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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.
Researchers discover a key mechanism used by Zika virus to evade cell’s antiviral response

Researchers discover a key mechanism used by Zika virus to evade cell’s antiviral response

Researchers discover a gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection

Researchers discover a gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection

Researchers identify new potential drug target that may block SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify new potential drug target that may block SARS-CoV-2 infection

Synthetic antibody demonstrates Omicron detection along with all other variants of concern

Synthetic antibody demonstrates Omicron detection along with all other variants of concern

Understanding mosquitoes' mating game could help curb the spread of malaria

Understanding mosquitoes' mating game could help curb the spread of malaria

First molecular images of enzyme may help solve the mystery cause of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases

First molecular images of enzyme may help solve the mystery cause of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases

Research sheds new insights into development of lung macrophages in humans

Research sheds new insights into development of lung macrophages in humans

The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles

The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles

Study analyzes the impact of T cells from common cold coronaviruses against SARS-CoV-2 exposure

Study analyzes the impact of T cells from common cold coronaviruses against SARS-CoV-2 exposure

Researchers determine how key protein drives the defense system to fight viruses

Researchers determine how key protein drives the defense system to fight viruses

Omicron variant hampers the effectiveness of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies, study shows

Omicron variant hampers the effectiveness of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies, study shows

Experts introduce new gene therapy approach for muscle weakness

Experts introduce new gene therapy approach for muscle weakness

Novel delivery system for genome editing in vascular endothelial cells developed

Novel delivery system for genome editing in vascular endothelial cells developed

T cell responses likely to protect against Omicron, says research

T cell responses likely to protect against Omicron, says research

Research analyzes horizontal gene transfer between viruses and eukaryotes

Research analyzes horizontal gene transfer between viruses and eukaryotes

New high-quality assay can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening

New high-quality assay can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening

Researchers grow intestinal organoids to study why bats infected with viruses do not succumb to diseases

Researchers grow intestinal organoids to study why bats infected with viruses do not succumb to diseases

COVID-19 virus spreads through cell-to-cell transmission

COVID-19 virus spreads through cell-to-cell transmission

BioDock; Paving the Way for Sample Storage

BioDock; Paving the Way for Sample Storage

Study provides evidence of human to animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Study provides evidence of human to animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2