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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 outlines the advantages of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses

Study outlines the advantages of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses

Study investigates the balance between effector B cells and memory response

Study investigates the balance between effector B cells and memory response

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

New treatment developed from plant virus could keep metastatic cancers at bay

New treatment developed from plant virus could keep metastatic cancers at bay

Jumpcode Genomics collaborates with TGen to investigate the genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2

Jumpcode Genomics collaborates with TGen to investigate the genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2

RIT scientists uncover new information about the way coronavirus attaches to human cells

RIT scientists uncover new information about the way coronavirus attaches to human cells

Research identifies an unnoticed site for priming of CD8+ T cells—the spleen

Research identifies an unnoticed site for priming of CD8+ T cells—the spleen

Loss of natural HIV control preceded by functional impairment of T cells

Loss of natural HIV control preceded by functional impairment of T cells

Pairing microscopy with AI to develop a rapid, accurate COVID-19 test

Pairing microscopy with AI to develop a rapid, accurate COVID-19 test

UAB researchers identify an unnoticed additional site for priming of "killer" T cells

UAB researchers identify an unnoticed additional site for priming of "killer" T cells

Viruses buried in marsupials' DNA may help protect against future infections

Viruses buried in marsupials' DNA may help protect against future infections

Advanced lab-on-a-chip optical biosensors offer rapid and efficient COVID-19 diagnosis

Advanced lab-on-a-chip optical biosensors offer rapid and efficient COVID-19 diagnosis

Stem cell transplantation leaves no scars in the DNA of transplanted cells

Stem cell transplantation leaves no scars in the DNA of transplanted cells

Study details replication and immune evasion of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant

Study details replication and immune evasion of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant

Study explores the efficiency of CasMINI, an engineered CRISPR-Cas system

Study explores the efficiency of CasMINI, an engineered CRISPR-Cas system

Researchers discover the role of a retrotransposon in horizontal memory transfer in roundworms

Researchers discover the role of a retrotransposon in horizontal memory transfer in roundworms

Researchers develop a new system for rapid, sensitive measurement of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers develop a new system for rapid, sensitive measurement of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response

Scientists develop lung organoids to imitate actual SARS-CoV-2 infection

Scientists develop lung organoids to imitate actual SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study reveals possibilities to disrupt dynamics and halt SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Study reveals possibilities to disrupt dynamics and halt SARS-CoV-2 transmission