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Overlooked ‘organ’ could play role in cancer spread

PARIS: Thanks to a laser-equipped mini-microscope developed by a French start-up, scientists have discovered a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy that could help explain why some cancers spread so quickly. Nobody was looking for the interstitium, as the new quasi-organ is called, because no one knew it was there, at least not in complex form revealed in a study published this week. As with many breakthroughs in medicine and science, it was -- to paraphrase Louis Pasteur's oft-quoted dictum -- a case of…