The Secret of the Appendix, 2015 Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize Secondary finalist

Throughout history, human understanding of the appendix has been limited to the knowledge of painful inflammation that requires urgent surgery. In this video, young Paige Bebee explains that the appendix does much more than we give it credit for, and is a vital component of a healthy gut. With the help of her little sister Mila, and a cameo from her Nobel prize winning grandfather Professor Barry Marshall, Paige takes you on an animated journey and explains why the appendix is still a vital part of human anatomy. This video won Paige the 2015 University of Sydney Sleek Greeks Eureka science prize for high school students.


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