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TWiM #59: Are viruses part of our immune system?

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt.

Vincent and Michael discuss the finding that bacteriophage might be part of the mucosal antimicrobial defense system. Bacteriophage adhering to mucus

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  1. Maybe we need to rethink the role of viruses. Maybe all viruses are part of our immune system. Maybe viruses are trying to heal the damage of other cofactors and are not the actual cause of the illness. Consider how it has been described that sperm acts a like a virus. What if the virus works like sperm to give birth to new cells to replace old cells when there is severve damage to a cell. Consider the possibilities of being able to heal somebody with a so called viral disease if you're not trying to destroy the virus but trying to resolve the other cofactors that are causing the illness. I am interested in researching this theory further to see if it has any merit. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this theory of viruses being part of our immune systen?

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