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A new 'organ' has been found

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A new 'organ' has been found

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » July 16th, 2022, 11:29 pm

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/march-3 ... -1.4596785

What scientists thought to be a layer of dense connective tissue in various parts of the human body has now been identified as something a lot more interesting: a discrete organ, the interstitum. It performs a previously unrecognized function in the human body — and may play an unexpected role in some diseases, including cancer.

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Re: A new 'organ' has been found

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Postby Fluke » August 3rd, 2022, 10:48 am

How interesting! Was initially sceptical as it was last updated 29th March - perilously close to the 1st April, but given that it could lead to cancer breakthroughs I'm not sure it would be suitable joke material.

I was reading recently how the gut microbiome is now being considered a new organ with a weight comparable to the brain. I thought it might be connected, but this is something different.


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