading students to the world this year. The 15th Nature Created by Design exhibition, hosted by Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea, includes a digital recreation of an art gallery, allowing visitors to […]

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Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

A new community initiative set up by the University of Reading is encouraging local residents to chat directly with University staff and students over a cup of tea… if virtual for the time being. The new Cuppa Over… Community pilot scheme, aims to provide local residents with a chance to have their voices heard in […]

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