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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.
Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections

Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections

IDSA calls for meaningful funding to control current Ebola outbreak

IDSA calls for meaningful funding to control current Ebola outbreak

Tanzania keeping Ebola under wraps

Tanzania keeping Ebola under wraps

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

Faster, cheaper, better: improved gene therapy tool production

Faster, cheaper, better: improved gene therapy tool production

Mutations in specific protein make dengue virus resistant to vaccines and therapeutics

Mutations in specific protein make dengue virus resistant to vaccines and therapeutics

Novel gene therapy for glycogen storage disease shows positive results

Novel gene therapy for glycogen storage disease shows positive results

Penn researchers develop novel vaccine to protect against genital herpes

Penn researchers develop novel vaccine to protect against genital herpes

Study shows a promising alternative for HIV prevention and treatment

Study shows a promising alternative for HIV prevention and treatment

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

Philippines declares return of Polio after 19 years

Philippines declares return of Polio after 19 years

Protein prevalent in older people interferes with bone healing

Protein prevalent in older people interferes with bone healing

BUSM researchers develop advanced protocol to improve gene therapy tool production

BUSM researchers develop advanced protocol to improve gene therapy tool production

Study uncovers new factor in the development of childhood lymphoma

Study uncovers new factor in the development of childhood lymphoma

The resurgence of gene therapy pioneer

The resurgence of gene therapy pioneer

Roswell Park moving three-pronged immunotherapy strategy forward with support from DoD grant

Roswell Park moving three-pronged immunotherapy strategy forward with support from DoD grant

Explosion at biofacility in Russia raises concerns over safety: Should we be worried?

Explosion at biofacility in Russia raises concerns over safety: Should we be worried?

Researchers receive $12 million grant to develop flu vaccine against many viral strains

Researchers receive $12 million grant to develop flu vaccine against many viral strains