Wednesday 18th January 2017

Miranda Kiernan, GEMS Year 2 sPhD student, won the prestigious ‘Norman Williams Prize’ for best clinical paper presented at the 2017 meeting of the Society of Academic & Research Surgery of the UK and Ireland, held at the RCSI, Dublin.

Tuesday 03rd January 2017

The finding opens up 'a whole new area of science'

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.

Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system.

But scientists have realised it is in fact one, continuous organ.

Although its function is still unclear, the discovery opens up “a whole new area of science,” according to J Calvin Coffey, a researcher at the University Hospital Limerick who first discovered it.