Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The "Appendix"....

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While browsing the news online last night, I came across a news article [study] that disputes what we've always believed..that the appendix is a useless organ in our body. That's what science books are telling us anyway with the help of Darwin's Evolution theory of course. Darwin believed that our appendix is just a "vestgial organ" that served its purpose and is now a useless "remnant" of the past.

Apparently, that is not the case at all. Aaccording to this Yahoo article anyway, the appendix is actually a useful organ and that it's showing some great potentials in the field of medicine. Here's an excerpt from the news article and I quote:

..... Parker and his colleagues recently suggested that the appendix still served as a vital safehouse where good bacteria could lie in wait until they were needed to repopulate the gut after a nasty case of diarrhea. Past studies had also found the appendix can help make, direct and train white blood cells.

Interesting, isn't it?

1 comment:

blessedmom said...

oh yeah i remember my Biology teacher telling us that the appendix doesn't serve a purpose at all in the body...although somehow that time I wanted to disagree..at the back of mind I knew it should have a purpose...laking Sunday School kasi ko so I've always been taught all of God's creation has a purpose..big or small..:)

how are u and ur little princess? hope everyone's happy and healthy :)

take care mommy j! :)

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