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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 study shows response to HIV vaccine in 6 weeks

New study shows response to HIV vaccine in 6 weeks

New study shows response to HIV vaccine in 6 weeks

New study shows response to HIV vaccine in 6 weeks

US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'

US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'

Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine

Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine

NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program

NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program

University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine

University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine

New CRISPR-Cas9 variant has potential to increase precision during gene therapy

New CRISPR-Cas9 variant has potential to increase precision during gene therapy

Infectious disease experts explain how to stay healthy during the flu season

Infectious disease experts explain how to stay healthy during the flu season

Duke Human Vaccine Institute participates in a large national effort to improve flu shots

Duke Human Vaccine Institute participates in a large national effort to improve flu shots

Novel immunotherapy combination could provide fresh hope for patients with cervical cancer

Novel immunotherapy combination could provide fresh hope for patients with cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina

UK government considers compulsory immunization for all school children

UK government considers compulsory immunization for all school children

Scientists discover T cell homing beacons for lungs

Scientists discover T cell homing beacons for lungs

WHO begins emergency vaccination campaign to slow measles outbreak in DR Congo

WHO begins emergency vaccination campaign to slow measles outbreak in DR Congo

Research reveals why viruses will need to be reclassified and its biotech impact

Research reveals why viruses will need to be reclassified and its biotech impact

Study provides new insights on how influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication

Study provides new insights on how influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

UCI researchers receive BRAIN Initiative grant to lead development of new brain mapping tool

UCI researchers receive BRAIN Initiative grant to lead development of new brain mapping tool

Texas Biomed scientists continue testing therapies and vaccines for Ebola virus

Texas Biomed scientists continue testing therapies and vaccines for Ebola virus

Dormant HIV reservoirs could be killed with RNA switch

Dormant HIV reservoirs could be killed with RNA switch