Scientists discover hidden blood networks that cross through bone
For years, physiologists looking closely at bones noticed something puzzling. It was a microscopic prison break, blood cells slipping unseen from the enclosed depths of the bone marrow into the general circulation.
â€śWe have the bone marrow, which produces the blood cells, and when you need them, you need them urgently. But how do they get out?â€ť said Svetlana Komarova, who studies bone biology at McGill University in Montreal.
Sure, textbooks showed entrances and exits, but they were enormous arteries and veins at the ends of bones â€” an impractical route if the body needs a quick burst of the cells forged within our marrow. But in a paper published Monday in Nature Metabolism, a team of German immunologists announced theyâ€™d found a whole network of tunnels that explain the escape. While their first observations were in mice, they found a similar map of secret capillaries in humans, too, which may...
Wonderful news, though it won't be converting anyone to Christianity. People who see the world with atheistic or agnostic eyes will simply say that science needs to do more research. Some might say that they are more convinced that science is not the ultimate answer and will continue with their 'natural' medicines. I've heard that Apple's Steve Jobs refused to seek treatment for his cancer at the world famous hospitals and medical clinics around the world, but sought out 'natural medicines' He was a very smart guy, but his attitude towards 'Standard Medicine' kept him from getting a treatment that might have saved his life.