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A virus is a microscopic infectious agent that can reproduce only inside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of organisms: from animals and plants, to bacteria and archaea. Since the initial discovery of tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898, more than 5,000 types of virus have been described in detail, although most types of virus remain undiscovered. Viruses are ubiquitous, as they are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth, and are the most abundant type of biological entity on the planet. The study of viruses is known as virology, and is a branch of microbiology.
Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS

Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS

Virus hydrophobicity could help in vaccine purification

Virus hydrophobicity could help in vaccine purification

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

New CDISC data standard assists in development of potential Ebola treatments

New CDISC data standard assists in development of potential Ebola treatments

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers develop new flexible glass for microscopic medical devices

Researchers develop new flexible glass for microscopic medical devices

PSU research shows how viruses can undergo major mutations without losing ability to infect

PSU research shows how viruses can undergo major mutations without losing ability to infect

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Penn researcher receives $16.3 million NIAID grant to develop long-sought-after HIV vaccine

Penn researcher receives $16.3 million NIAID grant to develop long-sought-after HIV vaccine

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Duke scientists use mathematical tools to track how microbial evolution unfolded

Duke scientists use mathematical tools to track how microbial evolution unfolded

Researchers estimate number of infants born in the U.S. with perinatal HIV infection

Researchers estimate number of infants born in the U.S. with perinatal HIV infection

Study finds 18% increase in HIV treatment success rates

Study finds 18% increase in HIV treatment success rates

Resurgent outbreak of avian influenza underscores need for control efforts at animal source

Resurgent outbreak of avian influenza underscores need for control efforts at animal source