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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.
Vaginal ring used by most women for HIV prevention in open-label study

Vaginal ring used by most women for HIV prevention in open-label study

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

Connection to HIV treatment services helps gay, bisexual population to achieve viral suppression

Connection to HIV treatment services helps gay, bisexual population to achieve viral suppression

Researchers identify encephalitis as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

Researchers identify encephalitis as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

Facial microexpressions change your emotions, but how?

Facial microexpressions change your emotions, but how?

BIA Separations selected to support AveXis’ gene therapy pipeline

BIA Separations selected to support AveXis’ gene therapy pipeline

Scientists confirm HIV theory by sequencing 53-year old tissue

Scientists confirm HIV theory by sequencing 53-year old tissue

How genetic differences in Epstein-Barr virus strains alter the way it behaves

How genetic differences in Epstein-Barr virus strains alter the way it behaves

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Gut microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage, study finds

Gut microbiota protects from viral-induced neurologic damage, study finds

HIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system's wall of defense

HIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system's wall of defense

HIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairment

HIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairment

HIV persists in spinal fluid even after long-term treatment and is linked to cognitive deficits

HIV persists in spinal fluid even after long-term treatment and is linked to cognitive deficits

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment

Reprogramming cells to control HIV infection

Reprogramming cells to control HIV infection

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine