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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.
UTMB researchers uncover new mechanism for designing dengue therapeutics

UTMB researchers uncover new mechanism for designing dengue therapeutics

UTHealth physicians study blood pressure drug's efficiency in improving COVID-19 outcomes

UTHealth physicians study blood pressure drug's efficiency in improving COVID-19 outcomes

Modeling research shows increase in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Modeling research shows increase in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers explore the reproduction of adenoviruses in cells

Researchers explore the reproduction of adenoviruses in cells

Analysis of nearly 300 new SARS-CoV-2 antibodies reveals a common feature

Analysis of nearly 300 new SARS-CoV-2 antibodies reveals a common feature

Researchers identify unique signature that may account for severe COVID-19

Researchers identify unique signature that may account for severe COVID-19

Single dose of flu drug can limit the spread of the illness within households

Single dose of flu drug can limit the spread of the illness within households

Study solves longstanding mysteries about frogs

Study solves longstanding mysteries about frogs

Researchers evaluate role of zinc in COVID-19 prevention

Researchers evaluate role of zinc in COVID-19 prevention

Common molecular feature in SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies discovered

Common molecular feature in SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies discovered

Human papilloma viruses may play a causal role in prostate cancer

Human papilloma viruses may play a causal role in prostate cancer

Scientists discover new antiviral drug against paramyxovirus

Scientists discover new antiviral drug against paramyxovirus

Altimmune reports positive results on intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Altimmune reports positive results on intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate

New mutation in common flu subtype helps evade immune response

New mutation in common flu subtype helps evade immune response

Study may provide a therapeutically safer strategy for gene editing

Study may provide a therapeutically safer strategy for gene editing

Structural analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein offers clues about the virus' evolution

Structural analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein offers clues about the virus' evolution

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic infection testing

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic infection testing

New device can help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

New device can help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers identify protective antibodies for rare, polio-like disease in children

Researchers identify protective antibodies for rare, polio-like disease in children

Study highlights the role of hematopoietic immune cells in gene regulation

Study highlights the role of hematopoietic immune cells in gene regulation