• Omicron variant spike protein shows significantly weaker membrane fusion activity than other variants

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    New research suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron spike protein requires significantly higher levels of ACE2 for efficient membrane fusion, lagging behind other variants.
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  • Study shows possible reverse zoonoses of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to animals

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study describes an instance of natural infection of SARS-CoV-2 in a puma during the first wave and three lions during the third wave in a private zoo in South Africa in at least three transmission events from their handlers.
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