Thursday, January 31, 2019

Functions of the Interstitium

One of the discussions focuses on the potential role of the Interstitium and interstitial fluid in the spread of diseases throughout the body. This includes the metastasis of cancer cells from one site to others in the brain and body. Dr. Neil D. Theise, one of the study’s lead authors has been reported as saying that because the Interstitium is located in regions throughout the body, understanding it could have implications for an impossible-to-predict range of systems from head to toe. "You push the first domino down and when you look up to see where the dominoes have fallen, you realize they've spread out everywhere." Based on this research, using new method of examination (in vivo microscopy), some are predicting that the microanatomy of the entire body will need to be re-examined.

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