Science Discovers New Organ That Could Link To The Spreading Of Cancer

Science Discovers New Organ That Could Link To The Spreading Of Cancer

Humans have a new organ, and it could be linked to the spreading of cancer
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There isn't one solid number for how many organs we have in the human body. It varies depending on a person - women tend to have more organs than men, some people have an appendix while others do not, ect. BUT scientists have recently determined there is a "new" organ that we all have and may explain the spread of cancer. This is potentially a HUGE scientific advance in cancer research. But just what is this organ, you ask? That "new" organ is... the interstitium!

If you have ever taken an anatomy class, I'm sure you have heard this term, but I don't expect you to remember what it is. Basically, the interstitium is a layer of connective tissue, kind of like skin, that surrounds pretty much every internal organ.

Scientists have known about the interstitium for years, believing it was just another layer of connective tissue. However, with recent examinations and new imaging procedures, scientists have begun to look at the tissue different. They have found functional proteins and fluid-filled sacs in the interstitial tissues that they have never observed before. These new discovers are what makes scientists believe that the interstitium is more than just a connective layer of tissue... it's actually an organ!

The coolest part of this discovery is the potential advance in cancer research and treatment. By surrounding the majority of our organs, the interstitium works to "connect" them. This could explain how cancer is spread to organs that are not adjacent. Perhaps cancer travels to other organs through the interstitial fluid.

There is a lot more research that needs to be conducted to observe how the interstitium affects other parts of the body. However, these initial findings are impressive! Let's hope that discoveries can help researches find the cure to cancer or at least an end to its spreading!

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I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:

NETFLIX

Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.

SLEEP

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Yes sleeping. I don't have anywhere I need to be why not catch up on some zzz's

CHOCOLATE

Yes I am going to eat my feelings with chocolate because why not? if I could I would get a giant slice of cake and live off that on the 14th but sadly I am stuck with the normal Heresy's chocolate and Reeses which will do their job.

CATS

me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.

BOOKS

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If I am able to fit reading a book into my schedule of everything listed above then reading will go into that open spot. I always loved reading but with school it is hard to find the time to read for enjoyment. so this day will be the perfect day.


This is my plan for the 14th of February and hopefully this will help me get though this dreadful day. And if you are also single try this out :)

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