Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer? It Seems Likely.

Supported by Health Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer? It Seems Likely. Photo Does interstitial tissue deserve to be classified as a new organ? Researchers disagree. Credit Zoltan Balogh/European Pressphoto Agency Researchers have made new discoveries about the in-between spaces in the human body, and some say it’s time to rewrite the anatomy books.
A study published in Scientific Reports this week described a fluid-filled, 3-D latticework of collagen and elastin connective tissue that can be found all over the body, in or near our lungs, skin, digestive tracts and arteries.
It’s a hard thing to describe, and the New York University School of Medicine did it in several ways in a news release on Tuesday: a “series of spaces,” a “highway of moving fluid” and “a previously unknown feature of human anatomy.”
It said the study’s authors referred to the system as “an organ in its own right,” though not all researchers agree with that characterization.
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U.N. Unveils Blacklist to Fight North Korea Sanctions-Busting

U.N. Unveils Blacklist to Fight North Korea Sanctions-Busting Photo The Friendship Bridge connecting North Korea, background, and China. The North is accused of using false paperwork to evade sanctions on its coal exports. Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has announced new measures against North Korea, blacklisting 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual accused of helping the North evade previous sanctions.
The move increases pressure on the North ahead of planned summit meetings between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and the presidents of South Korea and the United States.
The oil tankers and cargo ships on the list, announced on Friday, were banned from ports worldwide, and the shipping companies will face an asset freeze. Most of those named had also been blacklisted by the United States Treasury last month.
In response to North Korea’s rapid acceleration of its nuclear and missile programs, the Security Council..