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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.
Novel genetic biomarkers accurately predict SARS-CoV-2 infection, says study

Novel genetic biomarkers accurately predict SARS-CoV-2 infection, says study

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Horse hyperimmune antibody may be an efficient approach to combat SARS-CoV-2

Horse hyperimmune antibody may be an efficient approach to combat SARS-CoV-2

Viral diseases likely to contribute to neurodegeneration, says study

Viral diseases likely to contribute to neurodegeneration, says study

Junk DNA' plays a crucial role in early embryonic development in all mammals, study shows

Junk DNA' plays a crucial role in early embryonic development in all mammals, study shows

Scientists reveal the importance of circadian rhythm on the immune system

Scientists reveal the importance of circadian rhythm on the immune system

Metabolic restoration could provide natural protection against HIV

Metabolic restoration could provide natural protection against HIV

Study identifies highly potent monoclonal antibody against all SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study identifies highly potent monoclonal antibody against all SARS-CoV-2 variants

Pioneering gene therapy has long-lasting effects on children with deadly immune disorder

Pioneering gene therapy has long-lasting effects on children with deadly immune disorder

Infection with measles virus activates two different immune responses

Infection with measles virus activates two different immune responses

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Study details metabolic processes employed by SARS-CoV-2 to attack lung tissue

Study details metabolic processes employed by SARS-CoV-2 to attack lung tissue

Low antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 predicts increased mortality

Low antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 predicts increased mortality

Scientists identify novel nairovirus associated with acute febrile illness in Japan

Scientists identify novel nairovirus associated with acute febrile illness in Japan

Fully vaccinated people who had COVID-19 end up with larger number of memory B cells

Fully vaccinated people who had COVID-19 end up with larger number of memory B cells

High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in liver cells linked to hepatitis C virus resistance

High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in liver cells linked to hepatitis C virus resistance

Study finds a correlation between zika-induced neurological complications and Gas6 protein

Study finds a correlation between zika-induced neurological complications and Gas6 protein

Naturally occurring chemical compound could prevent the effects of the virus in bees

Naturally occurring chemical compound could prevent the effects of the virus in bees

Researchers identify new protein that may critically contribute to severe COVID-19

Researchers identify new protein that may critically contribute to severe COVID-19

Researchers identify host entry factor for Rift Valley fever virus

Researchers identify host entry factor for Rift Valley fever virus