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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.
Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper

Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper

TINY cancer detection device shows promise as point-of-care detector of KSHV

TINY cancer detection device shows promise as point-of-care detector of KSHV

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

NIH launches clinical trial to test infusions of combination antibodies in people with HIV

NIH launches clinical trial to test infusions of combination antibodies in people with HIV

New type of fatty acid can slow down overreactive immune system

New type of fatty acid can slow down overreactive immune system

Rice seeds could hold key to preventing HIV infections

Rice seeds could hold key to preventing HIV infections

Emergex signs MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz for development of viral vaccines

Emergex signs MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz for development of viral vaccines

Researchers develop fast detection strategy to know type of virus acquired by patients

Researchers develop fast detection strategy to know type of virus acquired by patients

Scientists better understand influenza virus and how it spreads

Scientists better understand influenza virus and how it spreads

Detection of BFD virus in parrots in 8 new countries raises concerns for threatened species

Detection of BFD virus in parrots in 8 new countries raises concerns for threatened species

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

Investigational nasal influenza vaccine tested in children and teens

Investigational nasal influenza vaccine tested in children and teens

Promising gene therapy for 'day blind' sheep now safe for clinical trials in human patients

Promising gene therapy for 'day blind' sheep now safe for clinical trials in human patients

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Previously unknown virus acts as 'driver' for interstitial nephropathy

Previously unknown virus acts as 'driver' for interstitial nephropathy

Studies explore biological mechanisms that may explain HIV post-treatment controllers

Studies explore biological mechanisms that may explain HIV post-treatment controllers

African swine fever cases in Western Europe spark concern

African swine fever cases in Western Europe spark concern