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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.
New genomic tools provide better understanding of the human immune system

New genomic tools provide better understanding of the human immune system

UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi's sarcoma

UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi's sarcoma

Research shows how Zika virus damages placenta to cause malformations in babies

Research shows how Zika virus damages placenta to cause malformations in babies

Scientists methodically identify genes related to blood feeding and non-biting mosquitoes

Scientists methodically identify genes related to blood feeding and non-biting mosquitoes

Study reveals key mechanism of how cancer metastasis happens

Study reveals key mechanism of how cancer metastasis happens

Flu may pass to others through exhaled breath, study shows

Flu may pass to others through exhaled breath, study shows

Flu can be spread without coughs and sneezes

Flu can be spread without coughs and sneezes

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Researchers reveal potential of multivalent antibodies for HIV prevention, treatment and cure

Researchers reveal potential of multivalent antibodies for HIV prevention, treatment and cure

New vaccine approach offers effective protection against tuberculosis

New vaccine approach offers effective protection against tuberculosis

Measles outbreak alarms public health officials

Measles outbreak alarms public health officials

New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon

New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon

Early influenza testing is critical to prevent serious complications

Early influenza testing is critical to prevent serious complications

Scientists find increased risk of HIV outbreaks in Ukraine due to war-related migration

Scientists find increased risk of HIV outbreaks in Ukraine due to war-related migration

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

The Virus That Causes Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease May Use Human Protein to Aid Infection

The Virus That Causes Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease May Use Human Protein to Aid Infection

Progression and regression rates of cervical lesions depend on patient's race, study shows

Progression and regression rates of cervical lesions depend on patient's race, study shows

Study reveals how dengue virus replicates without triggering the body's defenses

Study reveals how dengue virus replicates without triggering the body's defenses

New TSRI study uncovers workings of first potential treatment for Marburg virus

New TSRI study uncovers workings of first potential treatment for Marburg virus

Biomedical, Biophysical and Biological Applications of AFM

Biomedical, Biophysical and Biological Applications of AFM