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  • noun The study of viruses and viral diseases.

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  • noun The branch of microbiology that deals with the study of viruses and viral diseases.

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  • noun the branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases


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  • I think doing that would require world-class talent in virology, immunology, & epidemiology, and a substantial research lab (including animal testing facilities).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Smallpox in the garage

  • In 1957 he had published a short paper on the clonal selection theory of antibody production, later elaborated as a major book. 11 He felt that he had done as much as he could in virology, and he wanted to devote the last seven years of his life as Director to the implications of this theory, for which he had been groping ever since his first speculations about the significance of the secondary response in 1929, and he abruptly switched the focus of the

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

  • I see why virology is metaphorically convenient, but as a YouTube obsessive I’ve also been curious about a particular inadequacy in the analogical system.

    And Then There's Us - Anil Dash

  • While some microbiologists may specifically study viruses, also called virology, or bacteria, also called bacteriology, microbiology encompasses the study of all microscopic organisms.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The newly formed Hygiene Council is a body of nine medical experts in fields such as virology, microbiology and infectious diseases.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As head of the National Cancer Institute's Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and cancer virology, he is sympathetic to Mr. Miller and other patients.

    Amid War on a Mystery Disease, Patients Clash With Scientists

  • Mr. Vincent became a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, where he worked in fields including immunology, virology and tropical medicine.

    Monroe M. 'Monty' Vincent, early leader in cell-production industry, dies at 98

  • To complement this experience, the first year fellow also rotates through the clinical microbiology and virology laboratories, the infection control service and the immunology and HIV clinics.

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

  • Initially I started to work on virus-induced chromosomal modifications and at the same time received relatively solid training in diagnostic bacteriology and virology, both of them at that time in an early stage of development.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography

  • My period in Freiburg permitted me to also work on other aspects of tumour virology: I discovered the potent activity of some phorbol esters in inducing latent Epstein-Barr virus DNA.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography


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