Juan Valverde de Amusco’s anatomical drawings in 1556 corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.

by SUKANYA CHARUCHANDRA It wasn’t until the latter half of the 13th century that human dissections became acceptable in Italy. Previously, both the Roman Empire and Islamic law had prevented the dissection of humans and its depiction. While the Greek surgeon Galen’s anatomical drawings from the second century had been preserved and studied until theContinue reading “Juan Valverde de Amusco’s anatomical drawings in 1556 corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.”

New lung cell with role in cystic fibrosis discovered

Ionocytes (orange) extend through neighboring epithelial cells (nuclei, cyan) to the surface of the respiratory epithelial lining. This newly identified cell type expresses high levels of CFTR, a gene that is associated with cystic fibrosis when mutated. by ABBY OLENA Two independent research teams have used single-cell RNA sequencing to generate detailed molecular atlases ofContinue reading “New lung cell with role in cystic fibrosis discovered”

Scientists discover a new human organ – the insterstitium

A newfound organ, the interstitium, resides beneath the top layer of skin, and in tissue layers lining the gut, lungs, blood vessels, and muscles. The organ is a body-wide network of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments supported by a meshwork of strong, flexible proteins. Using a new way of visualising anatomy, scientists have just discovered a vastContinue reading “Scientists discover a new human organ – the insterstitium”