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Viruses have always lived among humans, and they killed many millions of people. In fact, without a host, these microscopic parasites cannot reproduce or survive. As scientists discover the chemical rules by which each virus plays, they can begin to control how a virus affects us.

Companion slide set to the video, "Viruses."

Author(s): Wah Chiu, PhD, and Matthew Dougherty, MS. Slides: Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and Colleen Krockenberger, BS.
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What are Viruses?

Virus - Etymology

Viruses - Size

Viruses - Size

Viruses - History

Viruses - Structural Biology

Viruses - In Medicine

Viruses - Examples

Virus - Human Herpes

Herpes - Etymology and History

Herpes Virus Type 1 - Structure

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Virus images courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the images provided by NCMI, NIH.