Virology

Virology is the study of viruses and virus-like agents: their structure, classification and evolution, their ways to infect and exploit cells for virus reproduction, the diseases they cause, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their use in research and therapy.
What is Virology?

Virology is the study of viruses and virus-like agents, including (but not limited to) their taxonomy, disease-producing properties, cultivation and genetics. It is often considered a part of microbiology or pathology. In the early years this discipline was dependent upon advances in the chemical and physical sciences, but viruses soon became tools for probing basic biochemical processes of cells.

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Berlin researchers are pursuing the development of passive vaccination

Berlin researchers are pursuing the development of passive vaccination

Researchers uncover a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus

Researchers uncover a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus

Scientists develop new tool for studying the biting behavior of mosquitoes

Scientists develop new tool for studying the biting behavior of mosquitoes

New national research and training hub at UW-Madison could transform medicine

New national research and training hub at UW-Madison could transform medicine

Novel sequencing method could be useful for COVID-19 research

Novel sequencing method could be useful for COVID-19 research

Ineffective immune responses may be responsible for COVID-19 mortality rates in men and the elderly

Ineffective immune responses may be responsible for COVID-19 mortality rates in men and the elderly

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences

Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences

Antiviral effects of honeysuckle decoction affected in SIDT1poly population

Antiviral effects of honeysuckle decoction affected in SIDT1poly population

Seroconversion marks recovery from COVID-19

Seroconversion marks recovery from COVID-19

Study highlights the importance of considering strain differences when designing therapies

Study highlights the importance of considering strain differences when designing therapies

New book gives overview of viruses and how they emerge to cause pandemics

New book gives overview of viruses and how they emerge to cause pandemics

Effective, simple, safe self-amplifying RNA vaccines

Effective, simple, safe self-amplifying RNA vaccines

Researchers are developing rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray to kill viruses

Researchers are developing rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray to kill viruses

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

Consortium compiles recommendations for measuring HIV reservoir size in cure-directed studies

Consortium compiles recommendations for measuring HIV reservoir size in cure-directed studies

Study: Small neutralizing antibody can block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells

Study: Small neutralizing antibody can block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells

Simulation platform teaches students the fundamentals of responses to pandemics

Simulation platform teaches students the fundamentals of responses to pandemics

COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects animals against SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects animals against SARS-CoV-2