It’s commonly believed that the appendix no longer has a use. Is there any truth to this? Tara is here to discuss new research that finds its function.
Biofilms in the large bowel suggest an apparent function of the human vermiform appendix
“The human vermiform (“worm-like”) appendix is a 5–10 cm long and 0.5–1 cm wide pouch that extends from the cecum of the large bowel.”
Appendix Isn’t Useless at All: It’s a Safe House for Bacteria
“Long denigrated as vestigial or useless, the appendix now appears to have a reason to be — as a “safe house” for the beneficial bacteria living in the human gut.”
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