Science / Genetics / Virus: A noncellular biological entity that can reproduce only within a host cell. Viruses consist of nucleic acid covered by protein: some animal viruses are also surrounded by membrane. Inside the infected cell, the virus uses the synthetic capability of the host to produce progeny virus.
Health / Disease / Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV): A virus that is found, in numerous strains, in primates. MORE
Health / Disease / Human Papillomavirus (HPV): A diverse group of viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. Over 100 different human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been identified. Some HPV types may ca MORE
Health / Disease / Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: A deadly disease transmitted to humans by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. Although rare it has a high mort MORE
Technology / Computers / Antivirus: Software that prevents files containing viruses from being executed on a computer, as well as detects, repairs, and removes infected files. MORE
Technology / Computers / Boot Sector Virus: A virus that infects the boot sector of a disk. Booting the system then loads the virus into the hard disk every time the system is started. This is a very common form of computer virus. MORE