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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.
Reducing cellular proliferation could help deplete HIV reservoir and lead to a functional cure

Reducing cellular proliferation could help deplete HIV reservoir and lead to a functional cure

FIND explores new diagnostic assays for confirmatory HCV diagnosis in community settings

FIND explores new diagnostic assays for confirmatory HCV diagnosis in community settings

Mechanisms that govern HIV latency differ in the gut and blood, finds study

Mechanisms that govern HIV latency differ in the gut and blood, finds study

New method to extend cell division and immortalization of avian-derived cells

New method to extend cell division and immortalization of avian-derived cells

Study provides new insight into norovirus outbreaks, may help guide efforts to develop vaccines

Study provides new insight into norovirus outbreaks, may help guide efforts to develop vaccines

TGen North collaborates with NARBHA Institute to advance human health

TGen North collaborates with NARBHA Institute to advance human health

Microgel powder reduces infection and promotes healing

Microgel powder reduces infection and promotes healing

NIH researchers shed light on causes of HBV-associated acute liver failure

NIH researchers shed light on causes of HBV-associated acute liver failure

New technology based on moths and magnets could help treat genetic diseases

New technology based on moths and magnets could help treat genetic diseases

Study shows new emerging role of osteopontin in HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma

Study shows new emerging role of osteopontin in HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma

Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria

Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria

Researchers discover possible path forward in preventing cancers tied to two viruses

Researchers discover possible path forward in preventing cancers tied to two viruses

FDA announces emergency use authorization of Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA announces emergency use authorization of Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Potential treatment for rare polio-like illness shows no signal of efficacy

Potential treatment for rare polio-like illness shows no signal of efficacy

Small populations of normal T cells could modify disease severity in patients with XLP1

Small populations of normal T cells could modify disease severity in patients with XLP1

Anopheles species may be important vectors driving spread of Mayaro virus in the U.S.

Anopheles species may be important vectors driving spread of Mayaro virus in the U.S.

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated, finds study

HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated, finds study