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The trachea, or windpipe, is a tube that brings air to and from the lungs. It is a hard organ to transplant because there are many tiny blood vessels. New research helped doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital do a transplant for Sonia Sein. The 56-year-old woman had an asthma…
Scientists have discovered something under our skin, between our muscles and organs, around our veins and arteries, and lining our lungs. In fact, it’s almost everywhere. Researchers are calling it the “interstitium.” It’s a layer of fluid-filled compartments that looks like a mesh. Researchers once thought it was just connective…
Yawning happens unconsciously and spontaneously, and it is one of the first things we learn to do. For centuries scientists have been searching for the reason behind yawning. They have produced many theories. Most people think yawning is a signal of sleepiness or boredom. However, the phenomenon known as contagious…
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Skin: The Human Body’s Largest Organ
Human Cardiovascular Circulatory System
View a virtual diagram of how blood flows through the cardiovascular system.
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