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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 shows how antibodies fight Zika virus

Study shows how antibodies fight Zika virus

Study reveals new functions of ENDOU enzymes

Study reveals new functions of ENDOU enzymes

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

Genes inherited from parents are responsible for severe COVID-19

Genes inherited from parents are responsible for severe COVID-19

Study reveals new therapeutic targets on SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein

Study reveals new therapeutic targets on SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein

Longevity gene contributes to brain health during aging

Longevity gene contributes to brain health during aging

New gel electrophoresis method allows rapid diagnosis of biomarkers by mass spectrometry

New gel electrophoresis method allows rapid diagnosis of biomarkers by mass spectrometry

Genes could help determine the intensity of neutralizing antibodies to COVID-19 virus

Genes could help determine the intensity of neutralizing antibodies to COVID-19 virus

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

New hydrogel shrinks tumors in melanoma mice model

New hydrogel shrinks tumors in melanoma mice model

Study reveals a major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19

Study reveals a major genetic risk factor for severe COVID-19

Study suggests a way to improve immunotherapy by altering immune cells’ access to sugar

Study suggests a way to improve immunotherapy by altering immune cells’ access to sugar

Machine learning approach to identify drugs that could be repurposed to fight Covid-19

Machine learning approach to identify drugs that could be repurposed to fight Covid-19

Innovative system allows complete study of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spectrum by ultrasequencing

Innovative system allows complete study of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spectrum by ultrasequencing

Animal model yields important insights into T cell exhaustion

Animal model yields important insights into T cell exhaustion

New AI-based method produces new diversity of AAV capsids for optimized gene therapy

New AI-based method produces new diversity of AAV capsids for optimized gene therapy

Researchers identify protein sequences that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells

Researchers identify protein sequences that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells

Seasonal human coronavirus antibodies not associated with protection against SARS-CoV-2

Seasonal human coronavirus antibodies not associated with protection against SARS-CoV-2

New therapeutic approach to restore the effectiveness of immune cells

New therapeutic approach to restore the effectiveness of immune cells

Certain coronaviruses steal hosts’ genes to evade their immune system

Certain coronaviruses steal hosts’ genes to evade their immune system