New collaboration aims to boost vaccines manufacturing capability in South Africa

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Afrigen Biologics (PTY) Limited, the Biologicals and Vaccines Institute of Southern Africa (Biovac), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have signed a letter of intent to address the global imbalance of manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines. This letter […]

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This Is How Safe It Is to Go to the Gym Right Now

As COVID-19 cases begin to rise again in all 50 states and the CDC is now recommending even vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors in certain cases, we must beg the question: how safe is it to go to the gym right now, if you should go at all? We asked doctors, infectious disease experts, and aerosol experts how they assess […]

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How to handle the 'hybrid working headache'

Blissful as working from home has been for many, we’re now entering a new landscape that combines working patterns of the last year with pre-pandemic life. Some have no choice but to go back to the office on set days, while others are negotiating longer-term hybrid solutions. But hybrid working brings its own set of challenges psychologically. Readjusting to office […]

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Next generation automation lab achieves huge productivity gains

Eli Lilly and Company and their industry partners, including sample management specialists – Ziath, are speeding the discovery of new medicines through the fully automated Lilly Life Sciences Studio (L2S2) lab in San Diego, USA. Ziath Cube Reader ‘in action’ in Lilly Life Sciences Studio (L2S2) lab. Image Credit: Ziath Ltd L2S2 was set up as part of the Lilly […]

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Scientists uncover self-other moral bias at the conceptual level

Self–other bias can engender disagreement, misunderstanding, and conflict in real-world interactions. Moral perspectives are powerful in shaping thoughts and behaviors. Whether there is a self–other moral bias is poorly understood. A research team led by Dr. Rao Lilin from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated the self–other moral bias at the conceptual level and found […]

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