Study uncovers genetic clue to SIDS
CNN, CBS News, The Guardian and the Press Association featured Dr. Stephen Cannon in articles about a Lancet study showing that rare mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles were more common in babies who had died from sudden infant death syndrome than in healthy infants. Cannon, chair of physiology, wrote a Lancet commentary on the findings and was quoted in the articles. The stories were syndicated by more than 270 outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail and Yahoo! News U.K.