We May Have Found a New Organ, Thanks to Cancer Therapy

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We’ve been studying the body for most of human history, and yet we are still finding new organs (or parts of them – depending on your definition). Also, thanks to some marmosets, we know a little more about how anxiety and depression might work in your brain.

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Sources:
New glands
Valstar et al 2020 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167814020308094)
Asfhar-Oromieh et al 2015 (establishes technique can be used for PET and that it detects salivary glands) http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/56/11/1697.full.pdf
Nulent et al 2018 (previous work done by the group that further confirms ability to see salivary glands in PET scans using PMSA) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212440318300476

Marmosets
Alexander et al 2020 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19167-0)

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https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/adult-vector-illustration-of-common-marmosets-gm1272748274-374923006
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/the-girl-clings-to-the-inflamed-salivary-gland-in-which-pain-concept-of-salivary-gm1221344075-357961764
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/4-insert-the-swab-into-the-nostril-gm1279399379-378031381
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/human-brain-with-colored-regions-gm184849805-18406670