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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.
Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Study findings could open new possibilities for treating cancer with adenovirus

Study findings could open new possibilities for treating cancer with adenovirus

High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA

High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA

GNA Biosolutions to display Pharos V8 Laser PCR instrument at Analytica trade fair

GNA Biosolutions to display Pharos V8 Laser PCR instrument at Analytica trade fair

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

New insight may allow researchers to design drugs that improve immune responses to vaccines

New insight may allow researchers to design drugs that improve immune responses to vaccines

Research reveals new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system

Research reveals new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination

MD Anderson research provides insight into memory T cell development and disease relapse

MD Anderson research provides insight into memory T cell development and disease relapse

New tool developed to protect women from HIV infection

New tool developed to protect women from HIV infection

Researchers develop new tool to protect against HIV infection

Researchers develop new tool to protect against HIV infection

Brief elevation of airborne particulate matter linked to respiratory infection in children

Brief elevation of airborne particulate matter linked to respiratory infection in children

Brief exposure to pollution-causing particles triggers lung infections in children

Brief exposure to pollution-causing particles triggers lung infections in children

HEV infections can be fatal and transmitted through blood products in immunosuppressed patients

HEV infections can be fatal and transmitted through blood products in immunosuppressed patients

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

Overestimation of Ebola virus mutation rates

Overestimation of Ebola virus mutation rates

Researchers show how highly contagious norovirus infection starts in mice

Researchers show how highly contagious norovirus infection starts in mice

Researchers get one step closer to creating peptide vaccine against atherosclerosis

Researchers get one step closer to creating peptide vaccine against atherosclerosis

Researchers develop new technique to study self-assembling virus shell

Researchers develop new technique to study self-assembling virus shell

Research reveals complexity of interactions between microbes that cause infections

Research reveals complexity of interactions between microbes that cause infections