Yay!: Professor Discovers Previously Unknown Body Part

June 17, 2013


University of Nottingham professor Harminder Dua recently discovered a new human body part and named it after himself because that's what you get to do when you discover things. Now I know what you're all hoping for, and sadly, no, it's not some sort of new hidden penis.

Dua's layer sits at the back of the cornea, which previously had only five known layers. Dua and his colleagues discovered the new body part by injecting air into the corneas of eyes that had been donated for research and using an electron microscope to scan each separated layer.

The researchers now believe that a tear in Dua's layer is the cause of corneal hydrops, a disorder that leads to fluid buildup in the cornea. According to Dua, knowledge of the new layer could dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.

"...discovered the new body part by injecting air into the corneas of eyes that had been donated for research..." Can you imagine being the person who's job it is to scoop the eyeballs out of dead people who checked the organ donor box on their driver's license? Because I don't think I could do it.

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil if he ever discovered something he would name it I Hate You.

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    My relative's husband was a donor when he died. The widow received a list of (I think 5) parts they harvested from Dan. On the list was his right femur (thigh bone). At the same time another relative was discovered to have bone cancer in his right femur. He had a choice of amputation or donated (cadaver) transplant. So it is curiously possible that Sean is able to walk on two legs courtesy of Dan's, his 2nd-cousin's-in-law, leg bone.

  • $18889437

    I discovered a body part once when I was 11... haven't stopped touching it since.


    did you name it after yourself?

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