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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.
Study finds how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to disrupt the immune response

Study finds how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to disrupt the immune response

New gene therapy could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New gene therapy could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Distinctive "spike" proteins of SARS-CoV-2 also play a key role in the disease

Distinctive "spike" proteins of SARS-CoV-2 also play a key role in the disease

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

Study reveals SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can trigger long-term gene expression changes

Study reveals SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can trigger long-term gene expression changes

Study shows a possible link between pesticide exposure and increased COVID-19 susceptibility

Study shows a possible link between pesticide exposure and increased COVID-19 susceptibility

Low-dose administration of MERS DNA vaccine protects against COVID-19

Low-dose administration of MERS DNA vaccine protects against COVID-19

New AI model predicts targets for previously unmapped T cells against coronavirus

New AI model predicts targets for previously unmapped T cells against coronavirus

Natural molecule can effectively block the binding of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

Natural molecule can effectively block the binding of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 infection produces antibodies that can destroy infected cells

SARS-CoV-2 infection produces antibodies that can destroy infected cells

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells

Study offers new ways to think about the immune system

Study offers new ways to think about the immune system

Sampling environmental DNA and RNA could help determine the presence of pathogens

Sampling environmental DNA and RNA could help determine the presence of pathogens

Study finds raised levels of specific immune cells in asymptomatic people with COVID-19

Study finds raised levels of specific immune cells in asymptomatic people with COVID-19

Interferon-stimulating genes control SARS-CoV-2 replication

Interferon-stimulating genes control SARS-CoV-2 replication

Antibodies may not inhibit SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks

Antibodies may not inhibit SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks

Supercomputer simulations reveal the behavior of dominant G form SARS-CoV-2 strain

Supercomputer simulations reveal the behavior of dominant G form SARS-CoV-2 strain

Study reveals how some antibodies can effectively disable ebolaviruses

Study reveals how some antibodies can effectively disable ebolaviruses

Ebola virus protein changes shape by using human RNA

Ebola virus protein changes shape by using human RNA

Scientists characterize the genetic diversity of populations in the South Pacific

Scientists characterize the genetic diversity of populations in the South Pacific