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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 show how gut microbiome helps people resist cholera

Researchers show how gut microbiome helps people resist cholera

How upregulation of a single gene by SARs-CoV-2 can trigger cytokine storm

How upregulation of a single gene by SARs-CoV-2 can trigger cytokine storm

Researchers perform room-temperature X-ray measurements on SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Researchers perform room-temperature X-ray measurements on SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Also Contaminate The Environment

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Also Contaminate The Environment

Experts identify steps to expand, improve SARS-CoV-2 serology tests

Experts identify steps to expand, improve SARS-CoV-2 serology tests

University of Kentucky collaborates with Atomwise to explore potential COVID-19 therapies

University of Kentucky collaborates with Atomwise to explore potential COVID-19 therapies

Common bread fungus mutates its own DNA to fight virus-like infections

Common bread fungus mutates its own DNA to fight virus-like infections

Antibody and RNA testing can help track SARS-CoV-2 virus

Antibody and RNA testing can help track SARS-CoV-2 virus

Tongue microbes could help diagnose heart failure

Tongue microbes could help diagnose heart failure

White Paper: Separation and characterization of viruses and antibodies

White Paper: Separation and characterization of viruses and antibodies

Study shows how viruses steal genetic signals from hosts to expand their own genomes

Study shows how viruses steal genetic signals from hosts to expand their own genomes

Using cellular nanosponges to soak up SARS-CoV-2

Using cellular nanosponges to soak up SARS-CoV-2

‘Cultured meat’ will prevent zoonotic diseases such as that which may have  caused COVID-19

‘Cultured meat’ will prevent zoonotic diseases such as that which may have caused COVID-19

Study calls for more research on bacteriophages involved in plant health

Study calls for more research on bacteriophages involved in plant health

Study shows how viruses evade antiviral defenses

Study shows how viruses evade antiviral defenses

Researchers identify antibody cocktail with potential to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers identify antibody cocktail with potential to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 virus

COVID-19 Antibody Tests: How Reliable Are They?

COVID-19 Antibody Tests: How Reliable Are They?

Combination drugs for COVID-19 show promise in laboratory tests

Combination drugs for COVID-19 show promise in laboratory tests

Skeletal muscles help to keep the immune system functional in chronic diseases

Skeletal muscles help to keep the immune system functional in chronic diseases

BCG vaccine elicits trained immunity in humans

BCG vaccine elicits trained immunity in humans