Recently a new organ in the human body was discovered, can you believe it?
It looks like a mesh, just below the skin surface.
The interstitium is a layer of fluid- filled compartments strung together in a web of collagen and flexible protein called elasting.
Previously scientist thought the layer was simply a dense connective tissue.
It reminds a lot of the mushroom at the bottom of the forest, that transfers minerals between trees. This new discovery could be a step closer to discovering why for an example cancer cells spread so quickly. And what effect will this have on the bio- hacking community?
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Asterisks denote collagen bundles (top left). An arrow points to a cell (top right). Darker blue shows collagen bundles, and light blue reveals what may be elastin (bottom left). Elastin fibers shown in black run along collagen bundles shown in pink (bottom right).
PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL THEISE AND DAVID CARR-LOCKE, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS