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Cold War Nuclear Tests Changed UK Rainfall

Cold War Nuclear Tests Changed UK Rainfall

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have changed rainfall patterns thousands of miles from the detonation sites, new research has revealed. Scientists at the University of Reading have researched how the electric charge released by radiation from the test detonations, carried out predominantly by the US and Soviet Union in the 1950s and […]

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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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COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Leave Climate Action Legacy

Coronavirus lockdown measures are showing how people can make longer-term changes to tackle climate change, University of Reading experts say. Social distancing and ‘stay at home’ rules have forced people globally to change their behaviour, with a massive impact on society and the economy. Yet some of these changes, such as home working, daily exercise, […]

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Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Car parks at the University of Reading are now available for NHS and Royal Berkshire Hospital staff to use, with immediate effect. Parking spaces at the University’s London Road and Whiteknights campuses, which usually require a permit or pay and display ticket, will now be open for free to those working within the NHS and […]

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Reading University Signs Up To Ethical Electronics

Reading University Signs Up To Ethical Electronics

The University of Reading has committed to the ethical and sustainable sourcing of electronics products on campus by signing up to Electronics Watch. Reading University Signs Up To Electronics Watch Electronics Watch is an independent organisation dedicated to protecting the rights of workers around the world involved in the supply of electronic items. It works […]

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Reading University Features In Stonewall Top 100 Employers

Reading University Features In Stonewall Top 100 Employers

The University of Reading has remained in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers, according to the 2020 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index published today.  The University placed 93 out of the 503 employers who submitted for assessment in this year’s index, with an improved score of 116.5. Nearly 54 educational institutions participated in this year’s assessment, with Reading […]

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Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Pre-school children could be helped to eat more vegetables with new online resources for nurseries and schools across Europe. The EIT Food Schools Network project is developing a set of resources and support for schools to address the issue that fewer than one in five children are getting enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Alan Parry […]

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Two Apples A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

Two Apples A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

Eating two apples a day has been shown to help keep cholesterol down and fight heart disease risk according to new research. In a paper published today (Monday 16 December) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yuzdeik7m67pzzy/nqz282.pdf?dl=0 during embargo; https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqz282 once embargo lifts], a team of scientists led by the University of Reading in collaboration […]

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Probiotics And Prebiotics Work Differently In Girls And Boys

Probiotics And Prebiotics Work Differently In Girls And Boys

Baby boy’s and girl’s immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology [full paper available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/rveh4jopdd6qo8x/fimmu-10-02705.pdf?dl=0] today (9 December 2019) suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought. The team from the Universities of Reading and Bristol found […]

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Shinfield Allotments Donated By University Of Reading

Shinfield Allotments  Donated By University Of Reading

Keen gardeners are set to benefit from new allotments after a site provided by the University of Reading was officially opened in Shinfield. The handover of the Deardon Allotments site was celebrated on Wednesday 23 October as University botanists gave residents expert advice on making the most of their allotments. Janis Pich, Director of Estates […]

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