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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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Thunder out of BBL finals after controversial Khawaja catch
The Sydney Thunder lost by six runs to be knocked out of the BBL finals after captain Usman Khawaja fell to a disputed catch.
Alcott survives tough challenge
The glorious career of wheelchair tennis legend Dylan Alcott will last at least another day after the veteran fought his way to victory against one of the emerging stars of the...
Barty takes another step, simple as that
The Australian favourite should be feeling the weight of a nation's expectations, but you wouldn't know it from another straight-sets win.
Alameddine family member stabbed in Goulburn Supermax prison
Talal Alameddine, 29, was treated for minor stab wounds and cuts after the brawl between two inmates on Sunday morning.
Barty too clever for young challenger, marches into quarter-finals
Ash Barty, the world No. 1 at the peak of her career, worked over rising star Amanda Anisimova in an intelligent display to advance to the quarter-finals.
Losing the plot all over the place
Predatory worms are the worst.
Melbourne City coach rues lack of international breaks
City no longer draw specialists, Victory and Sydney face off in “elevator game” and former heroes haunt their first clubs.
‘It's great news': Nadal's body passes the test, Shapovalov eliminates Zverev
Rafael Nadal has expressed strong confidence that his body, battle-tested after four Australian Open matches, will have no problem holding up and going the two-week distance of...
Further Omicron turbulence ahead for airline, travel stocks
Travel stocks and aviation groups are experiencing yet more setbacks as the Omicron wave delays WA's border reopening and the EU imposes travel restrictions on Australians.
‘Enjoy your flight home': Kyrgios, Kokkinakis shed light on locker room spat
The entertaining pair are through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and have a message for the No.1 seeds they knocked off on Friday.