On Monday, scientists announced the discovery of a brand new type of blood vessel in our bones. the surface of the bones in their interior. Bones are actually organs, and have a blood circulation system that does not resemble our organs. Researchers call the new vessels "transcortical vessels" or TCVs because they cross the entire solid outer shell of the bone known as corticalis in mice.
"It is indeed unexpected to find a new central anatomical structure that is not described in any textbook in the 21st century," co-author Matthias Guntzer, a professor at the University of Dusseldorf-Essen in Germany, said in a statement .
Scientists first found evidence of TCVs in long-bone mice, they reported in their study. Earlier, scientists have identified only a few blood vessels that come in and out of the mouse bones. In mice, TCVs are the cause of most of the blood flowing through the long bones.
Researchers have also found evidence of similar TCV-like structures, albeit thicker than those in mice, in small parts of the human extremities of the limbs. look for a fully functional closed blood system, "which explains how the blood flows in and out of the bones.
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