Study suggests Pfizer vaccine might be less effective in obese people

Data from a recent study suggests that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine might be less effective for people that are obese. Researchers in Italy have discovered that, as compared to healthy…

South Africa to invest $712Mn for commencing its mass vaccination drive

South Africa is nearing plans to inject $712 million to vaccinate 67% of its population as to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country as well as to…

Moderna to start testing vaccine which fights the South Africa strain

Renowned American biotech firm, Moderna, has reportedly announced that it is currently working with a number of government scientists in South Africa to study the efficacy of an experimental booster…

Harmony Gold to set up its first 10 MW solar power project

The company plans to generate its own electricity by harnessing the benefits of solar power South African gold mining company, Harmony Gold is nearing its plans of adding 30 MW…

Banking startup TymeBank raises $109M from UK & Philippines investors

South African banking startup, TymeBank, has reportedly announced that it has secured nearly R1.6 billion (~$109m) investment from new investors in Philippines and the UK. The firm announced this news…

Cartesian Therapeutics initiates Phase 2 Trial of multiple myeloma therapy

Driven by the need to develop an effective frontline cell therapy treatment for multiple myeloma, Cartesian Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in mRNA-engineered cell therapy, has announced the initiation…

Plant immune system riddle solved through latest research

Scientists have long been looking for an answer to one of the key questions about plant immune system – how do plants build resilience? Finally an international research team led…

Study looks at benefits of feminine brand name

Scientists have analyzed brand names, their gender inclination from the linguistic perspective and determined that feminine brand name have their benefits and could add to the success of the company.…

Tourists can be motivated to exhibit environment friendly behaviour

Scientists have shown through a new study in Frontiers in Communication that it is possible to nudge tourists around the world to exhibit and practice environmentally friendly behavior through subtle…

Rainy season in California late by a month than 60 years ago

Through a new study published by scientists in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters, it has been pointed out that California’s annual rainy season has been pushed back from November to December…