Function of the human appendix, the “hygiene hypothesis,” GERD and asthma, protein folding


Guest: Dr. William Parker, immunologist, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

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Dr. William Parker, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Parker Research Lab Overview

NPR story on the function of the appendix

Scientists Identify How Gastric Reflux May Trigger Asthma

Wild vs. Lab Rodent Comparison Supports Hygiene