Air Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#M101) "MEDICAL MYSTERIES"
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Medical science has progressed exponentially in recent times, but scientists are still left with unanswered questions when it comes to the human body. From why a mother can�t recognize her own child�s face to why a young woman spends most of her life sleeping, �Medical Mysteries� looks at some of the rarest disorders and syndromes in medicine today. Each hour of the five-part series will feature baffling medical conditions, as well as the doctors who are working on cures. �Medical Mysteries� premieres on �Primetime,� WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, and will continue for four additional weeks on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m.

Over the course of the series, doctors will solve genetic puzzles, explaining how these and other rare conditions occur and why, including:

o Sleep disorders that lead people into violence -- in an unconscious state -- that can cost them their lives.

o Three generations of a family facing a fatal disease find hope by removing an organ most people can�t imagine living without.

o A woman whose hidden DNA leaves her unable to prove her identity or provide a connection to her biological child.

o Senses far beyond the normal functions of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.

o How an in-utero �fight to the death� between twins can leave the surviving twin with a bizarre condition, unless risky laser surgery can save them both before they are born.

o Attributes typically ascribed to werewolves are found in a human syndrome marked by an aversion to daylight, excessive hair on the face and body and sharp purple teeth.

Also, each hour of the limited series will feature a real medical mystery component designed for viewer participation. This segment, called �You Be the Doctor,� will provide viewers with clues to help them make their own online diagnosis in a real case. At the end of each hour, viewers will learn how well they scored.

Terence Wrong and Ann Reynolds are the senior producers of �Medical Mysteries.� Rudy Bednar is the executive producer.

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