NYTimes: Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer?

Researchers have made new discoveries about the in-between spaces in the human body, and some say it’s time to rewrite the anatomy books.

A study published in Scientific Reports this week described a fluid-filled, 3-D latticework of collagen and elastin connective tissue that can be found all over the body, in or near our lungs, skin, digestive tracts and arteries.

It’s a hard thing to describe, and the New York University School of Medicine did it in several ways in a news release on Tuesday: a “series of spaces,” a “highway of moving fluid” and “a previously unknown feature of human anatomy.”

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