January 19, 2022

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Your Appendix Isn’t Useless, After All

Your Appendix Isn't Useless, After All

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You probably think the appendix is a useless organ left over from our evolutionary past, but it turns out it may be doing something important after all.

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Sources:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1631068316300653
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30606811
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25588621
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044532318300010
https://www.jpedsurg.org/article/S0022-3468(17)30570-5/fulltext
https://www.healthline.com/health/appendicitis
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