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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.
Study may help develop multi-pronged HIV eradication strategies

Study may help develop multi-pronged HIV eradication strategies

Epstein-Barr virus reactivation likely to blame for long COVID symptoms

Epstein-Barr virus reactivation likely to blame for long COVID symptoms

New methodology assesses whole-genome sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 mutations

New methodology assesses whole-genome sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 mutations

New nanobodies could fight against SARS-CoV-2 variants

New nanobodies could fight against SARS-CoV-2 variants

New airway model boosts COVID-19 research

New airway model boosts COVID-19 research

Fluorescence microscopy and deep learning predict viral infections

Fluorescence microscopy and deep learning predict viral infections

Scientists explore the human gut to combat SARS-CoV-2 virus

Scientists explore the human gut to combat SARS-CoV-2 virus

A new treatment approach against SARS-CoV-2

A new treatment approach against SARS-CoV-2

AI model helps predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans

AI model helps predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans

Study sheds new light on the early stages of viral evolution

Study sheds new light on the early stages of viral evolution

SARS-CoV-2 virus does not spread on hospital surfaces

SARS-CoV-2 virus does not spread on hospital surfaces

COVID-19 spread varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission

COVID-19 spread varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission

Study shows how T cells become activated when encountering pathogens

Study shows how T cells become activated when encountering pathogens

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Study reveals how coronavirus aerosols flow through the lower lungs

Study reveals how coronavirus aerosols flow through the lower lungs

Scientists discover two drugs that provide effective SARS-CoV-2 suppression

Scientists discover two drugs that provide effective SARS-CoV-2 suppression

Study shows how scar tissue can effectively regenerate the injured heart

Study shows how scar tissue can effectively regenerate the injured heart

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Global land-use changes are creating “hot spots” favorable for new coronaviruses

Global land-use changes are creating “hot spots” favorable for new coronaviruses

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses