Saturday, October 6, 2007

Scientists say they have discovered appendix's purpose

Well, I guess the appendix isn't a vestigial organ after all.

Scientists say that they have discovered that the appendix does indeed serve a purpose as a producer and protector of "good" germs. Another news report said that when diseases like cholera or amebic dysentery clear the digestive system of useful bacteria, the appendix help to "reboot the digestive system."

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