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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.
Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Breakthrough antibody treatment suppresses HIV without antivirals

Breakthrough antibody treatment suppresses HIV without antivirals

HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis

HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis

Bacteria use viruses for self-recognition, study reveals

Bacteria use viruses for self-recognition, study reveals

C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research

C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research

Researchers create new small molecules that may combat equine encephalitis viruses

Researchers create new small molecules that may combat equine encephalitis viruses

Researchers succeed in accelerating process of creating 3D images

Researchers succeed in accelerating process of creating 3D images

Coagulation factor VIIa prevents bleeds in hemophilia animal models

Coagulation factor VIIa prevents bleeds in hemophilia animal models

Researchers discover how liver cells protect against viral attacks

Researchers discover how liver cells protect against viral attacks

Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Researchers develop novel recombinant vaccine against Nipah virus

Researchers develop novel recombinant vaccine against Nipah virus

Key gene could decrease detrimental brain swelling after stroke

Key gene could decrease detrimental brain swelling after stroke

Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research

Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research

Research highlights the importance of seeking prompt medical advice following rabies exposure

Research highlights the importance of seeking prompt medical advice following rabies exposure

Arc Bio launches unique NGS-based metagenomics platform for pathogen detection

Arc Bio launches unique NGS-based metagenomics platform for pathogen detection

Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued — for now

Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued — for now

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation