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Your Appendix Might Serve an Important Biological Function After All
 

Your Appendix Might Serve an Important Biological Function After All

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One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts - appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone - that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive...
 
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10 Jan 2017 - General
 
Very informative article. It is good to know that researchers delve deeper into the functions and vitality of our appendix. As it was not just an organ for nothing, but its existence is important just like other organs. And upon reading your comment Theekshana Abayawickrama that you were able to use this organ as a conduit for any surgical procedure is really amazing. All while, appendix is known to be an organ wh...
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people often thinks appendix as a neutral organ with waste storage it is a general saying. But after seeing your post I came to know that it had done function in our ancestors and lost its functions in evolutionary pressures. And it may be stored good bacteria for us as mentioned in this post. I hope scientists could find its functions for a better understanding of human body. Thanking you ...
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