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Possible new organs identified in human head

Posted on Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 | Comment icon 3 comments

Have scientists really identified a previously unknown set of organs ? Image Credit: CC 2.0 Andrew Mason
Scientists in the Netherlands believe they have identified a previously undiscovered pair of salivary glands.
Considering how closely the internal workings of the human body have been examined, analyzed and scrutinized over the centuries, it is a wonder that there any surprises left to discover.

Despite this however, it seems that there is a mysterious set of organs inside our heads that, until now at least, had remained totally undiscovered by science.

According to study co-author Dr. Matthijs Valstar, and colleagues, these new glands can be found in the nook where the nasal cavity intersects with the throat.
There are three other known major types of salivary glands - one set under the tongue, one near the ears and another below the jaws.

Given the small scale of the study and the potential significance of the find (it would be the first identification of this kind in nearly 300 years), there is still a lot of work to be done to validate it.

Nonetheless, the researchers remain optimistic that what they've found is something special.

"[I] was quite shocked that we are in 2020 and have a new structure identified in the human body," said radiation oncologist Dr. Yvonne Mowery of Duke University.

Source: New York Times | Comments (3)

Tags: Organs, Human

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Comment icon #1 Posted by docyabut2 on 21 October, 2020, 20:52
That is a odd mysterious set of salivary glands. Edgar Cayce did say the evolution of man from the ape was working in changing the glands in the apes.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Abramelin on 21 October, 2020, 23:23
If anything, he must have meant the hormonal glands.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Free99 on 22 October, 2020, 4:25
To read this sends chills up my spine. We search the universe for life and it blows my mind to run up on this kind of stuff. From newly discovered insects and animals on this planet and now a human organ no one knew we have. No wonder scientist can?t find cures for things we haven?t even scratched the surface yet.

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