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Scientists discovers NEW ORGAN in human digestive system

04:52 PM | 5 Jan, 2017
Scientists discovers NEW ORGAN in human digestive system
LIMERICK, Ireland - In a breakthrough revelation, a doctor in Ireland has classified the mesentery, a membrane that connects the intestine to the abdomen, as a continuous structure and a separate organ.

The mesentery had been considered a fragmented structure made up of multiple separate parts, though research by Dr. J. Calvin Coffey, professor of surgery at the University of LImerick's Graduate Entry Medical School, has found that the mesentery is actually one continuous structure.

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"During the initial research, we noticed in particular that the mesentery, which connects the gut to the body, was one continuous organ," Coffey, the Foundation Chair of Surgery at UL's Graduate Entry Medical School and University Hospitals Limerick, said in a press release.

"Up to that it was regarded as fragmented, present here, absent elsewhere and a very complex structure. The anatomic description that had been laid down over 100 years of anatomy was incorrect. This organ is far from fragmented and complex. It is simply one continuous structure."

Coffey's research has been published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The research could lead to less invasive surgeries, fewer complications, faster patient recovery and lower overall healthcare costs.

Coffey states that mesenteric science is its own specific field of medical study like gastroenterology, neurology and coloproctology. "This is relevant universally as it affects all of us," Coffey said.

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"Up to now there was no such field as mesenteric science. Now we have established anatomy and the structure. The next step is the function.

“If you understand the function you can identify abnormal function, and then you have disease. Put them all together and you have the field of mesenteric science ... the basis for a whole new area of science."

The writer is a member of the staff.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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