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Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:53 am
by Kaiser1917
If and Ijad pairing gets sick, how do the different biologies react? Does each partner share the immune system of the other?
Specifically, how does something like Polio effect an Ijad?
It seems evolutionarily advantageous to sport a very robust collection of anti-bodies and antigens to keep a host animal's spinal column clean and disease free.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:41 am
by Joshua A.C. Newman
Yeah, definitely. That's one of the advantages of the symbiosis.

Please don't ask about the biochemistry. It's impolite to point to the seams in the rubber monsters.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:35 am
by Kaiser1917
That is potentially the greatest advancement in medical science in the history of mankind. Some corporations should be tripping all over themselves to get Ijad on their staff.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:37 am
by Joshua A.C. Newman
Yeah; remember that the Ijad, before the colonists realized they were people, were considered a biological export resource.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:44 pm
by Zero Revenge
Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Yeah; remember that the Ijad, before the colonists realized they were people, were considered a biological export resource.

Oh Goodness! That must have been horrible to uncover! :O You've been exporting... people.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:58 am
by Joshua A.C. Newman
It went about as well as you'd expect.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:42 am
by Mantisking
Soylent Green is Ijad?

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:32 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
And they blew it up! The MANIACS!

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:24 pm
by Thaddeus
Boy. The Ijad must be really understanding to swallow that and still interact with humanity!

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:28 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
They have standards of personhood that don't have to do with species. Well, most do.

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:40 pm
by Thaddeus
I see. (But there might be a few out there.)

Re: Ijad Immune System

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:31 pm
by Joshua A.C. Newman
There are chabbers everywhere.