Appendix deserves more credit

The appendix may be crucial for maintaining digestive health, Melbourne researchers say. Professor Gabrielle Belz of Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and Professor Eric Vivier at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France, found that innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are crucial for protecting against bacterial infection in people with compromised immune systems. By preventing significant ...

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