Learn how we are one step closer to understanding multiple sclerosis in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60. From Boston, we are one step closer to understanding multiple sclerosis. Researchers screening the entire genome of over 12,000 MS patients found mutations in two new genes, both of which code for receptors for interleukin, the molecule that allows for communication throughout the immune system. From Dallas, watching a short video may save someone's life. Researchers compared watching a 23-minute video on how to perform CPR to longer teaching techniques. Those who watched the video provided CPR more quickly and were better at administering the technique. From Seattle, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS may be related to hearing abnormalities. Researchers noted lower levels of hearing from the right ear of 31 babies who died of SIDS. In addition, their left ears were better at hearing; the opposite of what is typically seen in healthy babies. And finally, from Manchester, giving new meaning to walk like an Egyptian, Manchester researchers believe that Egyptians may have been the first civilization to use prosthesis, an artificial toe prosthesis, made of wood and leather, has been found on a mummy who died between 1000 to 600 BC. For insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.