I wish to inform you that there is no scientific basis to the concept of bringing cells back to life as stated in the article. In actuality, the cells coming back to life in an infected host plant cell stated in the article are viral cells resulting in the death of the host cell. The opening statement of the article clearly mentions the viruses taking over the cell control, which means that the cell is not in a state to decide its own fate anymore. This is the starting point of cell death or retarded or affected cell function. A virus invariably harms a healthy cell and hence, there is no scientific report of a beneficial virus yet.
I wish to state that there is no chance that a virus will be found that can bring a human or a cell back to life. Scientific data shows all the viruses to be pathogenic, causing diseses not only in human beings, but also in animals and plants. There are viruses that even infect bacteria. The multiplication style of the viruses, especially their inability for independent multiplication makes them “a terrorist” of the cellular functions. Hence, I wish to inform you that there is no chance of detection of a virus that can bring back life to a cell or a human being.
This is because of the fact that a virus can replicate only by affecting / killing a cell and any virus that will not kill a cell or harm a cell will go against the scientific definition of the virus. Hence, I wish to make it clear that there is no scientific chance for such a virus in the future. Take care to protect yourself from viral infections. There are specific anti viral drugs. Antibiotics do not protect you from viral infections. I am doing fine in my studies and all fine at home. It is nice to receive letters from a wonderful human being like you.
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