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Mysteries of the human body: The unexpected role of the appendix Science News 2014(English Edition)

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Running Time : 5minutes

Overview:
The appendix has long been considered an unnecessary organ in our bodies. Recently, however, medical researchers have begun to understand that it plays an unexpected role in maintaining health.
We are going to look at a previously unknown aspect of the appendix’s involvement in the intenstinal' immune system.
(Japanese edition has been published in Jun 6, 2014)

Cast:
Kiyoshi Takeda(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University),
Katsura Higuchi(Associate Professor, Anatomy Laboratory, Faculty of Health Science Technology, Bunkyo Gakuin University)

JST Science News 2014(EnglishVer.)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/Q140001/

JST Science News 2014(JapaneseVer.)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/M140001/

JST Science Channel(Non-Japanese Programs)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/non_japanese.html

(c)Japan Science and Technology Agency

Running Time : 5minutes

Overview:
The appendix has long been considered an unnecessary organ in our bodies. Recently, however, medical researchers have begun to understand that it plays an unexpected role in maintaining health.
We are going to look at a previously unknown aspect of the appendix’s involvement in the intenstinal' immune system.
(Japanese edition has been published in Jun 6, 2014)

Cast:
Kiyoshi Takeda(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University),
Katsura Higuchi(Associate Professor, Anatomy Laboratory, Faculty of Health Science Technology, Bunkyo Gakuin University)

JST Science News 2014(EnglishVer.)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/Q140001/

JST Science News 2014(JapaneseVer.)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/M140001/

JST Science Channel(Non-Japanese Programs)
http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/non_japanese.html

(c)Japan Science and Technology Agency

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