Monday, January 28, 2019

Interstitium – the What?

Some of you may recall when I blogged about the revolutionary finding by Dr. Kipnis’ laboratory that there is an immune system in the brain; that the three coverings of the brain (the meninges) are filled with immune system vessels. Well, according to the news, a report published in the published in the journal Scientific Reports, there’s another interesting research finding popping up on the horizon. It has been known for some time that there is a network of spongy connective tissue called the interstitium that functions as a sort of shock absorber for many of the internal body organs. It may contain as much as 20 percent of all the fluid in the body. Using a new type of microscope, researchers now believe that the interstitium may be way more than just protective padding. More tomorrow

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