There's a new organ called the interstitium, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. A network of fluid-filled spaces in connective tissues all over the body, including below the skin's surface; lining the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems; and surrounding muscles, has now been classified as an organ, Scientific American says.

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