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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.
Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

Researchers identify potent antibody that protects against a wide range of viral variants

Researchers identify potent antibody that protects against a wide range of viral variants

Rare variants in the MX1 gene increase susceptibility to zoonotic H7N9 avian influenza

Rare variants in the MX1 gene increase susceptibility to zoonotic H7N9 avian influenza

Researchers discover how glycans act as gateways for SARS-CoV-2 entry

Researchers discover how glycans act as gateways for SARS-CoV-2 entry

Genomic surveillance is vital to achieve effective mitigation and containment of COVID-19

Genomic surveillance is vital to achieve effective mitigation and containment of COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody protects against delta variant

COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody protects against delta variant

Study assesses the effectiveness of T-cell immune response to different SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study assesses the effectiveness of T-cell immune response to different SARS-CoV-2 variants

New system solves 3D structures of RNA-only molecules with unprecedented speed and accuracy

New system solves 3D structures of RNA-only molecules with unprecedented speed and accuracy

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Pest attack order impacts plant's defenses and nutritional quality

Pest attack order impacts plant's defenses and nutritional quality

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

Understanding computational fluid dynamics can inform more effective design of drug delivery devices

New study could help design more effective vaccines against various COVID-19 variants

New study could help design more effective vaccines against various COVID-19 variants

Researchers identify virus-derived variations in human genomes

Researchers identify virus-derived variations in human genomes

New technique to hunt down mutations that cause cancer drug resistance

New technique to hunt down mutations that cause cancer drug resistance

Scientists show how lab-grown beating heart cells are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Scientists show how lab-grown beating heart cells are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study highlights novel approach for designing anti-viral drugs

Study highlights novel approach for designing anti-viral drugs

Researchers conduct molecular analysis of the 2021 Bundibugyo virus outbreak

Researchers conduct molecular analysis of the 2021 Bundibugyo virus outbreak

Researchers devise a new method for safer delivery of RNA drugs

Researchers devise a new method for safer delivery of RNA drugs

T cell-depleted macaques can mount potent memory responses against SARS-CoV-2

T cell-depleted macaques can mount potent memory responses against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers develop repository showcasing antibody activity on spike protein variants

Researchers develop repository showcasing antibody activity on spike protein variants