Scientists found new human organ – interstitium, which has been previously undetected, while researchers have mentioned in the review disclosed on Tuesday that the new organ is one of the biggest ones of the human body.
Study’s co-senior author and professor of pathology, Dr. Neil Theise from the NYU Langone Health in New York said in statement that, “Initially, we were just thinking it’s an interesting tissue, but when you actually delve into how people define organs, it sort of runs around one or two ideas: that it has a unitary structure or that it’s a tissue with a unitary structure, or it’s a tissue with a unitary function.”
In addition, researchers also added to the published study that the organ could significantly help them understand the uncertainty of several diseases including cancer, since not all of the scientists are yet convinced with the new theory.
According to the new review released online in the Scientific Reports journal, a network of closely connected tissues as well as fluid-filled compartments is just found to be known as interstitium, a full-fledged organ. In other words, it is a set of tissues along with an unusual structure that performs a specialized task for major systems in the human body such as the liver or the heart.
Chief of the digestive diseases department and professor of cell biology and medicine, Dr. Michael Nathanson from the Yale University School of Medicine stated that, “It would be analogous to discovering blood vessels for the first time, in that they are in every organ but they aren’t an organ themselves.”