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Scientists Say They've Discovered a New Human Organ

An organ is, a group of tissues with a unique structure performing a specialized task, like the heart or the liver



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    In this June 24, 2005 file photo, visitors gaze at a full-body skeleton at the "Mysteries of the Human Body" exhibition on June 24, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea.

    In a study published this week, scientists said they may have come across an unknown organ in the human body that could advance the understanding of cancer and other diseases, NBC News reported.

    The research suggests the network of connective tissues called the interstitium is a complete organ, according to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

    The report additionally suggests that the interstitium is one of the biggest organs in the human body, NBC News reported.