Scientists Discover A New Organ 'Mesentery' In The Human Body

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Scientists Discover A New Organ 'Mesentery' In The Human Body
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Scientists have discovered a new organ in the human body, named mesentery. At the University of Limerick, Ireland, a professor has identified the new organ, a part of the digestive system. You must be wondering as to where was it until now, what is its function and where is it placed? All your questions will be answered below. Moreover, what are the qualities of an organ and how has mesentery been classified as one? 

It is believed that this discovery will help to understand abdominal and digestive diseases better. Isn't that fascinating that in 2017 as well, there is still something undiscovered about the human body. Read on to learn some facts about the newly discovered organ. 

You will be surprised to know that researchers have known about this organ since history.

You will be surprised to know that researchers have known about this organ since history.

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci have portrayed this organ.

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How mesentery functions? 

How mesentery functions? 
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It has been believed that mesentery holds all the organs in its place.

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Initially, it was only a set of tissues but scientists have found it to be a contiguous organ.

Initially, it was only a set of tissues but scientists have found it to be a contiguous organ.
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But there is still a lot of research left that needs to be done about this organ. There are innumerable questions that have risen. 

The breakthrough has been provided by Professor J. Calvin Coffey of the University of Limerick, Ireland. 

The breakthrough has been provided by Professor J. Calvin Coffey of the University of Limerick, Ireland. 
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His microscopic research of the mesentery has revealed it to be a single structure and is a long continuous tissue. It is for us all to understand that the human body has around 79 organs now, of which not many are very vital but are essential for the health and well-being of the body. 

The world's medical textbook, Gray's Anatomy has been updated with the latest discovery in it.   

The world's medical textbook, Gray's Anatomy has been updated with the latest discovery in it.   
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Coffey has stated that the abdominal and digestive implications of the organ are still to be researched upon. It's misfunctioning and the related diseases that may arise must be studied. 

A whole new branch of science is slowly taking its shape.

A whole new branch of science is slowly taking its shape.
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But, there is a lot of research yet to be done in this regard.

Professor J. Cavin Coffey, the man behind the research said...

Professor J. Cavin Coffey, the man behind the research 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."   

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Don't you think it is a great discovery that will be useful for all of us?