This long ignored connective tissue now serves a more important role and may act as a shock absorber, keeps our organs in place, and even plays a major role in the spread of cancer. But is it an organ?

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Scientists found a ‘new organ,’ but it might not be what you’re expecting
https://www.popsci.com/interstitium-new-human-organ-anatomy
“Previously, researchers thought the interstitium was simply a layer of connective tissue. Connective tissue is absolutely not anything new. We’ve known about it—and how it functions—for a long time. Connective tissue typically has very few cells and instead is mostly constructed of various cartilage and other fibers that together form a strong structure that holds your organs in place or to connect one bone to another, or a muscle to a bone.”

Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23062-6
“Confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) provides real-time histologic imaging of human tissues at a depth of 60–70 μm during endoscopy. pCLE of the extrahepatic bile duct after fluorescein injection demonstrated a reticular pattern within fluorescein-filled sinuses that had no known anatomical correlate. Freezing biopsy tissue before fixation preserved the anatomy of this structure, demonstrating that it is part of the submucosa and a previously unappreciated fluid-filled interstitial space, draining to lymph nodes and supported by a complex network of thick collagen bundles.”

Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?
https://www.the-scientist.com/daily-news/is-the-interstitium-really-a-new-organ-29893
“New reports have suggested that this interstitium could represent a widespread organ in the body, whose connections with the lymphatic system might be involved in cancer metastasis. While researchers not involved in the study agree that the interstitium likely plays diverse roles in the human body, they are reticent to call it a new organ”

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40 Comments

  1. So actually there are no new organs? Seems we are finding new detail in things we already knew were there and finding perhaps new function but most just seeing more detail from something doing what we thought it did all along.

  2. I am more upset that you used a Stratified squamous epithelium slide to represent the interstitium. Where the med students at?

  3. So could reoccurring acne be scar tissue in the Interstitium?

  4. because they didn’t discover them yet 🌚

  5. I read a post about it on ScienceDaily
    Although dis is the first time Seeker finds something i already knew but this helped me appreciate how i understood the info i got from the post

  6. It's the way are medical system runs. We only look for certain things is certain ways. Its controlled by big pharma corporations. Even the teaching of the human body by doctors. It's a corrupt system fueled by money

  7. Disliked for the bad start pun

  8. well there more networking and structure and supporters to be found

  9. i thought they already did a video on this?

    edit: nevermind they mentioned it at 2:54 where it was a different part

  10. Something you should know about my body is that… my penis is a muscle

  11. my penis has become my appendix… something that could be removed and I won't miss it

  12. I'm a med student and at the moment I'm studying histology, and I can tell you that the images shown on 1:43, at least the ones in the left about pancreas, lung and colon with an h&e treatment (basically the pink and violet pics) are wrong, I've seen those organs many times under the microscope and they don't look at all like that

  13. So Interstitium is just like space?

  14. I subscribed bc she is so pretty

  15. And I was just earlier randomly thinking about the general possibility of hidden perspectives. Now I have a specific example. Thanks!

  16. The thumbnail image is a trypophobic trigger. 😣

  17. Coz they retarded. Louis Kuhne talked about the draining properties of the interstitium in the 1890's XD

    They discovered one in 2012 too : Mesentery

  18. Well… I don't know what we don't know about our bodies.

  19. There already is a cure for cancer. We just wont see it. …you really think scientists can split atoms but not kill or stop something from growing inside of you? Lol.

  20. I don’t see what wrong with finding new things. If someone found something new in the body and it’s classified as an organ then I think that’s fine until something new is found about it.

  21. call the interstitium a tissues, because it is a group of cells performing a specific cellular function to that of the individual cells themselves, but in a group.

  22. But semantics, hey. I dont care what we call it as long as we know what it is a group made of, what it does, what we can do with it or to it. Same goes for any person who calls Racial Quotas Affirmative Action or The Iraq War The Overseas Contigiency Operation. But please just dont get offended over what i call those, racial qoutas and iraq war, that is what it is! i will shit on anyone who tells me i am offensive!

  23. A lot of old Organs are found on Ebay. Yamaha, Roland, Jupitor and a few unknown ones.

  24. Because men are still in charge, for now.

  25. Just like my fridge.

    I open it 100 times and find nothing to eat, BUT THEN, I find something to eat on my 101 time because I looked at it in a new way

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