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A newfound organ, the interstitium, is seen here beneath the top layer of skin, but is also in tissue layers lining the gut, lungs, and urinary systems, as well as those surrounding blood vessels and the fascia between muscles. The organ is a body-wide network of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments supported by a meshwork of strong, flexible proteins.
A newfound organ, the interstitium, is seen here beneath the top layer of skin, but is also in tissue layers lining the gut, lungs, and urinary systems, as well as those surrounding blood vessels and the fascia between muscles. The organ is a body-wide network of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments supported by a meshwork of strong, flexible proteins.

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Researchers shed light on newfound 'organ'

Researchers have detailed the structure and distribution of spaces in your body that they say represent a newfound human organ.

Researchers shed light on newfound 'organ'

Researchers have detailed the structure and distribution of spaces in your body that they say represent a newfound human organ.