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Irish hospital to use new, rapid test for Meningitis

Irish hospital to use new, rapid test for Meningitis

An A&E department of a hospital in Northern Ireland has announced that is will soon start using a new test for meningitis to accelerate diagnosis and save more lives. The devastating meningitis infection can kill a high-risk patient within hours but the existing way to positively identify it takes nearly a couple of days.

Luckily, the new test for meningitis called "Lamp" (Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) that the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is going to use will give results in less than 60 minutes.

Scientists identify new organ in humans

Scientists identify new organ in humans

Membranes that twist and turn through the gut in humans’ digestive system has been reclassified and upgraded by scientist to an organ, according to a newly published review.

The structure, which connects the small and large intestines to the abdominal wall and keeps them in place, has been known to scientists for a long time. But, until recently, it was believed to be numerous distinct membranes.

In the review, researchers looked at old and new studies on the structure called “mesentery,” and concluded that the structure is actually a continuous organ.

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